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Press Releases

 
27 January 2011

UK-trained security forces must stop extrajudicial executions in Bangladesh

Amnesty International  is calling on the UK government to raise concerns about reports of torture, extrajudicial executions, and excessive use of force by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Bangladesh
26 January 2011

Viet Nam activist prison sentence condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the eight-year prison sentence handed down to a Vietnamese pro-democracy activist and former Communist Party official for posting articles on the internet calling for democracy.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Viet Nam
26 January 2011

Egypt must stop crackdown on protesters

Amnesty International today condemned a crackdown on demonstrations in Egypt amid continuing protests against poverty, police abuse and corruption.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Poverty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
25 January 2011

Afghan parliament inauguration highlights crisis of accountability

The Afghan government must investigate thousands of allegations of human rights violations, criminal activity and electoral fraud by members of the country’s parliament, which begins its second term on 26 January, Amnesty International said.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
24 January 2011

South Korean rights defenders convicted for helping victims of violations

Amnesty International has condemned the conviction of two South Korean human rights defenders for peacefully protesting in support of families whose loved ones died while demonstrating against forced evictions.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country South Korea
24 January 2011

US accused of inhumane treatment over Wikileaks soldier case

Amnesty International has urged the US authorities to alleviate the harsh pre-trial detention conditions of Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking information to Wikileaks

Region Americas
Country USA
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.

Tags
  • 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

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