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12 March 2011

'More than 100' arrested in Azerbaijan as police break up peaceful protests

Amnesty International has today condemned the violent dispersal of a peaceful opposition rally in the capital Baku that saw more than 100 reportedly detained and protesters punched and kicked by police

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Azerbaijan
11 March 2011

Middle East and North Africa can end legacy of human rights abuse and corruption

Respect for human rights and a strong commitment to transparency and eradicating corruption are fundamental to building sustainable, accountable and inclusive governments in the Middle East and North Africa. The time to act is now, said Amnesty International and Transparency International in a joint statement issued today.

Tags
  • Human Rights Standards
11 March 2011

Cuba must release prisoner of conscience on hunger strike

Amnesty International has called on the Cuban authorities to release an activist on hunger strike who was detained for his human rights work three months ago and is set to face trial at the end of March.

Tags
  • Activists
Region Americas
Country Cuba
10 March 2011

Iraqi activists' torture allegations spark fears for detained protesters

A group of anti-government protesters missing since they were arrested this week in Baghdad are feared to be at risk of torture, after other recently released protestors told Amnesty International they were tortured in detention.
 

Tags
  • MENA unrest
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
10 March 2011

Malaysia: Government Reveals Nearly 30,000 Foreigners Caned

Malaysia should immediately halt the judicial caning of refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said after the government disclosed that almost 30,000 foreigners had been caned in five years.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Medical And Health,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
10 March 2011

Saudi Arabia urged to reverse ban on peaceful protest

Amnesty International has called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to reverse the ban on peaceful protest in the Kingdom, amid fears of a violent crackdown on mass demonstrations planned for Friday's “Day of Rage”.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
9 March 2011

Sri Lanka: Release thousands being held under repressive laws

Amnesty International is calling on the Sri Lankan government to immediately release thousands of people currently being held in detention without charge or trial and to amend its repressive anti-terrorism laws to conform to international standards.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Detention,
  • Discrimination,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
9 March 2011

Nepal: Respect Basic Freedoms during Tibetan Holiday Season

The new government of Nepal should respect the rights of Tibetans in Nepal to freedom of expression, assembly and association, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists said today. These rights are guaranteed for all persons in Nepal by international human rights treaties to which Nepal is a party, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Nepal
9 March 2011

Yemen urged to halt deadly attacks on protesters

The Yemeni authorities must end deadly night raids and other attacks on protests, Amnesty International said today, after one protester was killed and around 100 injured in the capital Sana’a late last night.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
9 March 2011

Sudan: Crackdown on peaceful protest continues

The Sudanese authorities must release over 50 protesters arrested during a peaceful anti-government demonstration in the capital Khartoum, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Sudan

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