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17 April 2014

Nepal: Reject draft truth and reconciliation bill

Nepali legislators should reject problematic provisions of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) bill introduced in parliament on April 9, 2014, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists said today. Despite a January 2 directive from the Nepali Supreme Court that the law must meet international legal standards, the bill contains provisions for amnesty that violate international law.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Nepal
17 April 2014

Turkey: Gezi Park Protest Twitter trial

Amnesty International will be monitoring the trial of 29 people who tweeted messages on the social media site in the first days of the Gezi Park protests last June

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkey
17 April 2014

Spain: Amnesty International report on police violations and repression

Peaceful protest is under threat in Spain with police using excessive force against peaceful demonstrators and the Spanish government planning to strengthen repressive legislation

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Spain
17 April 2014

Bahrain: End threats to Shi’a cleric stripped of nationality

Bahrain’s government must end its intimidation of a Shi’a Muslim cleric who was stripped of his nationality, said Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
16 April 2014

Israel: Lift ‘ludicrous’ restrictions on whistleblower Vanunu decade after release

Ten years after serving a full sentence for his revelations to the press about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme, Mordechai Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that arbitrarily infringe on his freedom of movement, expression and association, said Amnesty International.

Region Middle East And North Africa
16 April 2014

Saudi Arabia jails lawyer and human rights activist in ongoing crackdown on dissent

Saudi Arabia must immediately release prominent human rights activist and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair, who was arrested following his fifth hearing at the Specialized Criminal Court on Tuesday and taken to al-Ha’ir prison without an explanation, said Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
15 April 2014

Leading artists tackle torture, arms trade and sexual slavery for Amnesty International with limited edition “Freedom Candles”

A globally admired artistic duo has created 30 limited edition “Freedom Candles” which will shortly be auctioned on eBay in support of Amnesty International's work in promoting human rights.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
15 April 2014

India: Supreme Court transgender verdict must lead to repeal of criminalization of homosexuality

A millions lives would improve thanks to Supreme Court's recognition of transgender people’s human rights, Amnesty International India said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
14 April 2014

Algeria: Pre-election clampdown exposes ‘gaping holes’ in human rights record

Mounting curbs on freedom of expression in the run-up to Algeria’s upcoming elections underscore disturbing shortcomings in the country’s overall human rights record, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Algeria
14 April 2014

Viet Nam: Prisoners of conscience released but dozens remain jailed

The early release in Viet Nam of several prisoners of conscience is welcome, but serves to highlight the situation of at least 70 others who remain jailed for peacefully expressing their opinions, Amnesty International said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Viet Nam

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