Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights
All articles in these languages:EnglishFrançaisEspañolاللغة العربية

Press Releases

14 April 2014

Libya: Trial of former al-Gaddafi officials by video link a farce

The trial of former Libyan officials, including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, risks descending into a farce after the court ordered today that he and six other defendants be tried via video link, said Amnesty International.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
11 April 2014

China: Rejection of detained activist’s appeal makes a “mockery of justice”

A Chinese court’s decision to reject an appeal by prominent activist Xu Zhiyong and uphold his four year jail sentence is an affront to justice, said Amnesty International.

  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
11 April 2014

UN peacekeeping force in Western Sahara must monitor human rights

The UN Security Council must expand the mandate of its peacekeeping force in Western Sahara to include sustained human rights monitoring, said Amnesty International, amid clampdowns on peaceful protests and reports of activists tortured in custody during the past year. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Morocco
11 April 2014

Egyptian president must reject flawed anti-terrorism laws

New counter-terrorism legislation set to be approved by Egypt’s president is deeply flawed and must be scrapped or fundamentally revised, Amnesty International said. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
11 April 2014

Brazil: Human rights under threat ahead of the World Cup

The rights to freedom of expression and to peaceful assembly are under threat in Brazil, Amnesty International said two months ahead of the start of the 2014 Football World Cup.

  • Forced Eviction,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Americas
Country Brazil
11 April 2014

Kenya: Somalis trapped in ‘catch-22’ amid crackdown on refugees

Somali refugees and asylum-seekers living in Kenya are being trapped in a catch-22 situation by the government’s counter-terrorism crackdown, Amnesty International said as thousands of Somalis continued to be rounded up by security forces in Nairobi.

11 April 2014

Nigeria: Fears grow for man forcibly disappeared after tweeting photos

There are mounting fears over the fate of  a man who went missing 11 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja, Amnesty International said today as joined a twitter action on his behalf.

  • Activists,
  • Disappearances And Abductions
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
10 April 2014

Central African Republic: Amnesty International expert available for interview on UN resolution

The UN Security Council is expected to vote today on a resolution creating the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Full transfer of authority from the current African Union forces of the International Support Mission to Central Africa (MISCA) to the new UN force will take place in September this year. 

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • United Nations
Region Africa
9 April 2014

Amnesty International releases Manual to fight injustice

A new resource to arm lawyers, defendants and the judiciary with the tools to fight against unfair trials and injustice is published by Amnesty International today.

  • Fair Trials
9 April 2014

Egypt must end ‘vindictive’ detention of Al Jazeera journalists

Egypt’s continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement is “vindictive”, Amnesty International said ahead of the trio’s latest trial hearing.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt

International Press Office

Phone : +44 (0) 20 7413 5566
9:30 - 17:00 GMT Monday-Friday
Phone : +44 (0) 777 847 2126
Line open 24 hours a day
Fax : +44 (0) 20 7413 5835
International Press Office
Peter Benenson House
1 Easton Street
Follow International Press Office on Twitter