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8 May 2011

Al-Gaddafi’s forces carry out indiscriminate attacks in Misratah

Amnesty International today corroborated claims about the use of anti-vehicle mines in Misratah’s port by forces loyal to Colonel al-Gaddafi, as indiscriminate attacks on the Libyan city continue.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
6 May 2011

Libya: Attacks against Misratah residents point to war crimes

Attacks by forces loyal to Colonel al-Gaddafi on civilian and residential areas of Misratah may amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said today in a new report on the bleak situation in the besieged city.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
6 May 2011

Threats force Syrian activists underground amid nationwide protests

Human rights activists seen to be involved in pro-reform protests in Syria have been forced into hiding after receiving threats from Syrian authorities, Amnesty International said today as a “Day of Defiance” took place around the country.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
5 May 2011

Chinese government critics missing as crackdown on dissent widens

Authorities in China must clarify the current status and reveal the whereabouts of a lawyer and a journalist who have gone missing in the past week, Amnesty International said today as a clampdown on activists appeared to be widening.

4 May 2011

Bahrain renews emergency law as repression persists

The Bahraini government must end its relentless crackdown on human rights, Amnesty International said today after the country's parliament voted to extend a repressive state of emergency amid continued arrests of dissidents.

Tags
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
4 May 2011

Kyrgyzstan must deliver justice to victims of crimes against humanity

Kyrgyzstan’s authorities must urgently investigate and prosecute those responsible for human rights violations during unrest in June 2010, Amnesty International said today after an international commission of inquiry found that the violence amounted to crimes against humanity

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Kyrgyzstan
4 May 2011

Azerbaijan activist convicted on 'trumped up' drugs charge

Authorities in Azerbaijan must immediately release a member of an opposition youth organization sentenced to two and a half years in prison on fabricated drug charges

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
3 May 2011

Syrians tell of torture in detention amid mass arrests

Amnesty International has received first-hand reports of torture and other ill-treatment from detainees held in Syria as a wave of arrests of anti-government protesters intensified over the weekend.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
3 May 2011

Ugandan rights activist wins top human rights award

A Ugandan woman who has defended the rights of her country’s marginalized lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has been honoured with a prestigious human rights award

Region Africa
Country Uganda
3 May 2011

North Korea: Images reveal scale of political prison camps

Amnesty International has published satellite imagery and new testimony that shed light on the horrific conditions in North Korea’s network of political prison camps, which hold an estimated 200,000 people.

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