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Press Releases

4 May 2011

Azerbaijan activist convicted on 'trumped up' drugs charge

Authorities in Azerbaijan must immediately release a member of an opposition youth organization sentenced to two and a half years in prison on fabricated drug charges

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
3 May 2011

Syrians tell of torture in detention amid mass arrests

Amnesty International has received first-hand reports of torture and other ill-treatment from detainees held in Syria as a wave of arrests of anti-government protesters intensified over the weekend.

  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
3 May 2011

Ugandan rights activist wins top human rights award

A Ugandan woman who has defended the rights of her country’s marginalized lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has been honoured with a prestigious human rights award

Region Africa
Country Uganda
3 May 2011

North Korea: Images reveal scale of political prison camps

Amnesty International has published satellite imagery and new testimony that shed light on the horrific conditions in North Korea’s network of political prison camps, which hold an estimated 200,000 people.

30 April 2011

Egyptian authorities must allow peaceful protest and the right to strike

The Egyptian authorities must abolish a recent law criminalizing peaceful protests and strikes, Amnesty International said ahead of tomorrow’s planned protests for International Workers’ Day in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
28 April 2011

Warning over European Court of Human Rights reforms

European leaders must protect the independence and integrity of the European Court of Human Rights, Amnesty International said today after an inter-governmental conference examining proposed reforms to the Court

  • International Justice
28 April 2011

Bahrain urged to halt execution of protesters

  • Death Penalty,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
28 April 2011

Georgia urged to implement ECHR ruling over murder case

Georgian authorities must implement Tuesday’s ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that Georgia failed to carry out an effective investigation into a high-profile murder case involving government officials

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Georgia
28 April 2011

Deadly attack on Yemeni protesters undermines reform plans

Amnesty International has called for an urgent independent investigation into an attack yesterday by armed men believed to be affiliated to security forces which left at least 12 protesters dead in the capital, Sana'a.

  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
27 April 2011

Sharp rise in public executions as Iran executes first juvenile offenders in 2011

Amnesty International has condemned a sharp rise in the rate of executions in public in Iran – which have included the first executions of juvenile offenders in the world this year

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran

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