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Global call to make 3rd anniversary of Syria crisis the last marked by bloodshed

13 March 2014

Across the world thousands of people will mark the 3rd anniversary of the crisis in Syria with candlelit vigils, the lighting up of iconic locations and the release of Banksy-inspired red balloons carrying messages of hope to Syrians. 

Malaysia: Halt imminent execution of man suffering from mental illness

13 March 2014

Malaysia’s authorities must immediately halt the execution of a Nigerian national suffering from mental health problems, convicted of a murder committed around 18 years ago. 

China: Police detain website founder in raid

13 March 2014

Police in China have detained the founder of a human rights website after a raid on his home on Thursday.

Venezuela: Death toll will keep rising unless all sides commit to human rights

13 March 2014

The death toll of at least 25 after a month of massive public demonstrations for and against the government in Venezuela will keep rising unless all sides commit to human rights.

From the field: Syrian refugees in Lebanon risk their lives for medical treatment

12 March 2014

A growing number of Syrians living in refugee camps in Lebanon are having to risk their lives to seek medical care.

Turkey: Funeral protests over Gezi Park police impunity

12 March 2014

Amnesty International is monitoring events at the funeral old 15-year-old Berkin Elvan in Istanbul as thousands gather in cities across Turkey to protest ongoing police impunity. 

China: Release citizen journalists detained for highlighting security crackdown

11 March 2014

The Chinese authorities must immediately release three citizen journalists detained  for highlighting a security crackdown in Beijing.

Sudan: Student shot dead and more than 100 arrested at Khartoum protest

11 March 2014

The Sudanese security forces must immediately stop the use of excessive and unlawful force against protesters, Amnesty International said today, after a student died of gunshot wounds sustained during a demonstration at the University of Khartoum.

Syria: Yarmouk under siege - a horror story of war crimes, starvation and death

10 March 2014

A new report by Amnesty International reveals that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been carried out on Palestinian and Syrian civilians in Yarmouk, on the outskirts of Damascus, which is under brutal siege by Syrian government forces. 

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim decision a “bleak day for justice”

7 March 2014

The conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on charges of ‘sodomy’ should be quashed, Amnesty International said.

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