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Press Releases

5 July 2011

Macedonian government must stop silencing critical media

The Macedonian authorities must stop its attempts to extinguish freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today, after three of the country’s newspapers were shut down

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Macedonia
4 July 2011

China: Authorities grow bolder in Uighur crackdown

Two years on from riots and mass arrests in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Amnesty International has warned that the Chinese authorities continue to silence those speaking out on abuses during and after the unrest.

4 July 2011

Tear gas fired and websites blocked as Belarus protesters are targeted

Belarusian authorities must refrain from using excessive force against protesters, Amnesty International said today, after police used teargas and arrested more than 300 protesters on Sunday

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus
4 July 2011

Saudi Arabia detains women protesters

Two women remain in detention after being arrested in Riyadh on Sunday during a protest to demand fair trials for their relatives, sources told Amnesty International.

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

Thailand: Political parties must respect human rights following elections

Thai political parties must publicly commit to respect human rights, Amnesty International said today, on the eve of the country’s first national elections in more than three years

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand
30 June 2011

China: Dark times for lawyers as repression intensifies

The Chinese government has unleashed an uncompromising series of measures intended to rein in the legal profession and suppress lawyers pursuing human rights cases, Amnesty International said today.

30 June 2011

Belarus rounds up ‘silent’ protesters

Belarusian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release anyone being held merely for taking part in peaceful “silent” protests

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus
30 June 2011

Ethiopia: Two journalists and two opposition party members detained

In response to reports that two journalists and two opposition party members have been arrested in Ethiopia on suspicion of terrorist offences, Michelle Kagari, Amnesty International’s deputy Africa director said today:

Region Africa
Country Ethiopia
30 June 2011

Malaysia: End mass repression of pro-reform activists

Malaysian authorities are arbitrarily arresting and detaining scores of peaceful electoral reform protesters in the worse repression of free speech and freedom of assembly in recent years, Amnesty International said today.

30 June 2011

South Sudan: Put Human Rights First

South Sudan should mark its independence on July 9, 2011, by taking key steps to further a robust human rights agenda, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The steps should include placing a moratorium on the death penalty, releasing detainees whose continued imprisonment is unjustified, and ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Region Africa
Country Sudan

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