Feb 28 2011 12:00 am
Oman: authorities must rein in security forces to prevent further deaths
Amnesty International has called on the Omani authorities to rein in their security forces after at least two people were reported to have been killed when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at...
Feb 28 2011 12:00 am
Arms: Time to get tough on the Arms urge campaigners
New York: Campaigners today [28 February] called on governments meeting at the United Nations to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers. The call came as delegates meet this w...
Feb 25 2011 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: 'Shock' at treason charges after North Africa protests lecture
At least 45 people could face death penalty Amnesty International today expressed shock that at least 45 Zimbabwean activists have been charged with treason and could face the death penalty following...
Feb 25 2011 12:00 am
Libya: Security council must refer Libya to International Criminal Court
Amnesty International today called on the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Libya to the International Criminal Court and impose an immediate arms embargo, ahead of a planned session in Ne...
Feb 25 2011 12:00 am
China: Crackdown due to 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 inspir...
Feb 24 2011 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: 'shock' at treason charges after North Africa protests lecture
Amnesty International today expressed shock that at least 45 Zimbabwean activists have been charged with treason and could face the death penalty following their arrest at a lecture on the protests in...
Feb 24 2011 12:00 am
South Korea: Eight convicted of instigating a rebellion against the state with socialist pamphlets
Amnesty International has condemned the conviction in South Korea of eight members of the Socialist Workers League (SWL), a small association that espouses socialism. All eight men were found guilty u...
Feb 24 2011 12:00 am
Pakistan: Balochistan atrocities on the rise
The government of Pakistan must address the alarming number of killings and abductions in Balochistan attributed to government forces in recent months, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty Intern...
Feb 24 2011 12:00 am
Bahrain: Torture investigation needed as 23 opposition activists released
Amnesty International has welcomed the release of 23 opposition activists in Bahrain, but called for an independent investigation into claims that some of them were tortured while in custody. The 23 m...
Feb 23 2011 12:00 am
Yemen: call for end to crackdown after reports of two protestors killed in capital
Amnesty International today urged the Yemeni authorities to end its crackdown on anti-government demonstrations after two protesters were reported to have been killed in Sana’a. They would be the firs...