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Press Releases

 
4 March 2011

Taiwan: Executions of five men condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the execution of five men in Taiwan on 4 March 2011

Tags
  • Death Penalty,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Taiwan
4 March 2011

Turkey must review legislation restricting freedom of expression

Amnesty International has urged the Turkish authorities to review the use of a law on “incitement to hatred or hostility” after eight journalists were arrested yesterday for holding membership of Ergenekon, an alleged ultra-nationalist network with links to state institutions

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkey
3 March 2011

China: Stop crackdown on foreign reporters

China’s recent crackdown on foreign journalists covering potential protests inspired by events in the Middle East and North Africa signals the government’s fear of popular protests, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
2 March 2011

Pakistan urged to bring killers of minorities’ minister to justice

Amnesty International has called on Pakistan’s government to ensure the killers of Shahbaz Bhatti, the country’s minister for minorities, are brought to justice.

Tags
  • Discrimination,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
2 March 2011

Fears grow for Libya migrants as thousands flee

Amnesty International has warned of a growing humanitarian crisis as thousands of migrants flee Libya during continuing unrest.

Tags
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
2 March 2011

Egyptian authorities must free protester convicted by military court

Amnesty International has called on the Egyptian authorities to release a man sentenced by a military court to five years in prison on Tuesday, apparently for exercising his right to peaceful protest.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
1 March 2011

Tunisia: Security forces must be held accountable for killing protesters

Amnesty International has today called for immediate independent investigations as it released a report detailing unlawful killings and acts of brutality by Tunisian security forces during the protests in December and January that led to the departure of former President Ben Ali.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • International Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
1 March 2011

Tens of thousands at risk in Côte d'Ivoire as fighting intensifies

Amnesty International has urged authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to protect the population as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee heavy gunfire amid intensified fighting across the country.

Region Africa
28 February 2011

Vietnamese authorities must release Dr. Nguyen Dan Que

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Dr. Nguyen Dan Que, a Vietnamese political and human rights activist, who was arrested on Saturday, 26 February 2011, by the Ho Chi Minh City Police Investigation Agency.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Viet Nam
28 February 2011

Control Arms Coalition: Time to get serious on the Arms Trade Treaty

New York : Campaigners today called on governments meeting at the United Nations to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers. The call came as delegates meet this week to resume negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a legally-binding treaty to regulate the global arms trade.

Tags
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Arms control and human rights

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