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23 Aug 2017 description
Without clear political will to enforce the agreement to ensure the Tawargha’s safe return home, the public commitments made in June 2017 will be little more than an empty gesture.
14 Feb 2017 description
According to Amnesty, the deal has certainly stemmed the flow of migrants across the Aegean, but at a considerable cost to Europe’s commitment to refugee protection.
04 Oct 2016 description
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.
01 Jul 2016 description
Horrifying accounts of sexual violence, killings, torture and religious persecution collected by Amnesty Int'l reveal the shocking range of abuses along the smuggling routes to and through Libya.
11 May 2015 description
Refugees and migrants face rape, torture and abductions for ransom by traffickers and smugglers, as well as exploitation by their employers and religious persecution, Amnesty says.
05 Dec 2014 description
EU members must urgently step up efforts to protect refugees and migrants trying to reach Europe by sea after news of 16 bodies on a rubber dinghy rescued off the coast of Libya.
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...
07 Oct 2012 description
As a large contingent of armed forces and armed militias surround Bani Walid in preparation for a possible assault, Amnesty International has called on the Libyan authorities to avoid unnecessary and excessive use of force in the city and to ensure that medical and other essential supplies are...
26 Sep 2012 description
Libya’s leadership urged to prioritize human rights Libya’s political leadership – including elected members of the General National Congress (GNC) – must take immediate steps to end ongoing human rights abuses and establish the rule of law, Amnesty International said today. In its Human...
16 Feb 2012 description
Libya: “Out of control” militias commit widespread abuses, a year on from uprising Armed militias operating across Libya commit widespread human rights abuses with impunity, fuelling insecurity and hindering the rebuilding of state institutions, warned Amnesty International in a new report...
09 Jan 2012 description
Middle East and North Africa: Protest and repression set to continue in 2012 Repression and state violence is likely to continue to plague the Middle East and North Africa in 2012 unless governments in the region and international powers wake up to the scale of the changes being demanded of them,...
19 Oct 2011 description
Arms trade to Middle East and North Africa shows failure of export controls The USA, Russia and European countries supplied large quantities of weapons to repressive governments in the Middle East and North Africa before this year’s uprisings despite having evidence of a substantial risk that...
20 Sep 2011 description
When 65-year old Amina arrived in Tunisia’s Choucha refugee camp in March this year from Tripoli, a new waiting game began for her and her family. She has spent the past two years hoping for resettlement in the US. But the recent conflict in Libya has meant that she and her family have had to put...
24 Jun 2011 description
Forces loyal to Libyan Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi are once again targeting civilians in Misratah by firing rockets, some containing ball bearings, into the city’s residential areas, Amnesty International said today. At least two civilians, a 14-year-old boy and two women were killed and...