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Press Releases

 
8 January 2015

Diary Note: Launch of Amnesty International Annual Report 2014/15

 

 

Amnesty International will release its Annual Report on the State of the World’s Human Rights on Wednesday 25 February 2015. 

8 January 2015

Cuba: Prisoner releases must lead to new environment for freedoms

The release of at least nine jailed opposition activists by the Cuban authorities since last night is a positive step which should be followed by a new human rights agenda on the island, Amnesty International said. 

 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Prisoners Of Conscience
Region Americas
Country Cuba
8 January 2015

Cuba: Prisoner releases must lead to new environment for freedoms

The release of at least nine jailed opposition activists by the Cuban authorities since last night is a positive step which should be followed by a new human rights agenda on the island, Amnesty International said. 

Region Americas
Country Cuba
8 January 2015

Bangladesh must investigate deaths and release prisoners held in opposition crackdown

Bangladeshi authorities must investigate the killing of protesters and release prisoners – including a prominent journalist and an opposition leader – arrested this week as part of an apparent crackdown against the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP), Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Bangladesh
7 January 2015

Nigeria: Long-awaited victory as Shell finally pays out £55 million over Niger Delta oil spills

Oil giant Shell’s long-overdue compensation pay out to a community devastated by oil spills in the Niger Delta is an important victory for the victims of corporate negligence, said Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development today. 

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights,
  • Demand Dignity,
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Poverty,
  • Demand Dignity
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
7 January 2015

France: ‘Dark day for freedom of expression’ as gunmen attack satirical newspaper

This morning’s deadly attack by gunmen on the Paris office of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo is a chilling assault on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said. 

 

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country France
7 January 2015

Uganda/CAR: Dominic Ongwen must face trial for crimes against humanity

Following reports that Dominic Ongwen has surrendered to US forces, Amnesty International is calling for his immediate transfer to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face trial.   

 

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • International Justice
Region Africa
Country Uganda
7 January 2015

Sri Lanka: Death threats against activists highlight risk of violence around elections

Sri Lankan authorities must hold to account those who threatened three prominent activists with death today and ensure that tomorrow’s presidential elections passes without further violence, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
7 January 2015

Sri Lanka: Death threats against activists highlight risk of violence around elections

Sri Lankan authorities must hold to account those who threatened three prominent activists with death today and ensure that tomorrow’s presidential elections passes without further violence, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
6 January 2015

Sri Lanka: Human rights at risk as violence surges ahead of presidential election

Amidst a surge in election-related harassment and violence ahead of the 8 January presidential poll, Sri Lankan authorities must ensure that people’s right to political participation is respected, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka

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