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4 February 2011

Rwandan journalists’ imprisonment condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the imprisonment of two Rwandan journalists who criticized president Paul Kagame ahead of last year’s elections.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Africa
Country Rwanda
3 February 2011

Egyptian Vice President must halt attacks on peaceful protesters

Amnesty international has called on the Egyptian Vice President, Omar Suleiman, to stop the violence unleashed by pro-government supporters in Cairo and across the country amid fresh reports of a renewed crackdown on journalists and activists.

Tags
  • Poverty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
3 February 2011

Sudanese security agents raid newspaper offices


Amnesty International calls on Sudan to release 16 people seized during a raid on a newspaper headquarters in Khartoum.

Region Africa
Country Sudan
3 February 2011

Crackdown by Egyptian security forces condemned

Amnesty International has condemned a sweeping crackdown by Egyptian security forces today that saw activists and journalists harassed and two Amnesty International staff members detained along with dozens others.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
2 February 2011

Egyptian army urged to protect protestors

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to protect the right to peaceful protest as clashes erupted with organized groups of pro-government supporters attacking protesters in Cairo and across Egypt

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
31 January 2011

Palestinian human rights activist jailed in Israel

Amnesty International has urged the Israeli authorities to end their harassment of Palestinian human rights activists after a well-known campaigner in Haifa was jailed for nine years and given an additional one-year suspended sentence earlier today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
31 January 2011

Sudan: End protest crackdown

Amnesty International has called on the Sudanese government to end its crackdown on freedom of expression following the arrest of at least 70 people at demonstrations inspired by those in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

Region Africa
Country Sudan
28 January 2011

Egyptian authorities urged to rein in security forces

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to rein in security forces to prevent further deaths of protesters, amid continuing nationwide protests.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Poverty,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
27 January 2011

Disturbing new evidence of Tunisian security forces brutality

Amnesty International has today revealed disturbing new evidence of the brutal methods used by Tunisian security forces to try to quell anti-Government protests in recent weeks.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Poverty,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
27 January 2011

Uganda: Investigate killing of LGBT rights activist

Amnesty International has called on the Ugandan authorities to ensure a credible investigation into the death of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights activist who successfully sued a national newspaper which named him as being homosexual.

Tags
  • Discrimination
Region Africa
Country Uganda

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