Apr 01 2011 12:00 am
Nigeria: Politicians must stop pre-election violence on eve of poll
Nigerian political candidates must rein in their supporters and put a stop to continuing violence on the eve of national polls, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty International’s Deputy Directo...
Apr 01 2011 12:00 am
'Wide-reaching and ruthless' crackdown on Azerbaijani activists intensifies ahead of protests
The Azerbaijani authorities must end their clampdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today after 11 more political activists were arrested ahead of Saturday's planned "Day of Wrat...
Mar 31 2011 12:00 am
UK: FCO Human Rights Report reveals weak controls on arms sales to Libya and other countries
Amnesty International today (31 March) welcomed the publication of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Human Rights Report 2011. But the organisation warned that the report reveals inconsistenci...
Mar 31 2011 12:00 am
Libya: End campaign to discredit Eman Al-Obeidi
The Libyan authorities must end their campaign to discredit Eman al-Obeidi, said Amnesty International, after the government said she was being sued by the security officials who she says raped her. L...
Mar 31 2011 12:00 am
Lampedusa: Thousands stranded in 'appalling' conditions on Italian island
Thousands of people, many who left North Africa following recent unrest, are stranded on the Italian island of Lampedusa in appalling conditions, an Amnesty International delegation on the island said...
Mar 31 2011 12:00 am
Ivory Coast: Warning of 'Human rights catastrophe' as forces reach Abidjan
Côte d’Ivoire civilians are at immediate risk of massive human rights violations, Amnesty International warned today, as forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara reach the country’s commercial capital Abidja...
Mar 31 2011 12:00 am
Iran: Re-imposing 20-year sentences against seven Baha'i leaders is 'vindictive'
The re-imposition of 20-year jail terms on seven leaders of Iran's Baha'i religious minority is “vindictive”, Amnesty International said today as it made a renewed call for their immediate release. Th...
Mar 31 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: Draft law banning protests and strikes should be scrapped
Tahrir Square protest planned for Friday The Egyptian authorities should scrap a draft law aimed at criminalising strikes and protests, Amnesty International said ahead of demonstrations against the l...
Mar 30 2011 12:00 am
Syria: president's speech is missed opportunity and 'snub' to protesters
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has missed a crucial opportunity to lift the country’s repressive state of emergency in a key speech today amid ongoing protests, Amnesty International has said. The S...
Mar 30 2011 12:00 am
Burma: New government installed today
As the new government is installed in Burma today, Donna Guest, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific Deputy Director said: "The new government should take immediate action to stop human rights violati...