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Press Releases

24 October 2014

Equatorial Guinea must disclose full details of amnesty for political prisoners

Equatorial Guinea’s government should reveal the names and the reasons for the arrest of all prisoners set to benefit from the country’s newly announced amnesty on political crimes, Amnesty International said today. 

27 August 2010

Zimbabwe: Armed police torch homes of 250 people in Harare

Amnesty International is calling on the Zimbabwean government to take immediate action to protect some 250 people who were forcibly evicted before their homes and possessions were set alight during a night raid by armed Zimbabwean police.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
25 August 2010

Yemen abandons human rights in the name of countering terrorism

The Yemeni authorities must stop sacrificing human rights in the name of security as they confront threats from al-Qa’ida, Zaidi Shi'a rebels in the north, and address growing demands for secession in the south, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
24 August 2010

Nigeria: UN must not use flawed data on cause of oil spills

Amnesty International today challenged the credibility of data cited by a senior UN official investigating oil-impacted sites in Ogoniland in the Niger Delta.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
24 August 2010

Indian government rejection of Vedanta bauxite mine a “landmark victory” for Indigenous rights

Amnesty International today described the Indian government’s decision to reject the bauxite mine project in Orissa’s Niyamgiri Hills as a landmark victory for the human rights of Indigenous communities.

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Indigenous peoples
23 August 2010

Burundi: Investigate those accused of torturing opposition politicians

Burundian authorities must investigate allegations that state security officials tortured 12 opposition politicians during the country’s recent elections

Region Africa
Country Burundi
23 August 2010

Proposed China death penalty reforms may have no great impact on executions

Amnesty International warned today that proposed reforms of China’s application of the death penalty may not result in significantly fewer executions.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
23 August 2010

Execution of four men in Equatorial Guinea condemned

Amnesty International today condemned the execution of four men in Equatorial Guinea, all convicted of attempting to assassinate the country’s President.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Africa
20 August 2010

Saudi Arabia urged not to deliberately paralyse man as retribution punishment

Amnesty International has urged the Saudi Arabian authorities not to deliberately paralyse a man in retribution for similar injuries he allegedly caused during a fight.

Tags
  • Medical And Health,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
19 August 2010

Malaysia should halt expansion of security force accused of abuses

The Malaysian government should scrap plans to expand a state-sponsored security force of civilian volunteers with a long record of human rights abuses against refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
18 August 2010

Bahrain intensifies crackdown on activists and clerics

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities amid fears that they could be prisoners of conscience.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain

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