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Apr 30 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: call for anti-strike law to be repealed ahead of Tahrir Square May Day protests

The Egyptian authorities must abolish a recent law criminalising peaceful protests and strikes, Amnesty International said ahead of tomorrow’s planned protests for International Workers’ Day in Cairo...

Apr 30 2011 12:00 am
Amnesty launches international campaign for workers' rights in Turkey

The Turkish government is failing to protect the rights of working people, Amnesty International said today ahead of May Day as it launched a global campaign for workers’ rights in Turkey. Amnesty...

Apr 28 2011 12:00 am
Bahrain: Death sentences against four protestors should be lifted

Authorities in Bahrain must not allow the execution of four protesters sentenced to death by a military court over the killing of two police officers in anti-government demonstrations last month...

Apr 27 2011 12:00 am
Iran: sharp rise in public executions, including two juvenile offenders

Amnesty International has condemned a recent sharp rise in the rate of public executions in Iran - which have included the first executions of juvenile offenders in the world this year. Since the...

Apr 26 2011 12:00 am
UN Security Council must refer Syria to International Criminal Court

The UN Security Council must refer the situation in Syria to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International said today, amid escalating government violence against...

Apr 26 2011 12:00 am
UN must act now on Sri Lanka war crimes report

Almost two years after the end of the conflict, this UN report finally exposes the Sri Lankan government’s whitewash in its efforts to deny justice to the war’s victims A United Nations report on war...

Apr 26 2011 12:00 am
Guantanamo: leaked files highlight need for fair trials

Amnesty International today renewed its call on US authorities to release or give fair trials to remaining Guantánamo Bay detainees, after leaked files revealed fresh details about those held at the...

Apr 25 2011 12:00 am
Syria: Today's attacks are 'new and outrageous low'

At least 393 people killed since protests began The Syrian government's brutal reaction to its people's demand for change has reached a new and outrageous low, Amnesty International said today, as...

Apr 22 2011 12:00 am
Scores killed in Syria as 'Great Friday' protests are attacked

At least 75 people have been killed today in Syria during mass protests, local human rights activists told Amnesty International, as the government launched its deadliest crackdown yet on...

Apr 21 2011 12:00 am
Syria: As death toll tops 228, 'great Friday' protests must be 'policed sensitively

The Syrian authorities must not respond with violence to mass demonstrations planned across the country tomorrow, Amnesty International urged on the eve of a Facebook-promoted "Great Friday" protest...