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Press Releases

22 June 2011

Deadly clashes highlight need for urgent prison reform in Venezuela

The Venezuelan government must not commit human rights abuses in quelling violent prison riots, Amnesty International said today, after 19 prisoners died in clashes between armed inmates and National Guard troops

21 June 2011

Turkey must take action over LGBT discrimination

The Turkish authorities must bring into force laws that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from widespread discrimination

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkey
20 June 2011

Equatorial Guinea: Surge in arbitrary arrests ahead of AU summit

The authorities in Equatorial Guinea must immediately end a draconian clampdown on freedom of expression taking place ahead of an African Union summit in the capital Malabo on 23 June, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
17 June 2011

Sri Lanka must not torture rejected asylum seekers

The Sri Lankan authorities must refrain from any ill-treatment of a group of rejected asylum seekers who arrived in Colombo on Friday after being forcibly returned from the UK, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
17 June 2011

Mexico urged to investigate disappearances of men seized by navy

The Mexican civilian authorities must urgently investigate the enforced disappearance of a man detained by members of the Mexican Navy in the state of Tamaulipas last week, Amnesty International has said.

Region Americas
Country Mexico
17 June 2011

Political violence should not mark Guatemala electoral campaign

Guatemalan authorities must promptly and fully investigate a series of alleged politically motivated killings, Amnesty International said today after the latest shooting of a mayoral candidate near the capital.

Region Americas
Country Guatemala
16 June 2011

Women activists prepare to defy Saudi Arabian driving ban

Saudi Arabian authorities must stop treating women as second-class citizens and open the Kingdom’s roads to women drivers, Amnesty International said today, as a group of Saudi Arabian women prepared to defy a decades-old ban on women driving.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
16 June 2011

Tamil set for UK deportation following suicide attempt

Amnesty International calls for the UK Authorities not to deport Sri Lankans at risk of torture, ahead of a planned deportation from Gatwick Airport in London to Colombo this afternoon.

16 June 2011

Brazil activist appeals ‘politically motivated’ prison sentence

A Brazilian court is due to hear an appeal early next week by a prominent human rights lawyer amid ongoing violence against land reform activists. 

Region Americas
Country Brazil
16 June 2011

China must arrest Sudanese President

The Chinese government should immediately withdraw its invitation to Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, and arrest him if he travels to Beijing, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Sudan

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