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Middle East and North Africa Armed Conflict

Yemen: Ongoing violations amid conflict: Amnesty International’s submission to the 46th session of the UPR Working Group, April-May 2024

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Yemen in April-May 2024. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Yemen in its previous review, including in relation to the persecution of LGBTI persons, death penalty, women’s...
Afghanistan Asylum

Pakistan: Government must not deport Afghan Refugees

Responding to reports that the Government of Pakistan has ordered all unregistered Afghan refugees to leave the country by November 2023, Nadia Rahman, Amnesty International’s Interim Deputy Regional Director for research in South Asia, said: “Afghans in Pakistan are fleeing persecution by the...
Azerbaijan Armed Conflict

Azerbaijan: As Azerbaijani forces assume full control over Nagorno-Karabakh, it must respect and protect the rights of local ethnic Armenians

Nagorno-Karabakh is a formerly autonomous region within Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized borders (the borders of the Azerbaijani Soviet Republic at the time of the USSR’s break-up). Its predominantly ethnic Armenian population was seeking change of the territory’s status and independence...