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9 March 2011

Nepal: Respect Basic Freedoms during Tibetan Holiday Season

The new government of Nepal should respect the rights of Tibetans in Nepal to freedom of expression, assembly and association, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists said today. These rights are guaranteed for all persons in Nepal by international human rights treaties to which Nepal is a party, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Nepal
9 March 2011

Yemen urged to halt deadly attacks on protesters

The Yemeni authorities must end deadly night raids and other attacks on protests, Amnesty International said today, after one protester was killed and around 100 injured in the capital Sana’a late last night.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
9 March 2011

Sudan: Crackdown on peaceful protest continues

The Sudanese authorities must release over 50 protesters arrested during a peaceful anti-government demonstration in the capital Khartoum, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Sudan
9 March 2011

Kenya must comply with ICC summons on post-election violence

Amnesty International has urged the Kenyan authorities to ensure that government officials suspected of being implicated in post-election violence in 2008 comply with a summons from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Region Africa
Country Kenya
9 March 2011

Egyptian army condemned over Tahrir Square protest breakup

Amnesty International has today condemned the Egyptian army's heavy-handed actions to clear Cairo's Tahrir Square of protesters, after soldiers beat demonstrators and made scores of arrests.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
8 March 2011

Video footage shows Egyptian prison inmates apparently tortured and killed

Amnesty International has called for an urgent investigation by the Egyptian authorities after receiving video footage from inside a morgue showing the bodies of scores of prisoners, some of whom had apparently been tortured before being killed.

Tags
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
8 March 2011

Syria must release all prisoners of conscience after human rights lawyer freed

Amnesty International has urged the Syrian authorities to free all prisoners of conscience following the release of a 79-year-old human rights lawyer.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
7 March 2011

Guatemala must act to stop the killing of women

Amnesty International today urged the Guatemalan authorities to act to stop the high numbers of women being killed across the country and ensure perpetrators are brought to justice, ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March.

Tags
  • Women
Region Americas
Country Guatemala
7 March 2011

Chinese crackdown on Uighur writers continues as web editor jailed

An ethnic Uighur website manager who was sentenced to seven years in jail in China after a secret trial is the latest in a series of Uighur writers imprisoned for peaceful expression of cultural or political views, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
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

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