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12 February 2014

Libya: Three years on, Gaddafi-era laws used to clamp down on free expression

Mounting curbs on freedom of expression are threatening the rights Libyans sought to gain by overthrowing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, said Amnesty International ahead of the third anniversary of the 2011 Libyan uprising.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
11 February 2014

USA: Guatemalan soldier accused of massacre must face justice

The USA must charge or extradite a former Guatemalan soldier involved in a massacre in his home country, Amnesty International said.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict
Region Americas
Country Guatemala
11 February 2014

Qatar 2022 standards for migrant workers just a starting point

Following an initial review into the Qatar 2022 workers’ welfare standards published today, Amnesty International has issued the following response. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Qatar
11 February 2014

Amnesty International campaigns against police impunity in Ukraine

Amnesty International is launching a global campaign against police impunity in Ukraine

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
11 February 2014

Pakistan: Investigate disappearance of anti-drone activist on eve of European visit

The Pakistani authorities must immediately determine the whereabouts of an anti-drone activist who disappeared days before he was due to travel to Europe to give testimony before the European Parliament, Amnesty International said. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
10 February 2014

Global Day of Action against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Thousands of civil society activists, including Amnesty International supporters in the UK, Canada, Spain and Germany are acting together today in solidarity with campaigners in Uganda to show their opposition to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and call on President Museveni to veto it.  

Region Africa
Country Uganda
10 February 2014

Write for Rights: Prisoners freed following largest ever letter writing campaign

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world came together to call for justice in Amnesty International’s most successful ever letter-writing campaign, the organization said today. 

Tags
  • Individuals at Risk
10 February 2014

Afghanistan: New policy a lifeline to more than half a million internally displaced

Afghanistan’s new policy to help more than 600,000 internally displaced people, many of whom live on the brink of starvation and in cramped makeshift dwellings, is a milestone, said Amnesty International.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
10 February 2014

IOC called to uphold human rights

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games

Region Europe And Central Asia
10 February 2014

California must introduce radical changes to prison isolation

The authorities in California must introduce radical changes to the cruel conditions of the state’s solitary confinement units, said Amnesty International.

Tags
  • Prison Conditions
Region Americas
Country USA

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