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Press Releases

23 January 2015

Davos/France: Newly announced anti-terror measures put human rights at risk

As President Francois Hollande prepares to speak at Davos in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Amnesty International warns that new proposed counter-terrorism laws risk violating the freedom of expression and other human rights. 

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country France
23 January 2015

Media Advisory - South Africa: A climate of impunity continues to fuel violence against refugees and migrants

Refugees, migrants and their small businesses continue to be the targets of attacks resulting from failed policing across the country, Amnesty International said today. 

Tags
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Africa
Country South Africa
22 January 2015

Saudi Arabia: Doctors find Raif Badawi unfit for flogging on health grounds second week in a row

The planned flogging of Raif Badawi will be suspended this Friday after a medical committee assessed that he should not undergo a second round of lashes on health grounds. 

 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
22 January 2015

South Sudan: African Union should publish Commission of Inquiry report, ensure accountability

The African Union (AU) should immediately publish the report of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan, said Amnesty International, Community Empowerment for Progress Organization, FIDH (the International Federation for Human Rights), and the South Sudan Law Society. 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes
Region Africa
Country South Sudan
22 January 2015

El Salvador: Pardon for woman jailed for miscarriage, a triumph of justice

A pardon granted by El Salvador’s Parliamentary Assembly to a young woman imprisoned after suffering a miscarriage is a triumph of justice and gives hope to the other 15 women languishing in jail on similar charges, said Amnesty International. 

Region Americas
Country El Salvador
22 January 2015

Eastern Ukraine: Deadly attack on Donetsk trolleybus as ceasefire unravels

A mortar strike on a trolleybus that killed at least eight and possibly as many as 15 civilians in pro-Russian separatist controlled Donetsk this morning is likely to be a violation of international humanitarian law and must be investigated promptly and impartially, Amnesty International said. 

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
21 January 2015

Egypt: Token reforms fail to end scourge of pervasive violence against women

Women and girls in Egypt face violence on a disturbing scale both at home and in public, including sexual mob attacks as well as torture in state custody, according to a new briefing by Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
21 January 2015

Cambodia: Free women protesters and Buddhist monk jailed after summary trials

Ten women housing rights defenders and a Buddhist monk, all jailed after short summary trials and some suffering from serious health issues, must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty international said ahead of their appeal hearing tomorrow, 22 January.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Cambodia
21 January 2015

Mexico: Investigation into the enforced disappearance of 43 students is far from conclusive

The Attorney General of Mexico has failed to properly investigate all lines of inquiry into allegations of complicity by armed forces and others in authority in the enforced disappearance of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teacher college, said Amnesty International today after meeting with family members of the victims.

Region Americas
Country Mexico
21 January 2015

El Salvador must reverse “terrible injustice” and free woman imprisoned for having a miscarriage

El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly must vote today to overturn horrifying injustice and pardon a woman imprisoned for 30 years after having a miscarriage, said Amnesty International today.

Region Americas
Country El Salvador

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