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Press Releases

21 April 2011

Uganda urged to halt police attacks on peaceful protesters

The Ugandan government must immediately end the excessive use of force against protestors, Amnesty International said today, after police fired live rounds at crowds of protesters in different parts of the country reportedly killing a child.

Region Africa
Country Uganda
21 April 2011

Syrian authorities urged not to suppress 'Great Friday' protests

The Syrian authorities must not respond with violence to mass demonstrations planned across the country tomorrow, Amnesty International urged on the eve of a Facebook-promoted "Great Friday" protest.

  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
21 April 2011

Pakistan must bring justice to rape victim

The Pakistan Supreme Court's acquittal of five men charged with the gang rape of Mukhtaran Mai highlights the failure to bring perpetrators of such crimes to account, Amnesty International said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
20 April 2011

Egypt: Investigate security forces crimes now

Members of the security forces that have for decades brutally repressed Egyptians must be held to account, Amnesty International said today as it released a damning report into the use of emergency powers under former President Hosni Mubarak.

  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions
20 April 2011

Bradley Manning to be moved to new detention centre

The US soldier accused of leaking documents to the Wikileaks organisation is being moved to a new detention centre following concerns over his treatment.

Region Americas
Country USA
19 April 2011

Libya: International community must urgently increase aid to Misratah

The international community must immediately step up humanitarian aid to the Libyan city of Misratah, Amnesty International said today, as many of its residents remained without communications, electricity and water supplies.

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Medical And Health,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
18 April 2011

Restraint urged amid Nigeria election unrest

The Nigerian military must not use excessive force to quell riots and demonstrations taking place around the imminent announcement of presidential election results, Amnesty International said today. 

Region Africa
Country Nigeria
15 April 2011

Croatia: Key international court ruling delivers justice to victims of war crimes

A judgement handed down today by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia convicting two Croatian generals of responsibility for crimes against humanity is a strong victory for Croatia’s war victims

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Croatia
15 April 2011

Azerbaijan: Stop targeting peaceful protesters

Amnesty International has urged the Azerbaijani authorities to halt the targeting of peaceful protesters ahead of an opposition rally planned for 17 April

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
15 April 2011

Iraq: Restraint urged at Camp Ashraf as government forces mass

Amnesty International has warned Iraqi authorities against taking any unnecessary military action that would put civilian lives in danger, amid reports of a military build-up inside a camp for Iranian exiles north of Baghdad.

  • Detention,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq

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