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Press Releases

 
25 February 2011

Mexico urged to protect targeted family following triple killing

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican authorities to provide protection to the family of a murdered human rights activist, after three of her relatives were today found dead.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Americas
Country Mexico
24 February 2011

Eight South Koreans convicted for breaching National Security Law

Amnesty International has condemned the conviction of eight members of the Socialist Workers League (SWL), a small association that espouses socialism. All eight men were found guilty under Article 7.1 of the National Security Law (NSL) for ‘propagating or instigating a rebellion against the State’.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country South Korea
24 February 2011

Serbia must pursue others after Kosovo murders conviction

Amnesty International has urged Serbia’s authorities to help bring to justice all those involved in the 1999 murder of hundreds of Kosovo Albanians and subsequent cover-up, following the conviction at The Hague of former police general Vlastimir Đorđević

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
24 February 2011

Zimbabwe: Treason charges an attack on freedom of expression

Amnesty International today expressed shock that at least 45 Zimbabwean activists have been charged with treason and could face the death penalty following their arrest at a lecture on the protests in North Africa.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
23 February 2011

Indonesia must commit to freedom of religion

Amnesty International urges the Indonesian government to repeat its commitment to protecting the right to freedom of religion in the face of calls from radical groups to outlaw a religious minority community.

Tags
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
23 February 2011

Security Council and African Union failing Libyan people

Amnesty International has today accused the international community of failing the Libyan people in their hour of greatest need as Colonel Gaddafi threatened to “cleanse Libya house by house”.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
23 February 2011

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Colonel’s rape conviction is first step on road to justice

Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up reforms to its justice system following the conviction of a military general for crimes against humanity.

23 February 2011

Pakistan: Balochistan atrocities continue to rise

The Pakistan government must immediately provide accountability for the alarming number of killings and abductions in Balochistan attributed to government forces in recent months, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Discrimination,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
23 February 2011

African Union must back up condemnation with action

Amnesty International has welcomed news reports that the African Union plans to send a mission to Libya, and called for the mission to include a specific investigation into reports that armed elements are being transported from African countries to Libya.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
22 February 2011

Côte d’Ivoire: Sexual violence and other human rights abuses must stop

Human rights violations including sexual violence and unlawful killings are being perpetrated by forces loyal to both Côte d’Ivoire’s outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo and internationally recognized incumbent Alassane Ouattara, an Amnesty International investigation has revealed.

Region Africa

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