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Press Releases

25 July 2011

Nigeria security forces in random killing following bomb blast

The Nigerian authorities must immediately put a stop to unlawful killings by security forces, Amnesty International said today after at least 23 people were killed by police following a bomb blast on Saturday in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

24 July 2011

India: Vedanta Orissa projects ban must be upheld

Ongoing attempts by UK-based mining company Vedanta Resources to overturn an Indian government decision blocking a proposed bauxite mine and expansion of an alumina refinery in Orissa should not be allowed to succeed

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
24 July 2011

Fears for Egyptian activist after attack on protest march

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to ensure that an activist thought to have been arrested on 23 July is immediately freed and that he is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
22 July 2011

Proposed Saudi Arabian anti-terror law would strangle peaceful protest

A draft Saudi Arabian anti-terrorism law obtained by Amnesty International would allow the authorities to prosecute peaceful dissent as a terrorist crime.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
22 July 2011

Hundreds of Haitian families evicted from earthquake camp

Some 500 Haitian families have been forcibly removed from a makeshift camp in central Port-au-Prince, leaving them without shelter for the third time since a devastating earthquake in January 2010

Region Americas
Country Haiti
22 July 2011

Gambia: Hundreds disappeared, killed and tortured

Gambia must act to improve the deteriorating human rights situation across the country

Region Africa
Country Gambia
21 July 2011

New Iran public execution video highlights ‘brutal’ death penalty

Graphic new video footage of a public hanging in Iran this week highlights the brutalisation of both the condemned and those who watch executions

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
21 July 2011

Malawi must investigate protest killings

The Malawian authorities must immediately launch an independent investigation into the deaths of at least eight people shot by security forces during demonstrations that erupted into violence in the northern city of Mzuzu

Region Africa
Country Malawi
20 July 2011

Final Hague war crimes suspect arrested

Amnesty International welcomes long overdue arrest of Goran Hadzić, the only remaining suspect wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, for crimes against humanity and war crimes in eastern Slavonia, Croatia

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
20 July 2011

Somalia: Children facing war crimes

The scale of war crimes affecting Somali children, including the systematic recruitment of child soldiers under 15 by armed Islamist groups, has been exposed in a new report by Amnesty International today.

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