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25 March 2011

China: 10 year sentence for veteran dissident

The Chinese authorities should immediately release prominent pro-democracy activist Liu Xianbin, Amnesty International said today, after the dissident was jailed for 10 years for writing articles critical of the government.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
25 March 2011

Syria death toll climbs as protests spread

At least 55 people are believed to have been killed during a week of unrest in and around the Syrian town of Dera’a, Amnesty International said today as protests spread across the country.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
24 March 2011

Spiralling Syria death toll reports ‘disturbing’

The Syrian government must ensure its security forces end attacks on protesters and others during ongoing unrest, Amnesty International said today amid reports of mass casualties in the town of Dera’a.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
24 March 2011

Hungary trial over Roma attacks set to begin

The Hungarian authorities must act to aid victims of racially motivated attacks, Amnesty International said ahead of the Budapest trial tomorrow of four people suspected over a series of killings of Roma

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Hungary
24 March 2011

Yemen warned over use of deadly force ahead of fresh protest

The Yemeni authorities must stop security forces from using unwarranted deadly force and heavy-handed tactics at a demonstration planned for tomorrow, Amnesty International has said.

Tags
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
23 March 2011

Amnesty International reaction to release of activists in Cuba

In response to news that the Cuban authorities will release the last remaining activists from the group of 75 detained in March 2003, Amnesty International’s expert on Cuba, Gerardo Ducos, said:

“It is a step in the right direction for human rights in Cuba to see the release of all prisoners of conscience from the March 2003 crackdown and an activist detained last December, particularly considering they should have never been imprisoned in the first place.”

Tags
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Americas
Country Cuba
23 March 2011

Egyptian women protesters forced to take ‘virginity tests’

Amnesty International has today called on the Egyptian authorities to investigate serious allegations of torture, including forced ‘virginity tests’, inflicted by the army on women protesters arrested in Tahrir Square earlier this month.

Tags
  • Women
23 March 2011

Guatemala forcibly evicting indigenous farmers

The Guatemalan authorities should halt the forced evictions of indigenous farming communities which have so far left 2,500 people homeless and resulted in the death of one man, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Indigenous peoples
Region Americas
Country Guatemala
23 March 2011

Protesters killed in Syria mosque attack amid wave of detentions

Amnesty International has condemned last night’s deadly attack on a mosque by Syrian security forces, amid a sweep of detentions of suspected dissidents across the country.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
23 March 2011

China: New generation of internet activists targeted

Online calls for China to stage its own ‘Jasmine Revolution’ following protests in the Middle East and North Africa has prompted the heaviest wave of arrests of Chinese activists for several years, Amnesty International has said.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China

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