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7 November 2011

China must address causes of Tibet self-immolations

The Chinese government must address the underlying causes of protests that have led 11 Tibetans to set themselves on fire since March, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
4 November 2011

Egyptian military court rejects Maspero activist's appeal

Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces must immediately release a prominent blogger and activist detained in connection with the bloody crackdown on the Maspero protests, Amnesty International said today, after a military court rejected on Thursday his appeal against his continuing detention.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
4 November 2011

Myanmar political prisoners held in dog cells and denied water

The Myanmar authorities must act immediately to end the ill-treatment of some 15 political prisoners in Yangon’s Insein Prison, where they have been denied water and some reportedly held in “dog” cells, Amnesty International said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
4 November 2011

Mexican military abuse cases must be tried in civilian courts

The sentencing of 14 Mexican soldiers for the killing of five civilians in 2007 is a positive step, but such cases must be heard in civilian, rather than military, courts Amnesty International said today.

Region Americas
Country Mexico
3 November 2011

UAE: Trial Observer Finds Flagrant Due Process Flaws in ‘UAE 5’ Case

The Federal Supreme Court trial of five Emirati activists accused of “publicly insulting” top United Arab Emirates officials in an internet forum has been grossly unfair, and the case against them has no basis in international law as it violates their freedom of expression, a trial observer appointed by a coalition of international human rights organizations said today.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country UAE
3 November 2011

Belarus activist facing jail over “politically motivated” tax charges

The Belarusian authorities must immediately release a prominent human rights activist and prisoner of conscience who faces up to seven years in jail on “politically motivated” charges of tax evasion

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus
3 November 2011

Russian court finds Jehovah's Witness guilty of inciting hatred

A Russian court ruling which found a Jehovah's Witness guilty of inciting hatred and enmity against other religious groups for distributing literature, is an attack on freedom of expression and religion

Region Europe And Central Asia
2 November 2011

Roma families in Belgrade face forced eviction by government agency

Twenty seven Roma families in Serbia's capital Belgrade face imminent forced eviction from their homes to make way for new commercial housing built by a government owned company

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
1 November 2011

Finland must further investigate USA rendition flights

The Finnish authorities must further investigate newly released data to determine if USA rendition flights landed in the country

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Finland
1 November 2011

Uganda: Government-backed harassment and repression of critics increasing

The Uganda government and public officials are increasingly placing illegitimate restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly to silence critical voices, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Africa
Country Uganda

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