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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
17 February 2011

Bahrain deaths rise as protest camp is broken up

Amnesty International has condemned the Bahraini authorities' forcible eviction of a peaceful protest camp in the centre of the capital Manama that has reportedly left as many as six people dead.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Middle East And North Africa
17 February 2011

Yemen must halt attacks on protesters

Amnesty International has called on Yemen to stop its security forces using excessive force after protesters and journalists were today reportedly attacked at peaceful demonstrations around the country.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
16 February 2011

Nepal: Seventh Anniversary of the Killing of Maina Sunuwar

Seven years after the arrest and killing of Maina Sunuwar, the Government of Nepal should take immediate steps, with the full cooperation of the Nepal Army, to ensure that criminal proceedings move forward, Advocacy Forum (AF), Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Children,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Death In Custody,
  • Detention,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • Trials And Legal Systems,
  • United Nations,
  • Women
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Nepal
16 February 2011

Trinidad and Tobago urged to stop drive towards executions

Amnesty International has urged members of Trinidad and Tobago’s parliament to vote against a constitutional amendment Bill which would allow executions to be resumed in the country.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Americas
16 February 2011

Italy urged to effectively address Tunisian migrants 'emergency'

Amnesty International has urged the Italian authorities to deal with the humanitarian needs of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers leaving Tunisia following recent unrest

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Italy

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