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Press Releases

4 August 2011

Lebanon: Cease Harassment of Human Rights Activist for Documenting Torture

International and Local Groups Condemn Rise in Intimidation of Human Rights Defenders

4 August 2011

UN Security Council Syria statement ‘completely inadequate’

The UN Security Council’s response to the recent bloodshed in Syria is deeply inadequate, Amnesty International said today, after the council released a statement condemning the Syrian government’s deadly crackdown on protesters

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
4 August 2011

UN confirms massive oil pollution in Niger Delta

The oil company Shell has had a disastrous impact on the human rights of the people living in the Niger Delta in Nigeria, said Amnesty International, responding to a UN report on the effects of oil pollution in Ogoniland in the Delta region.

3 August 2011

Dominican Republic: Journalist’s killing must spur better protection

Authorities in the Dominican Republic must ensure journalists are given adequate protection to carry out their jobs without fearing for their lives, Amnesty International said today after a television presenter was abducted and shot dead in the east of the country.

Region Americas
3 August 2011

Guatemalan former soldiers sentenced to 6,060 years for massacre

A judge in Guatemala City yesterday sentenced four former soldiers from an elite army unit to more than 6,000 years in prison for their role in a 1982 massacre in Dos Erres village in the north of the country.

Region Americas
Country Guatemala
2 August 2011

Egypt: Justice for victims means fair trial for former president

The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak must be fair, transparent and reveal the full truth about unlawful killings of anti-government protesters during this year’s mass protests

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
1 August 2011

UN Security Council must take action over Syria bloodshed

The UN Security Council must urgently respond to the ongoing crackdown in Syria by referring the situation to the International Criminal Court

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
1 August 2011

Belarus must drop draconian draft laws banning ‘silent protests’

The Belarusian government’s proposal to ban almost any kind of protest is yet another assault on the Belarusian people’s right to freedom of expression and assembly

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus
29 July 2011

Malaysia frees activists detained under emergency law

Amnesty International welcomed the release of six political activists, but called on the Malaysian authorities to free thousands of other detainees held under preventive detention laws.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
29 July 2011

Iran: Release US hikers held for two years

Iran must release two US nationals held for the past two years apparently for political reasons, Amnesty International said today, ahead of a fresh hearing in their case on 31 July.

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