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Press Releases

9 July 2011

Malaysia: Hundreds of Peaceful Protesters Arrested

Malaysian authorities responded to a peaceful rally for electoral reform in Kuala Lumpur today with mass arrests and excessive use of force, Amnesty International said today.

  • Law Enforcement
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
8 July 2011

Arms trade fuels violations in Sudan conflict

UN member states must act to control arms shipments to volatile regions like Sudan’s Southern Kordofan, Amnesty International said today ahead of a week of talks on a global Arms Trade Treaty.

  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Arms control and human rights
Region Africa
Country Sudan
8 July 2011

Pakistan: ‘Shoot on sight’ effectively declares Karachi a war zone

In reaction to news that Pakistan authorities ordered 1,000 extra troops into Karachi with instructions to "shoot on sight" armed men involved in the recent sectarian violence, Amnesty International's Asia-Pacific Director Sam Zarifi said:

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
7 July 2011

Tajikistan urged to release journalist amid torture allegations

The Tajikistani authorities must immediately release a BBC journalist, apparently held solely for his writing work, who is alleged to have been tortured or ill-treated while in detention

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Tajikistan
7 July 2011

India urged to implement court ban of anti-Maoist militias

Authorities in India’s Chhattisgarh state must immediately comply with a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to disband and disarm anti-Maoist state-sponsored civil militias, Amnesty International said today.

7 July 2011

Pakistan urged to act over escalating violence

Pakistani authorities must put an end to the rise in targeted killings across the country by providing justice for the victims and accountability for the perpetrators, Amnesty International said today amid reports of more than 30 fresh deaths in Karachi in the past two days alone.

6 July 2011

Report reveals crimes against humanity in Syrian town

The brutal methods used in a devastating Syrian security operation in the western town of Tell Kalakh may constitute crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
5 July 2011

Court rules Netherlands responsible for three Srebrenica deaths

The Netherlands was responsible for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslims during the 1995 Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a local appeals court in The Hague has ruled today

  • International Justice
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Netherlands
5 July 2011

Macedonian government must stop silencing critical media

The Macedonian authorities must stop its attempts to extinguish freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today, after three of the country’s newspapers were shut down

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Macedonia
4 July 2011

China: Authorities grow bolder in Uighur crackdown

Two years on from riots and mass arrests in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Amnesty International has warned that the Chinese authorities continue to silence those speaking out on abuses during and after the unrest.

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