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Press Releases

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
29 June 2011

Fresh threats against human rights defenders in Chechnya

The Chechen authorities must end their intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders

Region Europe And Central Asia
29 June 2011

Tear gas fired as Greek police clash with Athens protesters

Greek riot police must not use excessive force in their handling of violence during protests in Athens, Amnesty International said today amid reports protesters were hospitalized as police fired massive amounts of tear gas

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Greece
29 June 2011

Afghanistan: Authorities must look to the International Criminal Court to prosecute Taleban attacks

The Afghan government must work with the International Criminal Court to investigate those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said today, after an attack on a Kabul hotel claimed by the Taleban left at least 10 people dead.

27 June 2011

ICC issues arrest warrant for al-Gaddafi

Colonel M’uammar al-Gaddafi and other senior Libyan government figures must be arrested and handed over to the International Criminal Court to face trial for alleged serious human rights crimes

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