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25 May 2011

Côte d’Ivoire: Both sides responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity

Forces allied to both former Côte d’Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo and incumbent Alassane Ouattara committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during six months of deadly violence following disputed elections, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

24 May 2011

Russian businessmen declared prisoners of conscience after convictions are upheld

Amnesty International has declared Russian businessmen Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev prisoners of conscience after the two men’s convictions on money laundering were today upheld by a Moscow court.

Region Europe And Central Asia
23 May 2011

Indonesian government must repeal caning bylaws in Aceh

The Indonesian government must end the use of caning as a form of punishment and repeal the laws that allow it in Aceh province, Amnesty International said today after at least 21 people were publicly caned since 12 May.

23 May 2011

EU Syria sanctions must prompt tougher UN action

New European Union sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad of Syria should prompt the UN and Arab League to take tougher action against Syria over its violent crackdown against protesters, Amnesty International said today. 

20 May 2011

Jamaica urged to bring to justice those guilty of gang operation killings

The Jamaican authorities must bring to justice those responsible for human rights violations, including the killing of 74 people in Kingston during a state of emergency imposed one year ago in an operation to arrest a suspected gang leader, Amnesty International today said in a new report.

Region Americas
Country Jamaica
19 May 2011

Mexico migrant find highlights grim conditions

The discovery of more than 500 irregular migrants being smuggled through Mexico in squalid conditions highlights the lack of adequate protection for the thousands that travel through the country each year, Amnesty International said today.

Region Americas
Country Mexico
18 May 2011

Moscow authorities ban gay pride event

Amnesty International is calling on the Moscow authorities to overturn their ban on the city’s gay pride event, which had been set to take place on 28 May

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Europe And Central Asia
18 May 2011

Oman must charge or release detained protesters

The Omani authorities must say where and why they are holding some six people arrested during a recent peaceful protest in the capital Muscat as more than two dozen others faced trial on protest-related charges.

Tags
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Oman
18 May 2011

Oman must charge or release detained protesters

The Omani authorities must say where and why they are holding some six people arrested during a recent peaceful protest in the capital Muscat as more than two dozen others faced trial on protest-related charges.

Tags
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Oman
18 May 2011

Egypt: Victims of protest violence deserve justice

The Egyptian authorities must provide justice to all of the victims of violent repression that took place during mass anti-government protests earlier this year, Amnesty International said in a comprehensive report into abuses that led to at least 840 deaths.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt

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