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Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session

26 February 2014

The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today. 

Ukraine must prosecute the perpetrators of demonstration deaths

26 February 2014

All those responsible for the deaths of more than 100 people killed during the anti-government protests in Ukraine must be brought to justice, said Amnesty International today. 

Egypt: End military trial of journalists

25 February 2014

Egypt’s armed forces must end the military trial of two journalists, release them immediately and unconditionally, and drop all charges against them, Amnesty International said as it named both men prisoners of conscience. 

Uganda: President Museveni Signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill

24 February 2014

President Museveni has just signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law. It is a draconian and damaging piece of legislation, Amnesty International said today.

Russia: Hundreds more protesters arbitrarily arrested outside Bolotnaya trial sentencing

24 February 2014

The apparently arbitrary arrest and detention of a further 234 peaceful protesters outside a Moscow court building today shows how the Russian authorities’ rampant violation of freedom of expression and assembly shows no sign of letting up, Amnesty International said. 

Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation

24 February 2014

The international community must act on a robust new UN report calling for an international investigation into alleged human rights violations and war crimes in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International said. 

 

Russia: Legacy of Olympic Games tarnished by arrests

22 February 2014

The legacy of the Sochi Olympics will be tainted by human rights violations and the failure of the International Olympic Committee to confront the Russian authorities over them. 

UN Security Council: Adoption of resolution offers first sign of hope for Syria

22 February 2014

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimous vote to adopt a resolution addressing humanitarian aid and human rights abuses in Syria is a significant step towards alleviating the suffering in Syria, said Amnesty International. 

Spain: Proposed abortion limits would endanger lives and health of women and girls

21 February 2014

The Spanish government must withdraw a proposed bill aimed at limiting access to safe and legal abortion services, Amnesty International said in a letter sent to the country’s Minister of Justice.

India: More transparency needed over migrant deaths in Gulf

21 February 2014

The government of India should provide more detailed information about the circumstances of deaths in Qatar and other Gulf countries, Amnesty International India said today.   

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