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11 April 2011

UPDATE Women in France banned from wearing the veil in public

Amnesty International condemns the detention of several people, including two women wearing the full-face veil, who were protesting against the law banning the wearing of any form of clothing concealing one's face in public

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country France
11 April 2011

Charges against Ugandan opposition leaders must be dropped

The Ugandan authorities must drop all criminal charges against several leading opposition figures temporarily detained today for taking part in protests in the capital Kampala, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Uganda
11 April 2011

Swaziland activists detained ahead of banned protests

Authorities in Swaziland must ensure the safety of four key activists who were detained last night in an apparent bid to disrupt planned protests marches, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Swaziland
11 April 2011

Killing of captives points to war crimes by Libyan government forces

Amnesty International has today revealed fresh evidence of extrajudicial executions apparently committed by Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi's forces near the town of Ajdabiya in recent days.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
9 April 2011

Two dead as Egyptian army forces protesters out of Tahrir Square

Amnesty International today condemned the excessive use of force used by the Egyptian army when at least two protesters were reportedly killed when soldiers attempted to disperse those gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

8 April 2011

Iraq: Investigate deadly violence at Camp Ashraf

The Iraqi authorities must immediately launch an independent investigation into reports that Iraqi troops killed and injured residents of a camp for Iranian exiles north of Baghdad in an unprovoked attack, Amnesty International said today.

  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
8 April 2011

Two killed in clashes over Peru mining project

The Peruvian authorities must refrain from using excessive force against people protesting against a large mining project, Amnesty International said today, after two protesters were shot dead and scores were injured in clashes with police.

Region Americas
Country Peru
8 April 2011

Death toll rises amid fresh Syrian protests

At least 171 people are believed to have been killed during three weeks of unrest in Syria, Amnesty International said today after at least eight more fatalities during protests.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
7 April 2011

Serbia urged to stop forced evictions of Roma

The Serbian authorities must halt forced evictions of Roma in the capital Belgrade and provide them with adequate housing, Amnesty International said on the eve of International Roma Day

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
7 April 2011

Mexico must urgently investigate mass grave

Amnesty International today urged the Mexican authorities to conduct a full and effective investigation into the deaths of 59 people, whose bodies were found in mass graves yesterday on a route used by migrants travelling to the USA.

Region Americas
Country Mexico

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