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Press Releases

31 May 2011

Bahrain set for renewed protests as state of emergency ends

Amnesty International has urged the Bahrain authorities not to again use excessive force against protesters, as activists called for mass anti-government demonstrations across the country on Wednesday.

28 May 2011

Ghana law change would aid slum dwellers

Ghana’s constitution must be amended to protect housing rights and ensure that tens of thousands of slum dwellers are not threatened with homelessness, Amnesty International said in a document released today.

Region Africa
Country Ghana
27 May 2011

China urged to exercise restraint over Inner Mongolia protests

Chinese authorities must avoid a violent crackdown on demonstrations in the country’s Inner Mongolia region, as martial law was declared in some areas to quell a fifth day of protests, Amnesty international said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
27 May 2011

Indian executions would be blow to human rights

The Indian President's decision to approve the country's first executions since 2004 would be a blow to human rights, Amnesty International said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
27 May 2011

Guatemala urged to investigated trade unionist’s killing

Guatemalan authorities must immediately carry out a thorough and impartial investigation into the killing of a trade unionist in the north-eastern province of Izabal, Amnesty International said today.

Region Americas
Country Guatemala
26 May 2011

Jailed Azerbaijani journalist pardoned

The release today of prominent newspaper editor Eynulla Fatullayev is a step in the right direction for freedom of expression in Azerbaijan

  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
26 May 2011

Georgia must investigate ‘excessive use of force’ against protesters

Georgian authorities must investigate allegations of excessive use of force by police against anti-government protests in which two people died

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Georgia
26 May 2011

Ratko Mladić arrest ‘a major step towards justice’

The arrest of alleged war criminal Ratko Mladić is a major step towards justice

  • International Justice,
  • International Justice
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
25 May 2011


Amnesty International is marking its 50th anniversary on 28th May with the launch of a Global Call to Action designed to help tip the scales against repression and injustice, with events held in more than 60 countries in every region of the world.

  • AI@50
25 May 2011

G8 leaders urged to champion human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Leaders of the G8 industrialized nations should take bold action to support human rights in the Middle East and North Africa following a wave of pro-reform protests across the region, Amnesty International said today.

  • MENA unrest

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