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15 September 2014

Central African Republic: Full deployment of UN peacekeepers urgently needed to protect civilian lives

The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) must be urgently brought up to full capacity to enable it to ensure the protection of a civilian population vulnerable to serious human rights violations, said Amnesty International today as the mission deploys.

Region Africa
15 September 2014

Mediterranean migrant boat shipwrecks highlight need for EU action

European leaders must do more to provide safe and legal ways for refugees and migrants to access international protection in the European Union

Tags
  • Conflict in Syria,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
15 September 2014

Bolivia: Presidential candidates must commit themselves to human rights

Presidential candidates must seize the chance to put human rights in the spotlight and address the violations that continue to affect the Bolivian people, said Amnesty International today as it sent an open letter to the five candidates standing for election on 12 October. 

Region Americas
Country Bolivia
15 September 2014

Pakistan: Stop first civilian execution in six years

Pakistan should immediately scrap apparent plans to carry out the first civilian execution in almost six years and instead impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty as a first step towards abolition, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
12 September 2014

Egypt: Release women’s rights defender, protesters arrested for challenging draconian protest law

The Egyptian authorities must release activists who were arrested simply for defying the country’s repressive protest law and are due to stand trial on 13 September, said Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
12 September 2014

Amnesty International's Secretary General to visit New York this September

Salil Shetty will be in New York during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly between 26-30 September. 

Tags
  • United Nations
12 September 2014

Pakistan: Malala arrests must lead to better protection for human rights defenders

Today’s arrest of the suspects in the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai offers an important opportunity for the authorities to address their poor record in protecting human rights defenders in Pakistan, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
11 September 2014

Thailand: No let-up in spiral of repression 100 days after military takeover

Hundreds of arbitrary detentions, reports of torture and other ill-treatment, sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and unfair trials in military courts are creating a climate of fear in Thailand, and there are no signs of a let-up, Amnesty International said today in a new report. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand
10 September 2014

Gambia: President should reject homophobic law

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The measure would further add to the climate of fear for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Gambia.

Region Africa
Country Gambia
10 September 2014

Myanmar: Authorities must end ‘relentless persecution’ of activist

Myanmar authorities must end their relentless persecution of a prominent human rights activist who faces trial again tomorrow after having already been sentenced to almost a decade in prison for “crimes” such as holding a candlelight vigil, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar

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