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Press Releases

 
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
27 January 2011

UK-trained security forces must stop extrajudicial executions in Bangladesh

Amnesty International  is calling on the UK government to raise concerns about reports of torture, extrajudicial executions, and excessive use of force by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Bangladesh
26 January 2011

Viet Nam activist prison sentence condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the eight-year prison sentence handed down to a Vietnamese pro-democracy activist and former Communist Party official for posting articles on the internet calling for democracy.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Viet Nam
26 January 2011

Egypt must stop crackdown on protesters

Amnesty International today condemned a crackdown on demonstrations in Egypt amid continuing protests against poverty, police abuse and corruption.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Poverty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
25 January 2011

Afghan parliament inauguration highlights crisis of accountability

The Afghan government must investigate thousands of allegations of human rights violations, criminal activity and electoral fraud by members of the country’s parliament, which begins its second term on 26 January, Amnesty International said.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
24 January 2011

South Korean rights defenders convicted for helping victims of violations

Amnesty International has condemned the conviction of two South Korean human rights defenders for peacefully protesting in support of families whose loved ones died while demonstrating against forced evictions.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country South Korea
24 January 2011

US accused of inhumane treatment over Wikileaks soldier case

Amnesty International has urged the US authorities to alleviate the harsh pre-trial detention conditions of Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking information to Wikileaks

Region Americas
Country USA

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