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17 May 2011

Myanmar: Prison sentence reductions are not enough

The Myanmar government’s reduction of prison terms must be swiftly followed by the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International said today.

17 May 2011

Investigation urged into Syrian mass grave reports

The Syrian authorities must carry out a prompt, impartial investigation into reports that a number of bodies were unearthed near the city of Dera’a and into how those deaths occurred

 

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
16 May 2011

Moroccan journalist set to face trial over security forces criticism

A Moroccan journalist set to go on trial tomorrow, apparently for criticizing Morocco’s counter-terrorism law, must be released immediately and unconditionally if he is being held solely for his writing

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Morocco
16 May 2011

Four convicted over Belarus protests

Amnesty International has today condemned the conviction of four Belarusian prisoners of conscience, including former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau, over their involvement in post-election protests

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus
16 May 2011

Al-Gaddafi arrest warrant ‘a step towards justice’

The International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s request for an arrest warrant for Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi is a step towards justice for the victims of human rights violations in Libya

Tags
  • International Justice,
  • International Justice
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
13 May 2011

Iran must not carry out retribution blinding

Amnesty International today called on the Iranian authorities to not carry out a sentence ordering a man to be blinded by having acid dropped in both eyes as part of a retribution punishment.

Tags
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Women
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
13 May 2011

REPORT 2011: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AT 50 SAYS HISTORIC CHANGE ON KNIFE-EDGE

(London) Growing demands for freedom and justice across the Middle East and North Africa and the rise of social media offer an unprecedented opportunity for human rights change – but this change stands on a knife-edge, said Amnesty International as it launched its global human rights report on the eve of its 50th anniversary.

10 May 2011

Uganda: New government must prioritise improving human rights

As President Yoweri Museveni forms his new government and begins his new term in office, Amnesty International is urging him to take steps to improve Uganda’s patchy human rights record. 

Region Africa
Country Uganda
10 May 2011

El Salvador urged to protect journalists after death threats

Authorities in El Salvador must take immediate action to protect journalists who fear for their lives after receiving a series of death threats, Amnesty International said today.

Region Americas
Country El Salvador
10 May 2011

Iran: End flawed trial and release US hikers

Amnesty International has called on Iranian authorities to release two US citizens apparently held for political reasons for nearly two years, as their flawed trial is set to resume on 11 May.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran

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