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Press Releases

14 June 2011

Response to the International Criminal Court (ICC) proposal to hold confirmation of charges hearings in Kenya

“Amnesty International fully supports the ICC proposal to hold the confirmation of charges hearings in Kenya,” said Michelle Kagari, Amnesty International’s deputy Africa director.

Region Africa
Country Kenya
13 June 2011

Malaysia: Arrest Sudanese President wanted for war crimes

The Malaysian government should immediately withdraw its invitation to Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, and arrest him if he travels to Malaysia, Amnesty International said today.

11 June 2011

Amnesty International reaction to violence against Croatia Pride march

Amnesty International's response to violence against participants in the "Different Families, Same Rights" Pride march in Split which led to the event having to be stopped.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Croatia
10 June 2011

Iran: End the banning and harassment of independent trade unions

Independent trade unionists in Iran are imprisoned for speaking out about labour rights while independent workers’ bodies face ongoing repression Amnesty International said today, as it called on the Tehran authorities to respect basic social and economic freedoms.

10 June 2011

Saudi Arabia: Surge in executions in recent weeks

The Saudi Arabian authorities must halt the use of the death penalty, Amnesty International said today, following a significant increase in executions in the country in the last six weeks

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
10 June 2011

Sudan: Risks to civilians increasing in Southern Kordofan

A humanitarian emergency is unfolding in the Sudanese state of Southern Kordofan, as forces from the North and South continue to launch attacks in civilian areas

Region Africa
Country Sudan
9 June 2011

Investigation into Pakistan student killing must lead to prosecution

Any Pakistani investigation into the killing of an unarmed student by paramilitary police forces must be thorough and impartial, and lead to a conviction of those guilty of the crime, Amnesty International said today.

8 June 2011

Kyrgyzstan: Lack of justice could fuel new violence

Failure to deliver justice for the killing, rape and torture of civilians could lead to further clashes, Amnesty International warned ahead of the first anniversary of the violence that shook southern parts of Kyrgyzstan

  • International Justice
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan
8 June 2011

Guatemalan former officials must be brought to justice over killings

Austria and Switzerland must ensure that former high-ranking Guatemalan officials face justice for serious allegations of involvement in extrajudicial executions, Amnesty International said today.

  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Switzerland
8 June 2011

Hired gunmen threaten rural communities in Brazil

Brazilian authorities must investigate acts of violence and intimidation by hired gunmen against rural workers in the north of the country, Amnesty International said today, amid ongoing threats targeting two communities.

  • Armed Groups,
  • Impunity
Region Americas
Country Brazil

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