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23 May 2014

Kenya: Somalis scapegoated in counter-terror crackdown

Kenya’s Somali community is being scapegoated in a counter-terror operation which has seen thousands subjected to arbitrary arrest, harassment, extortion, ill-treatment, forcible relocation and expulsion, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Kenya
22 May 2014

Zimbabwe: Anniversary of new Constitution no cause for celebration

Legislation restricting internationally recognized human rights is still in place in Zimbabwe, one year after the new Constitution was signed into law promising improved civil liberties for all, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
22 May 2014

UN: Russian and Chinese vetoes of Syria ICC resolution ‘callous’

Russia and China have displayed a chilling disregard for countless victims of serious human rights abuses in Syria by vetoing a UN Security Council resolution today to refer the situation to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Amnesty International. 

 

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Conflict in Syria,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • International Justice,
  • MENA unrest,
  • United Nations,
  • International Justice
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
22 May 2014

Sudan: More than half a million call to free pregnant woman sentenced to death for her religious choice as lawyers lodge appeal

Lawyers have confirmed to Amnesty International that an appeal has been lodged against the conviction of a pregnant Sudanese Christian woman, who has been sentenced to death for her religious choice and to 100 lashes for ‘adultery’. 

Region Africa
Country Sudan
22 May 2014

Egypt: Dozens of disappeared civilians face ongoing torture at military prison

Dozens of civilians have been subjected to enforced disappearance and held for months in secret detention at an Egyptian military camp, where they are subjected to torture and other ill-treatment to make them confess to crimes, according to shocking new evidence gathered by Amnesty International.

 

Tags
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Stop Torture,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
21 May 2014

Syrian refugees in Lebanon desperate for health care amid international apathy

A severe shortfall in international support has left many Syrian refugees in Lebanon unable to access crucial medical care, according to a new report by Amnesty International. The situation is so desperate that in some cases refugees have resorted to returning to Syria to receive the treatment they need.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
21 May 2014

Iran must halt hanging of Ahwazi Arab men after forced TV ‘confessions’

The planned execution, on 22 May, of two members of the Ahwazi Arab minority who were forced to “confess” on TV and are being held in an unknown location is an absolute mockery of justice which must be stopped immediately, Amnesty International said. 

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
21 May 2014

Russia: Anna Politkovskaya murder convictions fall short of full justice

The conviction of five men for the murder of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya marks only a small step towards justice

Region Europe And Central Asia
21 May 2014

Israel/OPT: Footage appears to show deliberate killing of Palestinian children - Spokespeople available

Amnesty International’s experts are available for comment on the routine use of excessive force and pattern of unlawful killings by the Israeli forces in the West Bank after footage emerged of two Palestinian teenagers being shot dead by Israeli forces in the area. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
21 May 2014

Libya must immediately surrender Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi to the ICC

The Libyan authorities must immediately surrender Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face trial on charges of crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said, following the Court’s decision to proceed with his prosecution.

 

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Fair Trials,
  • International Justice,
  • MENA unrest,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • International Justice
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya

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