Gay Pride events in Riga, Latvia over the past two years have been interrupted by violent protests and bans by the authorities. In 2007 Amnesty supporters sent over a thousand appeals to the Latvian authorities urging safety for participants in the Riga Pride event. Over 70 Amnesty activists took part in the event.
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China: Health Fears for Detained Women Activists (UA 54/15)
Two of the five women activists who are in detention in China have been transferred to hospital with serious health problems. These are thought to have been aggravated by their continued detention, and they still might not be receiving the treatment they need.