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Press Releases

15 August 2011

Indonesia: New mob attack on Ahmadiyya community amid sentencing controversy

The Indonesian authorities must act to halt attacks on the country’s Ahmadi minority, Amnesty International said today, after a radical Islamist group led an attack on the Ahmadiyya in Makassar, South Sulawesi.  

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
15 August 2011

Young Syrian activists held amid widespread repression

At least three young human rights activists who helped to organize peaceful protests in and near Damascus are being held incommunicado in unknown locations after their recent arrest, while fears are growing for a fourth who has gone missing

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
12 August 2011

Detained Chinese activist Wang Lihong goes on trial

A Chinese activist detained for organizing a demonstration in support of bloggers must be released, Amnesty International said as her trial took place today in Beijing.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
12 August 2011

Serbia: Forced eviction leaves Roma families homeless

Five Roma families have been left homeless in Belgrade after they were forcibly evicted fom privately owned buildings they had been occupying, the latest in a string of such evictions

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
12 August 2011

Activist's office targeted in Azerbaijan demolitions

An Azerbaijani human rights activist who spoke out against illegal house demolitions has had her office razed to the ground in what Amnesty International has labelled a "retaliatory attack" by the authorities

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
12 August 2011

Paraguay must no longer ignore indigenous peoples’ demands

Amnesty International today said that Paraguay’s response to the questions raised by members of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was disappointing.

Region Americas
Country Paraguay
11 August 2011

Belarus must free activist held on tax evasion charges

The Belarusian authorities must release a prominent human rights activist, whose pre-trial detention on charges of "serious tax evasion" is believed to be politically motivated

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus
10 August 2011

Viet Nam urged to release jailed blogger

The Vietnamese authorities must immediately release a French-Vietnamese blogger who has been sentenced to three years in prison on national security charges, Amnesty International said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Viet Nam
10 August 2011

India: Inquiry into land protest deaths must be thorough and fair

The Government of Maharashtra must ensure a thorough and fair inquiry into deaths during a protest by farmers, Amnesty International said today, after at least three people were killed when police fired on the demonstration on a highway in western India.

9 August 2011

DRC: Neglected Congolese victims deserve justice now

Crimes under international law, including rape and murder, continue to be committed by the Congolese army and armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo following decades of similar crimes across the country, Amnesty International said today.

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