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30 May 2014

India: Authorities must impartially investigate gang-rape and murder of Dalit girls

The gang-rape and murder of two teenage Dalit girls in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh is a gruesome reminder of the violence that Dalit women and girls face in India, Amnesty International India said today. 

29 May 2014

Amnesty International’s report on Russia’s onslaught on freedom of assembly Picket/Photo opportunity

Amnesty International will present its latest report on the clampdown on the right to freedom of assembly in Russia over the last year, at a press conference in Moscow on 3 June

Region Europe And Central Asia
29 May 2014

China: Shameful stadium ‘show trial’ is not justice

The deplorable mass sentencing of 55 people at a stadium in China’s north-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region [XUAR] is no solution to addressing public security fears, said Amnesty International. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
28 May 2014

China: Persecution of Tiananmen activists exposes President Xi’s reform lies

The widespread persecution of activists in the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown exposes the lie behind President Xi Jinping’s claims to be delivering greater openness and reform, said Amnesty International.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
28 May 2014

France: Forced evictions at Calais camps risk exacerbating health concerns

Today's expulsion of an estimated 700 migrants and asylum-seekers from camps in northern France risks aggravating the health problems that the authorities say prompted the evictions

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country France
27 May 2014

Senegal: Human rights of communities trampled in “Gold Rush”

Rights to land are being sold from beneath the feet of rural communities in mining areas as the government of Senegal grants concessions to mining companies without safeguarding human rights in a flagrant breach of their duty under international law, a new report by Amnesty International published today has found.

Region Africa
Country Senegal
23 May 2014

Central African Republic: Change in Government must not lead to impunity

The interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR), Catherine Samba-Panza, must ensure that changes in the makeup of the government do not result in a situation where people suspected of crimes under international law may use government roles to enjoy impunity, said Amnesty International today.

Region Africa
23 May 2014

Crimean Tatars: At risk of persecution and harassment in the new Crimea

Crimean Tatars face an uncertain future in the annexed peninsula, said Amnesty International today, ahead of presidential elections in Ukraine in which they and other residents of Crimea will no longer be able to take part

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
23 May 2014

Egypt: Post-election fears for human rights as impunity holds fast

Egypt is likely to continue to face a downward spiral of human rights abuses following the presidential elections, after candidates failed to commit to much-needed reforms to ensure those responsible for abuse face justice, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
23 May 2014

Russian NGOs fighting for their lives

A Moscow court has upped the ante in the Russian government’s assault on independent civil society by refusing to overturn an order forcing a leading human rights organisation to register as a “foreign agent”

Region Europe And Central Asia

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