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18 March 2011

Nigeria warned over rise in pre-election violence

Amnesty International has urged the Nigerian authorities to act to stem a rising tide of political, ethnic and religious violence that risks threatening the stability of April elections.

Region Africa
Country Nigeria
18 March 2011

Civilians must be protected during Libya military action

Amnesty International has today urged all parties to make the protection of civilians in Libya their top priority, after the passing of UN Security Council Resolution 1973 paved the way for possible military action by international forces.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • International Organizations,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
18 March 2011

Fatal shelling in Côte d’Ivoire condemned

Côte d’Ivoire security forces must halt the shelling of civilian areas, Amnesty International said today, after forces loyal to the outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo fired shells into an Abidjan market, killing at least 20 people and wounding around 60.

Region Africa
17 March 2011

Bahrain: Evidence of security forces’ brutality revealed

Amnesty International today revealed evidence of the Bahraini security forces’ systematic use of excessive force in cracking down against protesters, as fresh violence left as many as eight people dead. 

 

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Medical And Health
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
17 March 2011

Warning on US states' plan to severely restrict workers' rights

Amnesty International has urged several US states to abandon planned legislation that would drastically restrict workers' rights.

Region Americas
Country USA
16 March 2011

Slovenia urged to provide housing and water for its Roma

Amnesty International is calling on Slovenia’s authorities to protect Romani communities from discrimination, following the release today of its report showing they are being denied proper access to adequate housing, water and sanitation.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Slovenia
16 March 2011

Repression of Cuban dissidents persists despite releases

The Cuban authorities are continuing to stifle freedom of expression on the island in spite of the much-publicised recent wave of releases of prominent dissidents, Amnesty International warned today on the eighth anniversary of a crackdown on activists.

Region Americas
Country Cuba
16 March 2011

Afghan citizens beaten in detention at Ukraine airport

Amnesty International has condemned the mistreatment of eight Afghan citizens awaiting deportation from Ukraine, who are being beaten by border guards and denied adequate food, water and medical treatment.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Discrimination,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
15 March 2011

Violent crackdown in Bahrain condemned

Amnesty International has called on the governments of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to immediately restrain their security forces after an anti-government protester was shot dead in Bahrain today and many others sustained gunshot injuries.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
13 March 2011

Killing of Al Jazeera journalist condemned

Amnesty International has today condemned the killing of Al Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan Al Jaber in Libya and warned of a campaign of attacks and harassment on journalists.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya

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