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Egyptian president must reject flawed anti-terrorism laws

11 April 2014

New counter-terrorism legislation set to be approved by Egypt’s president is deeply flawed and must be scrapped or fundamentally revised, Amnesty International said.

UN peacekeeping force in Western Sahara must monitor human rights

11 April 2014

The UN Security Council must expand the mandate of its peacekeeping force in Western Sahara to include sustained human rights monitoring, said Amnesty International, amid clampdowns on peaceful protests and reports of activists tortured in custody during the past year. 

China: Rejection of detained activist’s appeal makes a “mockery of justice”

11 April 2014

A Chinese court’s decision to reject an appeal by prominent activist Xu Zhiyong and uphold his four year jail sentence is an affront to justice.

Nigeria: Fears grow for man forcibly disappeared after tweeting photos

11 April 2014

There are mounting fears over the fate of  a man who went missing 11 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja, Amnesty International said today as joined a twitter action on his behalf.

Kenya: Somalis trapped in ‘catch-22’ amid crackdown on refugees

11 April 2014

Somali refugees and asylum-seekers living in Kenya are being trapped in a catch-22 situation by the government’s counter-terrorism crackdown, Amnesty International said. 

Amnesty International releases Manual to fight injustice

9 April 2014

A new resource to arm lawyers, defendants and the judiciary with the tools to fight against unfair trials and injustice is published by Amnesty International today.

Q&A: The Central African Republic’s human rights crisis

9 April 2014

An overview of the human rights crisis of historic proportions facing the people of the Central African Republic.

Egypt must end 'vindictive' detention of Al Jazeera journalists

9 April 2014

Egypt’s continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement is “vindictive", said Amnesty International.

Europe: "We ask for justice": Europe's failure to protect Roma From Racist Violence

8 April 2014

On 24 July 2012, more than 800 Roma and Ashkali people displaced from Kosovo had their homes and possessions destroyed following a fire at their settlement in the outskirts of Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica. Amnesty International is calling on the authorities to immediately provide them with adequate alternative accommodation.

Roma in Europe: Demanding justice and protection in the face of violence

8 April 2014

European states are failing to curb and in some cases even fuelling discrimination, intimidation and violence against Roma, Amnesty International said on International Roma Day on 8 April.

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