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Nigeria: Fears grow for man forcibly disappeared after tweeting photos

11 April 2014

There are mounting fears over the fate of  a man who went missing 11 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja, Amnesty International said today as joined a twitter action on his behalf.

Kenya: Somalis trapped in ‘catch-22’ amid crackdown on refugees

11 April 2014

Somali refugees and asylum-seekers living in Kenya are being trapped in a catch-22 situation by the government’s counter-terrorism crackdown, Amnesty International said. 

Amnesty International releases Manual to fight injustice

9 April 2014

A new resource to arm lawyers, defendants and the judiciary with the tools to fight against unfair trials and injustice is published by Amnesty International today.

Q&A: The Central African Republic’s human rights crisis

9 April 2014

An overview of the human rights crisis of historic proportions facing the people of the Central African Republic.

Egypt must end 'vindictive' detention of Al Jazeera journalists

9 April 2014

Egypt’s continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement is “vindictive", said Amnesty International.

EUROPE: “WE ASK FOR JUSTICE”: EUROPE’S FAILURE TO PROTECT ROMA FROM RACIST VIOLENCE

8 April 2014

On 24 July 2012, more than 800 Roma and Ashkali people displaced from Kosovo had their homes and possessions destroyed following a fire at their settlement in the outskirts of Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica. Amnesty International is calling on the authorities to immediately provide them with adequate alternative accommodation.

Roma in Europe: Demanding justice and protection in the face of violence

8 April 2014

European states are failing to curb and in some cases even fuelling discrimination, intimidation and violence against Roma, Amnesty International said on International Roma Day on 8 April.

Czech Republic: “Maybe this is what it was like during Hitler’s era”

8 April 2014

When Romani children in the city of České Budějovice, in southern Czech Republic, wake up scared in the middle of the night, it is not for fear of imaginary monsters.

France: “They said they would have killed us if we stayed”

8 April 2014

Attacks, discrimination, violent evictions, homelessness and extreme poverty. Life for the 20,000 Roma in France – most of them migrants – is a far cry from the idyllic image the country tries to portray.

Greece: “My children are afraid, they don’t want to return to the house”

8 April 2014

The nearly 350,000 Roma living in Greece have been at the receiving end of discrimination and intolerance for generations.

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