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Press Releases

19 January 2011

US: Investigate alleged war crimes by Sri Lankan President

The United States should investigate Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapksa, on a surprise visit to the US today, for his alleged role in perpetrating torture and war crimes

Region Americas
Country USA
18 January 2011

Clemency urged for man facing imminent execution in Yemen

Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to halt the imminent execution of a man facing the death penalty for a murder he is alleged to have committed when he was under 18 years old

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Yemen
18 January 2011

Haiti: Jean-Claude Duvalier rights violation claims must be investigated

Amnesty International has urged the Haitian authorities to investigate alleged human rights violations committed by former president Jean-Claude Duvalier, also known as 'Baby Doc', after he was detained in Port-Au-Prince

Region Americas
Country Haiti
17 January 2011

Lithuania must reopen CIA secret prison Investigation

The investigation surrounding the existence of secret prisons run by the US Central Agency (CIA) in Lithuania must not be closed until all avenues of evidence have been thoroughly pursued

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Lithuania
17 January 2011

Croatia politician must face inquiry over war crimes claims

Amnesty International has renewed its call on the Croatian authorities to investigate claims that a senior politician failed to prevent war crimes committed by Croatian forces during the 1991-1995 war

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Croatia
17 January 2011

Egyptian authorities urged to drop death sentence for sectarian killings

Amnesty international has condemned the death sentence imposed on a man found guilty of sectarian killings in Egypt and called on the authorities there to stop circumventing the criminal justice system by using emergency courts

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
14 January 2011

Tunisia: Licence to “shoot on sight” must be rescinded

Amnesty International is today calling on the Tunisian authorities to rescind permissions to "shoot on sight", after a wave of protests led to the reported departure from the country of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and a state of emergency imposed.

  • Military, Security And Police Equipment
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Tunisia
13 January 2011

UN aids Sudanese official wanted for war crimes

Amnesty International has urged the United Nations not to help fugitives from international justice after a Sudanese official wanted for war crimes in Darfur was provided with a helicopter to fly to a meeting in the Abyei region.

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • International Justice,
  • International Organizations
Region Africa
Country Sudan
12 January 2011

Fresh Côte d'Ivoire violence erupts as armed groups clash

Amnesty International has warned of a fresh outbreak of violence in Côte d'Ivoire following the country’s disputed presidential elections after some of the worst armed clashes so far broke out in the city of Abidjan today.

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Law Enforcement
Region Africa
11 January 2011

Belarus urged to free prisoners of conscience held after post-election protest

Amnesty International today called for the unconditional release of 15 Belarusian activists and journalists charged with ‘organizing mass disorder’ following a post-election demonstration in December, and declared them prisoners of conscience.

  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belarus

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