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China: Attempt to block tribute to rights activist at UN ‘an insulting ploy’

20 March 2014

The Chinese government’s attempt to block a tribute by the UN Human Rights Council to Cao Shunli, a prominent human rights activist, who died in detention is disgraceful, said Amnesty International.  

Venezuela: Arrest of local mayor signals potential “witch hunt”

20 March 2014

The arrest of a Venezuelan mayor for his alleged involvement in anti-government protests is a signal of the deteriorating human rights situation in the country.

Côte d’Ivoire: Former militia leader’s transfer to the ICC a first step to justice

20 March 2014

The decision taken today by Côte d’Ivoire to send former militia leader Charles Blé Goudé, accused of crimes against humanity, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a key step towards justice for the victims of serious crimes following elections three years ago, said Amnesty International.

 

Ukraine: Nationalist MP launches brutal attack against TV executive

19 March 2014

A violent attack by a nationalist member of parliament against the head of one of Ukraine’s leading TV channel yesterday must be urgently investigated, and those responsible brought to justice.

Sri Lankan government amplifies its ‘dirty tactics’ during UN session

19 March 2014

The Sri Lankan government’s ongoing dirty tactics to silence and smear dissidents are a brazen attempt to deflect criticism as the country faces fresh scrutiny at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Amnesty International said today.

UN: Mexico must address dire human rights situation with concrete actions not rhetoric

19 March 2014

Mexico must put into action the promises it makes to the United Nations Human Rights Council tomorrow if it is to address the dire human rights situation in the country.

Saudi Arabia must back concessions on human rights with action

19 March 2014

Saudi Arabia’s decision to accept numerous recommendations to improve its human rights record during its United Nations Human Rights Council review session is unlikely to put an end to grave violations and discrimination. 

 

Cyprus: Abusive detention of migrants and asylum seekers flouts EU law

18 March 2014

Cypriot immigration authorities routinely detain hundreds of migrants and asylum-seekers in prison-like conditions for extended periods while awaiting deportation. 

PNG: Video of man mauled by police dogs must be investigated

18 March 2014

Alleged brutality by a Papua New Guinea police dog squad must be investigated. , after a graphic video depicted a seemingly defenceless man being repeatedly attacked.

Yemen: Three years on no justice for Sana’a protest killings

18 March 2014

Yemen’s authorities have manifestly failed to hold a thorough and independent investigation into the deaths of at least 50 peaceful demonstrators and bystanders killed in Sana’a during the 2011 uprising.

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