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Press Releases

 
23 February 2011

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Colonel’s rape conviction is first step on road to justice

Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up reforms to its justice system following the conviction of a military general for crimes against humanity.

23 February 2011

Pakistan: Balochistan atrocities continue to rise

The Pakistan government must immediately provide accountability for the alarming number of killings and abductions in Balochistan attributed to government forces in recent months, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Discrimination,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
23 February 2011

African Union must back up condemnation with action

Amnesty International has welcomed news reports that the African Union plans to send a mission to Libya, and called for the mission to include a specific investigation into reports that armed elements are being transported from African countries to Libya.

Tags
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
22 February 2011

Côte d’Ivoire: Sexual violence and other human rights abuses must stop

Human rights violations including sexual violence and unlawful killings are being perpetrated by forces loyal to both Côte d’Ivoire’s outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo and internationally recognized incumbent Alassane Ouattara, an Amnesty International investigation has revealed.

Region Africa
22 February 2011

Security Council and Arab League must act decisively on Libyan crimes today

Amnesty International has today called on the UN Security Council and the Arab League to launch an immediate mission to Libya to investigate events that have left hundreds of protesters dead.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • MENA unrest,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Poverty,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • United Nations
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
22 February 2011

Bahrain must protect peaceful protesters from torture

Amnesty International has urged the Bahraini authorities to ensure the safety of people participating in peaceful protests and of all detainees after one demonstrator described how police tortured him and his friend repeatedly late last week.

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Prison Conditions,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
21 February 2011

Chinese crackdown displays anxiety about Middle Eastern protests

Amnesty International today urged the Chinese authorities to stop detaining and harassing more than one hundred activists targeted in an apparent attempt to block anti-government demonstrations inspired by protests across the Middle East.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
20 February 2011

Libyan leader must end spiralling killings

Amnesty International today called on Libyan leader Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi to immediately rein in his security forces amid reports of machine guns and other weapons being used against protestors and a spiralling death toll in Benghazi, Misratah and other cities.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
18 February 2011

Protesters attacked as Yemen steps up crackdown

Amnesty International has urged the Yemeni authorities to stop using excessive force to control anti-government demonstrations as continued violence against protesters across the country reportedly left several wounded.

Tags
  • MENA unrest
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
17 February 2011

Egyptian military urged to halt torture of detainees

Amnesty International has today urged the Egyptian military to take action to stop the use of torture and other ill treatment against detainees, amid fresh evidence of abuse.

Tags
  • MENA unrest
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt

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