Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights
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Press Releases

24 October 2014

Equatorial Guinea must disclose full details of amnesty for political prisoners

Equatorial Guinea’s government should reveal the names and the reasons for the arrest of all prisoners set to benefit from the country’s newly announced amnesty on political crimes, Amnesty International said today. 

10 February 2011

Chad: End the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict

Boys as young as 13-years-old are being used as soldiers by officers of the Chadian national army and armed groups, a report by Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Chad
10 February 2011

Egypt: Human rights must come first at critical moment

Amnesty International has today urged Egypt's authorities to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully participate in shaping the country's future.

Tags
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • MENA unrest,
  • Poverty,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • Women
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
10 February 2011

Sri Lanka: Government must act on enforced disappearance

On the eve of the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Sri Lanka human rights defender Pattani Razeek, Amnesty International renews its call for the Sri Lankan government to ensure those responsible for his abduction are brought to justice.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
9 February 2011

UAE urged to disclose whereabouts of detained man

Amnesty International has called on the United Arab Emirates’ authorities to disclose the legal status and whereabouts of a man arrested apparently for expressing support for demonstrators in Egypt and Tunisia.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • MENA unrest
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country UAE
9 February 2011

Thailand: Trial of web forum moderator jeopardizes freedom of expression

The Thai authorities should drop all charges against human rights defender and web forum moderator Chiranuch Premchaiporn, whose trial continues this week, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand
8 February 2011

Libyan writer detained following protest call

A Libyan writer and political commentator arrested last week and accused of a driving offence appears to have been targeted for calling for peaceful protests in the country, Amnesty International has said.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
7 February 2011

Indonesian authorities must investigate Ahmadiyya killings

Amnesty International has urged the Indonesian government to investigate the killings of three members of a religious minority group by a mob on the island of Java this weekend.

Tags
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
6 February 2011

Fears for Google employee in Egypt

Amnesty International today warned that a Google employee reportedly arrested in Cairo during mass protests is facing a serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment by Egyptian security forces.
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
5 February 2011

Amnesty International staff released but Egyptian activists still detained

Two members of an Amnesty International fact-finding team were among five human rights workers and journalists freed by Egyptian military police late on Friday night after a day and half in detention.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
4 February 2011

Egypt: Release Detained Activists, Journalists

The Egyptian authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of Egyptian and international human rights activists, lawyers and journalists arrested during a raid on the Hisham Mubarak Law Center in Cairo on the afternoon of February 3, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Poverty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt

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