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12 January 2011

Fresh Côte d'Ivoire violence erupts as armed groups clash

Amnesty International has warned of a fresh outbreak of violence in Côte d'Ivoire following the country’s disputed presidential elections after some of the worst armed clashes so far broke out in the city of Abidjan today.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Africa
11 January 2011

Belarus urged to free prisoners of conscience held after post-election protest

Amnesty International today called for the unconditional release of 15 Belarusian activists and journalists charged with ‘organizing mass disorder’ following a post-election demonstration in December, and declared them prisoners of conscience.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus
11 January 2011

Egypt must stop police intimidation of dead detainee’s family

Amnesty International today urged the Egyptian authorities to order security police to stop harassing and intimidating the family of a man allegedly tortured to death in detention after being arrested in connection with the 1 January bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria.

Tags
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
10 January 2011

Tunisian authorities urged to protect protesters following deadly weekend

Amnesty International has urged the Tunisian authorities to ensure the safety of anti-government protesters after security forces reportedly killed at least 23 people in protests over the weekend, amid reports of further deaths today.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
10 January 2011

Iran urged to drop prison sentences against human rights activists

Amnesty International has denounced the prison sentences imposed on two leading Iranian human rights defenders and urged the authorities to drop all charges against them.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
7 January 2011

Dominican Republic must stop forcible deportation of Haitians

Amnesty International today urged authorities in the Dominican Republic to immediately halt the mass deportation of Haitian migrants amid claims by the authorities that the move is necessary to prevent the spread of cholera.

Tags
  • Children,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Poverty,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Women
Region Americas
6 January 2011

Deadly Côte d’Ivoire raid as crisis talks agreed

Amnesty International today called on Côte d’Ivoire security forces  to stop their attacks on political opponents as new information was revealed about a deadly raid on political allies of Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized winner of the presidential election.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Africa
6 January 2011

Haiti: Sexual violence against women increasing

Women and girls living in Haiti’s makeshift camps face an increasing risk of rape and sexual violence, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Poverty,
  • Women
Region Americas
Country Haiti
6 January 2011

Tunisians must be allowed to protest peacefully without fear

Amnesty International today condemned an ongoing crackdown by Tunisian authorities on a wave of protests sparked by the attempted suicide of a young fruit seller who later died of his injuries.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Poverty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
4 January 2011

Russian activists jailed over freedom of assembly protest

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of three Russian opposition activists  detained in Moscow after a peaceful and sanctioned rally calling for freedom of assembly and later sentenced to administrative detention

Region Europe And Central Asia

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