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Press Releases

11 July 2014

Ethiopia: End the onslaught on dissent as arrests continue

The Ethiopian authorities must halt their continuing onslaught on dissent, Amnesty International said today, after the arrest of four more opposition party members this week, who are believed to be at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

11 July 2014

Russia: Conviction against activist released from psychiatric unit must be overturned

The conviction against a peaceful Russian activist who was released from a closed psychiatric institution today must be overturned

Region Europe And Central Asia
11 July 2014

Israel/Gaza: UN must impose arms embargo and mandate an international investigation as civilian death toll rises

Amnesty International is calling for a UN-mandated international investigation into violations committed on all sides amidst ongoing Israeli air strikes across the Gaza Strip and continuing volleys of indiscriminate rocket fire from Palestinian armed groups into Israel.

Region Middle East And North Africa
11 July 2014

UK rushes through invasive surveillance laws as intelligence agencies go on trial

Amnesty International and Privacy International have accused the UK government of trying to rush through legislation in an attempt to deflect from a landmark hearing starting Monday, challenging the validity of UK spy agencies’ justification for mass surveillance of British citizens’ social media use. 

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
10 July 2014

Central African Republic: Perpetrators of atrocities must have nowhere to hide from justice

The identities of some of those suspected of ordering or committing the atrocities that have been taking place in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been made public today by Amnesty International, with a call for justice to be delivered to the people of the beleaguered nation.

Region Africa
10 July 2014

Myanmar: Media workers imprisoned in crackdown on free expression

The sentencing of five media workers in Myanmar each to 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for “disclosing state secrets” makes today a dark day for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
10 July 2014

US whistleblower Edward Snowden seeks to extend Russia stay

As US Edward Snowden seeks to extend his stay in Russia, Amnesty International called for effective international protection for whistleblowers

  • Security with Human Rights
9 July 2014

EU migration policies put lives and rights at risk

In their determination to seal off their borders, the European Union and its member states are putting the lives and rights of refugees and migrants at risk

9 July 2014

Tawanda Mutasah announced new head of Law & Policy for Amnesty International

Leading lawyer and human rights advocate Tawanda Mutasah has been appointed Amnesty International’s new Senior Director for Law & Policy.

9 July 2014

Amnesty International and trinidad+tobago film festival establish new human rights prize

In an effort to support the promotion of human rights in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean, Amnesty International (AI) and the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) have established a human rights film prize.

  • Death Penalty

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