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Press Releases

20 April 2011

Bradley Manning to be moved to new detention centre

The US soldier accused of leaking documents to the Wikileaks organisation is being moved to a new detention centre following concerns over his treatment.

Region Americas
Country USA
19 April 2011

Libya: International community must urgently increase aid to Misratah

The international community must immediately step up humanitarian aid to the Libyan city of Misratah, Amnesty International said today, as many of its residents remained without communications, electricity and water supplies.

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Medical And Health,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
18 April 2011

Restraint urged amid Nigeria election unrest

The Nigerian military must not use excessive force to quell riots and demonstrations taking place around the imminent announcement of presidential election results, Amnesty International said today. 

Region Africa
Country Nigeria
15 April 2011

Croatia: Key international court ruling delivers justice to victims of war crimes

A judgement handed down today by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia convicting two Croatian generals of responsibility for crimes against humanity is a strong victory for Croatia’s war victims

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Croatia
15 April 2011

Azerbaijan: Stop targeting peaceful protesters

Amnesty International has urged the Azerbaijani authorities to halt the targeting of peaceful protesters ahead of an opposition rally planned for 17 April

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
15 April 2011

Iraq: Restraint urged at Camp Ashraf as government forces mass

Amnesty International has warned Iraqi authorities against taking any unnecessary military action that would put civilian lives in danger, amid reports of a military build-up inside a camp for Iranian exiles north of Baghdad.

  • Detention,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
14 April 2011

Lebanon urged to investigate civil war missing

The Lebanese authorities must take urgent steps to establish an independent commission to fully investigate the fates of thousands of people missing since Lebanon’s civil war, Amnesty International said today.


  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity
14 April 2011

Mexico urged to take action over collusion between criminal gangs and police

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican government to thoroughly investigate links between drug and criminal gangs and public officials, following the arrest this week of 16 police officers accused of working with gang members responsible for mass killings near the US border

Region Americas
Country Mexico
13 April 2011

UN protection needed for tens of thousands of displaced civilians in Côte d’Ivoire

The UN mission in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) must protect the tens of thousands of civilians displaced by the conflict who wish to return to their home villages but are afraid to do so, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
13 April 2011

Swaziland authorities must end their violent crackdown

Amnesty International has condemned the use by the Swaziland authorities of state of emergency-style measures to crush peaceful anti-government protests taking place across the country and urged the authorities to return to the rule of law.

Region Africa
Country Swaziland

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