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Press Releases

24 January 2011

Tunisia must act decisively to break with Ben Ali’s legacy of abuse

Amnesty International has today called on the Tunisian authorities to fundamentally overhaul the country’s repressive security apparatus and justice system as part of a human rights action plan to be presented to the new government.

  • Detention,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Poverty,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
21 January 2011

European Court rules Croatia failing over war crimes

Amnesty International is again urging the Croatian authorities to investigate war crimes committed during the 1991-1995 war following a key European Court of Human Rights ruling that could allow thousands of victims seek justice internationally

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Croatia
21 January 2011

Investigation urged into Albania protest

Amnesty International has today urged the authorities to investigate the reported deaths of three men during anti-government protests in the Albanian capital Tirana

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Albania
20 January 2011

Kenya: Triple killing by police must be investigated

Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to properly investigate the apparently unprovoked killing of three men by police on a busy Nairobi highway yesterday.

Region Africa
Country Kenya
19 January 2011

US: Investigate alleged war crimes by Sri Lankan President

The United States should investigate Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapksa, on a surprise visit to the US today, for his alleged role in perpetrating torture and war crimes

Region Americas
Country USA
18 January 2011

Clemency urged for man facing imminent execution in Yemen

Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to halt the imminent execution of a man facing the death penalty for a murder he is alleged to have committed when he was under 18 years old

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
18 January 2011

Haiti: Jean-Claude Duvalier rights violation claims must be investigated

Amnesty International has urged the Haitian authorities to investigate alleged human rights violations committed by former president Jean-Claude Duvalier, also known as 'Baby Doc', after he was detained in Port-Au-Prince

Region Americas
Country Haiti
17 January 2011

Lithuania must reopen CIA secret prison Investigation

The investigation surrounding the existence of secret prisons run by the US Central Agency (CIA) in Lithuania must not be closed until all avenues of evidence have been thoroughly pursued

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Lithuania
17 January 2011

Croatia politician must face inquiry over war crimes claims

Amnesty International has renewed its call on the Croatian authorities to investigate claims that a senior politician failed to prevent war crimes committed by Croatian forces during the 1991-1995 war

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Croatia
17 January 2011

Egyptian authorities urged to drop death sentence for sectarian killings

Amnesty international has condemned the death sentence imposed on a man found guilty of sectarian killings in Egypt and called on the authorities there to stop circumventing the criminal justice system by using emergency courts

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt

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