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14 February 2011

Indonesia: Parliament continues to fail domestic workers

Indonesian domestic workers, the vast majority of them women and girls, will remain vulnerable to exploitation and abuse unless the country’s parliament enacts a Domestic Workers’ Law, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
14 February 2011

Iran protest crackdown condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian authorities for breaking up an apparently peaceful march held in Tehran in support of Egyptian and Tunisian protests.  Protests were also reportedly held in other cities across Iran, such as Esfahan, Shiraz and Kermanshah.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • MENA unrest
Region Middle East And North Africa
14 February 2011

Italy urged to protect migrants' rights as thousands leave Tunisia

Amnesty International is urging the authorities of Italy and the European Union to protect the human rights of thousands of migrants from Tunisia arriving on the Italian mainland and island of Lampedusa

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Italy
14 February 2011

Yemen must rein in security forces as protests are violently repressed

Amnesty International today condemned the actions of Yemen’s security forces after they beat protesters with sticks and reportedly shocked them with electric batons amid ongoing demonstrations inspired by protest movements in Tunisia and Egypt

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
12 February 2011

Thousands rally in solidarity with Egyptian protesters

Thousands of people rallied in cities across the world today to demand respect for human rights in the Middle East and North Africa as part of a global day of action organized by Amnesty International.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Detention,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • MENA unrest,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women
11 February 2011

Egypt: Political leaders fail on human rights

Amnesty International has accused Egyptian political leaders of acting irresponsibly after they failed to initiate any human rights reforms during key speeches by President Hosni Mubarak and Vice President Omar Suleiman on Thursday.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
11 February 2011

Azerbaijan must stop harassment of activists inspired by Egypt protests

Amnesty International has urged the Azerbaijani authorities to stop the harassment of activists, after two members of an opposition youth organization were apparently targeted this week for using Facebook to call for anti-government protests

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
11 February 2011

Egypt: Human rights reform essential as Hosni Mubarak steps aside

In response to dramatic developments in Egypt, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said:
"I congratulate the protesters for their extraordinary courage and commitment to achieve fundamental change”.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
11 February 2011

Algeria urged to allow peaceful protests

Amnesty International is urging the Algerian authorities not to crack down on planned nationwide anti-government protests tomorrow, amid reports demonstrations in the capital, Algiers, have been banned. 

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • MENA unrest,
  • Poverty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Algeria
11 February 2011

Rwanda: Opposition politician jailed for exercising rights

Amnesty International has called for the unconditional release of Rwandan opposition leader Bernard Ntaganda jailed today on politically motivated charges.

Region Africa
Country Rwanda

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