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13 Jul 2018 description

Eritrea's improved relationship with neighbouring Ethiopia presents a good opportunity to advance the protection of the vast array of human rights that the Eritrean people have long been denied including the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, movement, and fair trial, Amnesty International said ahead of President Isaias Afwerki's historic visit to Addis Ababa this weekend.

04 Oct 2016 description

Rich nations’ self-interest means refugee crisis set to get worse, not better

Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just 10 countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive assessment of the global refugee crisis published today.

01 Jul 2016 description

Horrifying accounts of sexual violence, killings, torture and religious persecution collected by Amnesty International reveal the shocking range of abuses along the smuggling routes to and through Libya. The organization spoke to at least 90 refugees and migrants at reception centres in Puglia and Sicily, who had made the journey across the Mediterranean from Libya to southern Italy in the past few months, and who were abused by people smugglers, traffickers, organized criminal gangs and armed groups.

22 Apr 2015 description

Amnesty International’s “Blueprint for Action” to end refugee and migrant deaths in the Med

On the eve of an emergency summit in Brussels, Amnesty International is publishing a Blueprint for Action calling on European governments to take immediate and effective steps to end an ongoing catastrophe that has left thousands of refugees and migrants dead.

13 Nov 2012 description

Foreign nationals face abuse and exploitation

Undocumented foreign nationals in Libya are at risk of exploitation, arbitrary and indefinite detention, as well as beatings, sometimes amounting to torture, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.

The briefing “We are foreigners, we have no rights” is based on fact-finding visits to Libya between May and September 2012, and examines the plight of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Libya.

15 Jun 2012 description

Europe's Deadly Frontiers: European Parliament Must Stand Up for Migrants

Launch of Campaign, New Report by Human Rights Organization Underscores Europe's Failure to Protect Refugees and Asylum-Seekers

Contact: Sharon Singh, ssingh@aiusa.org, 202-675-8579 , @spksingh

20 Jul 2007 description

(AFR 54/038/2007)

Hundreds of Ethiopian and Eritrean nationals have been arrested since the beginning of July, and are at risk of being forcibly returned to their countries of origin.

17 Aug 2005 description

Amnesty International is calling on the Kenyan government to refrain from mass arrests and deportation of foreign nationals, following the expiry of the 15 August 2005 deadline for the registration of non-citizens. Since many persons still do not have the necessary registration documents, the organization is concerned that arbitrary arrests could follow in Kenya. Further, if returned to their country of origin, many persons could face human rights violations such as arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment and imprisonment without trial.

30 May 2001 description

AI Index: POL 10/005/2001
Publish date: 30/05/2001

07 Jul 2000 description

AI Index AFR 04/001/2000
News Service Nr. 133

16 Jun 1999 description

News Service: 078/99
AI INDEX: POL 10/04/99

21 May 1999 description

Amnesty International - News Release - AFR 04/05/99
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16 Feb 1999 description

News Service: 033/99
AI INDEX: 25/03/99
Only weeks after fighting resumed at the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia, Amnesty International today cautiously welcomed yesterday's unexpected release "on humanitarian grounds" of 38 Eritrean students from Bilattein camp in south-eastern Ethiopia.

29 Jan 1999 description

* News Release Issued by the International Secretariat of Amnesty International *
News Service:020/99 - AI Index: AFR 25/02/99 - 29 January 1999