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France: Forced evictions at Calais camps risk exacerbating health concerns

28 May 2014

French police encircled makeshift settlements occupied by migrants and asylum-seekers in the Calais area and began a process of dismantling them.

Kenya: Somalis scapegoated in counter-terror crackdown

27 May 2014

Kenya’s Somali community is being scapegoated in a counter-terror operation which has seen thousands subjected to arbitrary arrest, harassment, extortion, ill-treatment, forcible relocation and expulsion.

CAR: Change in Government must not lead to impunity

23 May 2014

The interim president of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza, must ensure that changes in the makeup of the government do not result in a situation where people suspected of crimes under international law may use government roles to enjoy impunity. 

Crimean Tatars: At risk of persecution and harassment in the new Crimea

23 May 2014

Crimean Tatars face an uncertain future in the annexed peninsula, said Amnesty International today, ahead of presidential elections in Ukraine in which they and other residents of Crimea will no longer be able to take part.

Egypt: Post-election fears for human rights as impunity holds fast

23 May 2014

Egypt is likely to continue to face a downward spiral of human rights abuses following the presidential elections, after candidates failed to commit to much-needed reforms to ensure those responsible for abuse face justice.

Russian NGOs fighting for their lives

23 May 2014

A Moscow court has upped the ante in the Russian government’s assault on independent civil society by refusing to overturn an order forcing a leading human rights organisation to register as a “foreign agent”. 

Zimbabwe: Anniversary of new Constitution no cause for celebration

22 May 2014

Legislation restricting internationally recognized human rights is still in place in Zimbabwe, one year after the new Constitution was signed into law promising improved civil liberties for all, Amnesty International said today. 

UN: Russian and Chinese vetoes of Syria ICC resolution ‘callous’

22 May 2014

Russia and China have displayed a chilling disregard for countless victims of serious human rights abuses in Syria by vetoing a UN Security Council resolution today to refer the situation to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Amnesty International. 

 

Egypt: Dozens of disappeared civilians face ongoing torture at military prison

22 May 2014

Dozens of civilians have been subjected to enforced disappearance and held for months in secret detention at an Egyptian military camp, where they are subjected to torture and other ill-treatment to make them confess to crimes, according to shocking new evidence gathered by Amnesty International.

 

Egypt: 15 activists released after second police raid on Alexandria NGO

22 May 2014

At least 15 activists and lawyers were arrested this afternoon when Egyptian security forces stormed the Alexandria offices of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights for the second time in six months. 

 

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