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18 January 2011

The investigation surrounding the existence of secret prisons run by the US Central Agency (CIA) in Lithuania must not be closed until all avenues of evidence have been thoroughly pursued, Amnesty International has said.  

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18 January 2011

Croatia must investigate fresh claims that a senior politician failed to prevent war crimes committed by Croatian forces during the 1991-1995 war.

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18 January 2011

Amnesty international has condemned the death sentence imposed on a man found guilty of sectarian killings in Egypt and called on the authorities there to stop circumventing the criminal justice system by using emergency courts.

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18 January 2011

Amnesty International calls on the Yemeni authorities to halt the execution of a man facing the death penalty for a murder he is alleged to have committed when he was under 18 years old.

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18 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Haitian authorities to investigate alleged human rights violations committed by former president Jean-Claude Duvalier, also known as 'Baby Doc', after he was detained in Port-Au-Prince.

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17 January 2011

More than 30 Angolan detainees still imprisoned in appalling conditions under a vague security law overturned last year must be released,

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17 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Haitian authorities to bring former president Jean-Claude Duvalier – also known as 'Baby Doc' – to justice for human rights abuses committed during his regime in the 1970s and 80s.

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17 January 2011

Amnesty International has reiterated its call on the Tunisian authorities to respect human rights amid a renewed wave of anti-government protests across the country today.

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14 January 2011

The Tunisian authorities must either release or promptly charge two men arrested after one of them gave media interviews about ongoing protests.

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14 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Iraqi authorities to prevent the forcible return to Iran of several members of the Ahwazi Arab minority amid fears that they would be at serious risk of torture.

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14 January 2011

A Belarus human rights group has rejected government accusations that it is trying to ‘discredit’ the country by talking to the UN about  rights violations.

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14 January 2011

Amnesty International has again called on the Hungarian authorities to amend controversial new media laws amid planned public protests calling for freedom of expression.

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14 January 2011

Mohammad Ghazzai al-Mutairi, who had been arrested apparently for possessing alcohol, is alleged to have died as a result of police torture.

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14 January 2011

The Tunisian authorities must rescind permissions to "shoot on sight", as the President leaves the country amid a state of emergency.

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13 January 2011

Ahmed Haroun, the Governor of South Kordofan was given transport to a meeting despite being the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the ICC.

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12 January 2011

Amnesty International warns that the population could be caught up between the fighting on both sides, after some of the worst clashes so far between armed civilians and the security forces.

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12 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois to bring an end to executions in his state by signing a bill to abolish the death penalty newly passed by the state legislature.

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11 January 2011

Amnesty International today called for the unconditional release of 16 Belarusian activists and journalists charged with ‘organizing mass disorder’, and declared them prisoners of conscience. 

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11 January 2011

The Egyptian authorities must stop the harassment and intimidation of the family of a man allegedly tortured to death in detention following a January church bombing.

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11 January 2011

Amnesty International warns against further arrests after President Ben Ali's speech on national television about the ongoing nationwide demonstrations.

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