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11 February 2011

Azerbaijan must stop harassment of activists inspired by Egypt protests

Amnesty International has urged the Azerbaijani authorities to stop the harassment of activists, after two members of an opposition youth organization were apparently targeted this week for using Facebook to call for anti-government protests

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
11 February 2011

Egypt: Human rights reform essential as Hosni Mubarak steps aside

In response to dramatic developments in Egypt, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said:
"I congratulate the protesters for their extraordinary courage and commitment to achieve fundamental change”.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
11 February 2011

Algeria urged to allow peaceful protests

Amnesty International is urging the Algerian authorities not to crack down on planned nationwide anti-government protests tomorrow, amid reports demonstrations in the capital, Algiers, have been banned. 

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • MENA unrest,
  • Poverty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Algeria
11 February 2011

Rwanda: Opposition politician jailed for exercising rights

Amnesty International has called for the unconditional release of Rwandan opposition leader Bernard Ntaganda jailed today on politically motivated charges.

Region Africa
Country Rwanda
10 February 2011

Chad: End the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict

Boys as young as 13-years-old are being used as soldiers by officers of the Chadian national army and armed groups, a report by Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Chad
10 February 2011

Egypt: Human rights must come first at critical moment

Amnesty International has today urged Egypt's authorities to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully participate in shaping the country's future.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • MENA unrest,
  • Poverty,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
10 February 2011

Sri Lanka: Government must act on enforced disappearance

On the eve of the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Sri Lanka human rights defender Pattani Razeek, Amnesty International renews its call for the Sri Lankan government to ensure those responsible for his abduction are brought to justice.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
9 February 2011

UAE urged to disclose whereabouts of detained man

Amnesty International has called on the United Arab Emirates’ authorities to disclose the legal status and whereabouts of a man arrested apparently for expressing support for demonstrators in Egypt and Tunisia.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • MENA unrest
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country UAE
9 February 2011

Thailand: Trial of web forum moderator jeopardizes freedom of expression

The Thai authorities should drop all charges against human rights defender and web forum moderator Chiranuch Premchaiporn, whose trial continues this week, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand
8 February 2011

Libyan writer detained following protest call

A Libyan writer and political commentator arrested last week and accused of a driving offence appears to have been targeted for calling for peaceful protests in the country, Amnesty International has said.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya

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