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12 April 2011

Iraqi authorities must halt attacks on protesters

The Iraqi authorities must stop attacks on peaceful protesters calling for an end to unemployment, poor services, and corruption and demanding political reforms, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
12 April 2011

UN report on Sri Lanka conflict must be made public

A UN report on accountability for war crimes committed in the Sri Lankan armed conflict must be made public, Amnesty International said today as a panel of experts submits their findings to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • International Justice
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
12 April 2011

Reprisal attacks against Gbagbo supporters in Côte d'Ivoire must stop

Perceived supporters of former Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo are at risk of violent reprisals, despite President Outtara’s call on Monday for Ivorians to “abstain from all forms of reprisals and violence”, Amnesty International warned today.

Region Africa
11 April 2011

Women in France banned from wearing the veil in public

Amnesty International condemns the detention of several people, including two women wearing the full-face veil, who were protesting against the law banning the wearing of any form of clothing concealing one's face in public

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country France
11 April 2011

UPDATE Women in France banned from wearing the veil in public

Amnesty International condemns the detention of several people, including two women wearing the full-face veil, who were protesting against the law banning the wearing of any form of clothing concealing one's face in public

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country France
11 April 2011

Charges against Ugandan opposition leaders must be dropped

The Ugandan authorities must drop all criminal charges against several leading opposition figures temporarily detained today for taking part in protests in the capital Kampala, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Uganda
11 April 2011

Swaziland activists detained ahead of banned protests

Authorities in Swaziland must ensure the safety of four key activists who were detained last night in an apparent bid to disrupt planned protests marches, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Swaziland
11 April 2011

Killing of captives points to war crimes by Libyan government forces

Amnesty International has today revealed fresh evidence of extrajudicial executions apparently committed by Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi's forces near the town of Ajdabiya in recent days.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
9 April 2011

Two dead as Egyptian army forces protesters out of Tahrir Square


Amnesty International today condemned the excessive use of force used by the Egyptian army when at least two protesters were reportedly killed when soldiers attempted to disperse those gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

8 April 2011

Iraq: Investigate deadly violence at Camp Ashraf

The Iraqi authorities must immediately launch an independent investigation into reports that Iraqi troops killed and injured residents of a camp for Iranian exiles north of Baghdad in an unprovoked attack, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq

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