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Press Releases

2 November 2014

Bahrain: Bailing of human rights activist merely delays decision on unfair charges

News that Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been released on bail is long over-due said Amnesty International today as it called on authorities to drop all charges against him.  

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
31 October 2014

DRC: Civilian death toll rises as rebels embark on campaign of sporadic slaughter

UN peacekeepers and the Congolese authorities must act urgently to protect civilians from a spate of sporadic attacks by armed rebels which has left at least 100 dead in the last month said Amnesty International today. 

  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • United Nations
31 October 2014

Burkina Faso must end excessive use of force against protesters

Authorities in Burkina Faso must rein in security forces that have used excessive force to crack down on peaceful anti-government protests, Amnesty International said today.

  • Impunity,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Africa
Country Burkina Faso
30 October 2014

Libya: ‘Rule of the gun’ amid mounting war crimes by rival militias

Lawless militias and armed groups on all sides of the conflict in western Libya are carrying out rampant human rights abuses, including war crimes, according to a new briefing from Amnesty International. 

  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
30 October 2014

Brazil: Killers of community leader must be brought to justice

The fourth anniversary of the killing of an outspoken community leader in Maranhão state must be a wake-up call to the Brazilian government to urgently address increasing violence in the region, said Amnesty International today. 

Region Americas
Country Brazil
30 October 2014

UK: Notorious rendition-to-torture case allowed to go to trial

Today’s decision of the Court of Appeal in London permitting a lawsuit regarding illegal transfer, torture and other ill-treatment to proceed puts the onus on the UK government to answer allegations for its role in a notorious rendition case, Amnesty International said. 

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
30 October 2014

Media Advisory: Iran must clean up human rights record at UN review

Spokesperson available for interview in Geneva

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
30 October 2014

Oman: Release politician jailed for taking part in environmental protest

The Omani authorities must release a politician jailed for his involvement in an environmental protest, Amnesty International said after an appeal court upheld today. 


Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Oman
29 October 2014

Bangladesh: Death penalty will not bring justice for crimes during independence war

The death sentence against a leading opposition figure in Bangladesh for war crimes will not bring justice to the millions of victims of the independence war, Amnesty International said. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Bangladesh
28 October 2014

Ethiopia: Ethnic Oromos arrested, tortured and killed by the state in relentless repression of dissent

Thousands of members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, are being ruthlessly targeted by the state based solely on their perceived opposition to the government, said Amnesty International in a new report released today.

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