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28 February 2014

CAR: Urgent action needed by the UN Security Council to address crisis

Members of the UN Security Council, including France, the US and UK must throw their full weight behind proposals to tackle the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), said Amnesty International.

Region Africa
28 February 2014

Nigeria:Over 600 killed in the last two months

Amnesty International is alarmed by the increase in attacks by unknown gunmen on people in north-east Nigeria and called on the government to take effective measures to protect the people and prevent further human rights abuses.

Region Africa
Country Nigeria
27 February 2014

‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank

Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total impunity, said Amnesty International in a report published today.

Region Middle East And North Africa
27 February 2014

Libya: Politicians face death penalty over blasphemous cartoon

Two politicians could be sentenced to death over a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam when a verdict is issued in their case on Sunday 2 March, said Amnesty International. The organization is calling for the charges against them to be dropped immediately. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
26 February 2014

Sri Lanka: Briefing exposes how activists brave retaliation before UN human rights session

The Sri Lankan government’s targeting of critics persists at alarming levels, with more surveillance and harassment reported ahead of next month’s UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
26 February 2014

NEWS FLASH: DR Congo: Arrest Sudanese President al-Bashir, wanted for genocide

Amnesty International has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and surrender him to the International Criminal Court (ICC) 

26 February 2014

Ukraine must prosecute the perpetrators of demonstration deaths

All those responsible for the deaths of more than 100 people killed during the anti-government protests in Ukraine must be brought to justice

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
25 February 2014

Egypt: End military trial of journalists

Egypt’s armed forces must end the military trial of two journalists, release them immediately and unconditionally, and drop all charges against them, Amnesty International said as it named both men prisoners of conscience. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
24 February 2014

Russia: Hundreds more protesters arbitrarily arrested outside Bolotnaya trial sentencing

The apparently arbitrary arrest and detention of a further 234 peaceful protesters outside a Moscow court building today shows how the Russian authorities’ rampant violation of freedom of expression and assembly shows no sign of letting up

Region Europe And Central Asia
24 February 2014

Sri Lanka: UN report must be call to action on international war crimes investigation

The international community must act on a robust new UN report calling for an international investigation into alleged human rights violations and war crimes in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka

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