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24 July 2011

Fears for Egyptian activist after attack on protest march

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to ensure that an activist thought to have been arrested on 23 July is immediately freed and that he is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
22 July 2011

Proposed Saudi Arabian anti-terror law would strangle peaceful protest

A draft Saudi Arabian anti-terrorism law obtained by Amnesty International would allow the authorities to prosecute peaceful dissent as a terrorist crime.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
22 July 2011

Hundreds of Haitian families evicted from earthquake camp

Some 500 Haitian families have been forcibly removed from a makeshift camp in central Port-au-Prince, leaving them without shelter for the third time since a devastating earthquake in January 2010

Region Americas
Country Haiti
22 July 2011

Gambia: Hundreds disappeared, killed and tortured

Gambia must act to improve the deteriorating human rights situation across the country

Region Africa
Country Gambia
21 July 2011

New Iran public execution video highlights ‘brutal’ death penalty

Graphic new video footage of a public hanging in Iran this week highlights the brutalisation of both the condemned and those who watch executions

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
21 July 2011

Malawi must investigate protest killings

The Malawian authorities must immediately launch an independent investigation into the deaths of at least eight people shot by security forces during demonstrations that erupted into violence in the northern city of Mzuzu

Region Africa
Country Malawi
20 July 2011

Final Hague war crimes suspect arrested

Amnesty International welcomes long overdue arrest of Goran Hadzić, the only remaining suspect wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, for crimes against humanity and war crimes in eastern Slavonia, Croatia

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
20 July 2011

Somalia: Children facing war crimes

The scale of war crimes affecting Somali children, including the systematic recruitment of child soldiers under 15 by armed Islamist groups, has been exposed in a new report by Amnesty International today.

19 July 2011

Italy: Still no justice 10 years after the Genoa G8

Ten years after the Genoa G8 demonstrations, few investigations or prosecutions have taken place and the Italian authorities have still not publicly condemned and apologized for the ill treatment of protesters , Amnesty International said today, as it called on Italy to strengthen measures against arbitrary and abusive use of force by police.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Italy
19 July 2011

Orissa high court rejects Vedanta refinery expansion

Amnesty International has urged the Indian authorities to order the immediate clean-up of an alumina refinery in the state of Orissa, following a high court decision to reject plans for its expansion by a subsidiary of the UK-based Vedanta Resources.

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