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23 June 2011

Romania legal system condemning Roma to poor housing

Romania’s poorest and most disadvantaged citizens cannot access adequate housing because of the country’s legal system

23 June 2011

China must reveal whereabouts of Ai Weiwei’s associates

Three of artist Ai Weiwei’s associates are still missing, presumed in secret detention, despite the conditional release of Ai and his cousin into house arrest, Amnesty International said today. 

23 June 2011

New mass rapes in DRC are result of horrific failure of justice

New mass rapes by members of the Congolese army in the Democratic Republic of Congo are the result of the government’s failure to bring human rights abusers to justice, Amnesty International said today. 

22 June 2011

Côte d’Ivoire: Dozens of Gbagbo supporters detained without charge

Authorities in Côte d’Ivoire are holding at least 50 people without charge, including several high-profile Ivorian politicians, following the arrest of former President Laurent Gbagbo two months ago

22 June 2011

China: Ai Weiwei released on bail

In reaction to reports that Ai Weiwei has been released on bail "because of his good attitude in confessing his crimes as well as a chronic disease he suffers from", Catherine Baber, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific Deputy Director said:

22 June 2011

Deadly clashes highlight need for urgent prison reform in Venezuela

The Venezuelan government must not commit human rights abuses in quelling violent prison riots, Amnesty International said today, after 19 prisoners died in clashes between armed inmates and National Guard troops

21 June 2011

Turkey must take action over LGBT discrimination

The Turkish authorities must bring into force laws that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from widespread discrimination

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkey
20 June 2011

Equatorial Guinea: Surge in arbitrary arrests ahead of AU summit

The authorities in Equatorial Guinea must immediately end a draconian clampdown on freedom of expression taking place ahead of an African Union summit in the capital Malabo on 23 June, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
17 June 2011

Sri Lanka must not torture rejected asylum seekers

The Sri Lankan authorities must refrain from any ill-treatment of a group of rejected asylum seekers who arrived in Colombo on Friday after being forcibly returned from the UK, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
17 June 2011

Mexico urged to investigate disappearances of men seized by navy

The Mexican civilian authorities must urgently investigate the enforced disappearance of a man detained by members of the Mexican Navy in the state of Tamaulipas last week, Amnesty International has said.

Region Americas
Country Mexico

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