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5 April 2011

International community must help probe Yemen’s protest killings

The international community must play a more active role if Yemenis are to get accountability for the bloody killings of recent weeks, Amnesty International said as it released a new report into human rights violations in Yemen over the last year.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
4 April 2011

China detains Ai Weiwei as warning against dissent

The detention of China’s most famous artist and political critic, Ai Weiwei, is a troubling development in a widening crackdown on dissent that has seen dozens of activists detained over the last few months, Amnesty International said today. 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Discrimination,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
2 April 2011

Azerbaijan protests broken up as riot police move in

The Azerbaijani authorities must halt their crackdown on freedom of assembly, Amnesty International said today, after a "Day of Wrath" protest saw scores arrested and others violently dispersed in the capital Baku

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
1 April 2011

Zimbabwean human rights leader charged as crackdown continues

The Zimbabwean police authorities must end the systematic harassment and intimidation of human rights groups, Amnesty International said today after an NGO leader became the latest activist targeted with politically motivated charges.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
1 April 2011

Nigerian politicians must stop election chaos

Nigerian political candidates must rein in their supporters to put a stop to continuing violence on the eve of national polls, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Nigeria
1 April 2011

UN compound attack in Afghanistan condemned

Amnesty International strongly condemns the attack on the United Nations compound in Mazar Sharif that killed at up to 10 civilian UN staff

Tags
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
31 March 2011

Libya: End campaign to discredit Eman al-Obeidi

The Libyan authorities must end their campaign to discredit Eman al-Obeidi after the government said she was being sued by the security officials who she says raped her

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
31 March 2011

Egypt urged to scrap draft law outlawing protests and strikes

The Egyptian authorities should scrap a draft law aimed at criminalizing strikes and protests, Amnesty International said ahead of demonstrations against the law set for Friday.

Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
31 March 2011

Côte d’Ivoire: Warning of ‘human rights catastrophe’ as forces reach Abidjan

Côte d’Ivoire civilians are at immediate risk of massive human rights violations Amnesty International warned today, as forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara reach the country’s commercial capital Abidjan. 

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Children,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Women
Region Africa
31 March 2011

Repression of Azerbaijani activists intensifies ahead of protests

The Azerbaijan authorities must end their clampdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today after 11 more political activists were arrested ahead of Saturday's planned "Day of Wrath" protest

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan

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