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27 February 2011

Unanimous Security Council vote a crucial moment for international justice

Saturday's Security Council referral of Libya to the International Criminal Court marks a historic moment in accountability for crimes under international law, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
26 February 2011

Yemen: Security forces block access to hospital

Amnesty International has received reports that security forces in Yemen refused to allow residents to take the injured to hospital after Central Security forces fired on anti-government protesters and bystanders yesterday when at least 11 people were killed.

 

Tags
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Medical And Health
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
25 February 2011

Egypt: Protect families of those killed in protests from intimidation

Amnesty International is calling on the Egyptian authorities to ensure that families of individuals killed during the recent anti-government demonstrations are protected from intimidation and reprisals.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
25 February 2011

Security Council must refer Libya to International Criminal Court

Amnesty International has today called on the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Libya to the International Criminal Court and impose an immediate arms embargo, ahead of a planned session in New York on 25 February.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
25 February 2011

Mexico urged to protect targeted family following triple killing

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican authorities to provide protection to the family of a murdered human rights activist, after three of her relatives were today found dead.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Americas
Country Mexico
24 February 2011

Eight South Koreans convicted for breaching National Security Law

Amnesty International has condemned the conviction of eight members of the Socialist Workers League (SWL), a small association that espouses socialism. All eight men were found guilty under Article 7.1 of the National Security Law (NSL) for ‘propagating or instigating a rebellion against the State’.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country South Korea
24 February 2011

Serbia must pursue others after Kosovo murders conviction

Amnesty International has urged Serbia’s authorities to help bring to justice all those involved in the 1999 murder of hundreds of Kosovo Albanians and subsequent cover-up, following the conviction at The Hague of former police general Vlastimir Đorđević

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
24 February 2011

Zimbabwe: Treason charges an attack on freedom of expression

Amnesty International today expressed shock that at least 45 Zimbabwean activists have been charged with treason and could face the death penalty following their arrest at a lecture on the protests in North Africa.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
23 February 2011

Indonesia must commit to freedom of religion

Amnesty International urges the Indonesian government to repeat its commitment to protecting the right to freedom of religion in the face of calls from radical groups to outlaw a religious minority community.

Tags
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
23 February 2011

Security Council and African Union failing Libyan people

Amnesty International has today accused the international community of failing the Libyan people in their hour of greatest need as Colonel Gaddafi threatened to “cleanse Libya house by house”.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya

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