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29 June 2011

Afghanistan: Authorities must look to the International Criminal Court to prosecute Taleban attacks

The Afghan government must work with the International Criminal Court to investigate those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said today, after an attack on a Kabul hotel claimed by the Taleban left at least 10 people dead.

27 June 2011

ICC issues arrest warrant for al-Gaddafi

Colonel M’uammar al-Gaddafi and other senior Libyan government figures must be arrested and handed over to the International Criminal Court to face trial for alleged serious human rights crimes

27 June 2011

Egypt: Military pledges to stop forced ‘virginity tests’

The head of Egypt’s military intelligence has promised Amnesty International that the army will no longer carry out forced ‘virginity tests’ after defending their use, during a meeting with the organisation in Cairo on Sunday.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
27 June 2011

Nigeria: Armed groups targeting civilians in latest bombings

Nigerian armed groups must stop attacking civilians, Amnesty International said today, after as many as 30 people were killed in a bomb attack blamed on the religious sect Boko Haram.

Region Africa
Country Nigeria
26 June 2011

Secretary General meets member of the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and Deputy Prime Minister

Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty today met Major General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Head of the Military Intelligence Department and member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and Deputy Prime Minister Yehia El Gamal at the end of his weeklong visit to Egypt.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
25 June 2011

Egypt: End military trials, scrap repressive laws

The Egyptian authorities must earn the trust of the people by abolishing repressive laws and ending abusive practices, the Secretary General of Amnesty International said today in Cairo

24 June 2011

Tunisia joins International Criminal Court

Tunisia took an important step towards strengthening fundamental human rights today by joining the International Criminal Court (ICC).

At a ceremony at the UN in New York, Tunisia became the 116th state party to the Rome Statute, which set up the ICC to investigate and prosecute cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity worldwide.

Tags
  • United Nations,
  • International Justice
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
24 June 2011

Libya: Renewed rocket attacks target civilians in Misratah

Forces loyal to Libyan Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi are once again targeting civilians in Misratah by firing rockets, some containing ball bearings, into the city’s residential areas, Amnesty International said today. 

Tags
  • MENA unrest
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
23 June 2011

Romania legal system condemning Roma to poor housing

Romania’s poorest and most disadvantaged citizens cannot access adequate housing because of the country’s legal system

23 June 2011

China must reveal whereabouts of Ai Weiwei’s associates

Three of artist Ai Weiwei’s associates are still missing, presumed in secret detention, despite the conditional release of Ai and his cousin into house arrest, Amnesty International said today. 

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