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Press Releases

 
7 March 2011

Saudi authorities urged to allow peaceful protests

Amnesty International has called on the Saudi Arabian government to allow peaceful protests after the authorities confirmed a ban on all demonstrations in the Kingdom.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
7 March 2011

Azerbaijan must halt crackdown on protest organisers

Amnesty International is calling on Azerbaijan’s authorities to immediately end their crackdown on activists preparing for a March 11 protest inspired by recent events in the Middle East and North Africa

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
4 March 2011

Côte d'Ivoire power and water cuts deepen humanitarian crisis

Amnesty International has warned of a deepening humanitarian crisis in Côte d'Ivoire after electricity and water supplies were cut to large parts of the country earlier this week

Region Africa
4 March 2011

Libyan paramedics targeted by pro-Gaddafi forces

Libyan medical teams have told Amnesty International how they came under fire from pro-Gaddafi security forces yesterday while carrying out their medical work.

Tags
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
4 March 2011

Taiwan: Executions of five men condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the execution of five men in Taiwan on 4 March 2011

Tags
  • Death Penalty,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Taiwan
4 March 2011

Turkey must review legislation restricting freedom of expression

Amnesty International has urged the Turkish authorities to review the use of a law on “incitement to hatred or hostility” after eight journalists were arrested yesterday for holding membership of Ergenekon, an alleged ultra-nationalist network with links to state institutions

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkey
3 March 2011

China: Stop crackdown on foreign reporters

China’s recent crackdown on foreign journalists covering potential protests inspired by events in the Middle East and North Africa signals the government’s fear of popular protests, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
2 March 2011

Pakistan urged to bring killers of minorities’ minister to justice

Amnesty International has called on Pakistan’s government to ensure the killers of Shahbaz Bhatti, the country’s minister for minorities, are brought to justice.

Tags
  • Discrimination,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
2 March 2011

Fears grow for Libya migrants as thousands flee

Amnesty International has warned of a growing humanitarian crisis as thousands of migrants flee Libya during continuing unrest.

Tags
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
2 March 2011

Egyptian authorities must free protester convicted by military court

Amnesty International has called on the Egyptian authorities to release a man sentenced by a military court to five years in prison on Tuesday, apparently for exercising his right to peaceful protest.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt

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