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22 Dec 2011 description
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Press Release 22 December 2011 A new law introduced this week imposing the death penalty on anyone arming “terrorists” is only likely to worsen the bloodshed in Syria, Amnesty International warned today as the number of people killed this...
20 Dec 2011 description
South Sudan/Sudan: UN must step up security efforts to allow civilians displaced from Abyei to return The United Nations must step up efforts to provide the security required for tens of thousands of civilians stranded in makeshift camps in South Sudan to return to their homes after fleeing...
13 Dec 2011 description
Israeli authorities have stepped up unlawful demolitions in the West Bank including East Jerusalem over the past year, displacing a record number of Palestinian families from their homes, an international coalition of 20 leading aid agencies and human rights groups said today. The statement comes...
24 Oct 2011 description
Climate of fear in Syria's hospitals as patients and medics targeted The Syrian government has turned hospitals into instruments of repression in its efforts to crush opposition, Amnesty International said today in a new report. The 39-page report Health Crisis: Syrian Government Targets the...
20 Oct 2011 description
Civilians bear the brunt of decades of violence and abuses Local and foreign armed groups in the CAR are still killing, abducting, torturing and raping civilians, as well as burning houses and looting property, Amnesty International said in a report released today. The report Central African...
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...
05 Oct 2011 description
Forced evictions in Zimbabwe leave thousands of children without access to education The Zimbabwean government must ensure that children living in the settlements it created to re-house those made homeless by its mass forced eviction program six years ago are able to go to school, Amnesty...
22 Sep 2011 description
Las autoridades colombianas no han abordado efectivamente la ausencia de justicia para las mujeres y niñas sobrevivientes de violencia sexual durante el largo conflicto armado que afecta al país, afirma Amnistía Internacional en un nuevo informe publicado hoy. “En Colombia, las mujeres y niñas...
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...
30 Aug 2011 description
UN Should Demand Humanitarian Access, End to Indiscriminate Bombing The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) are indiscriminately bombing civilian areas in the Nuba Mountains region of Southern Kordofan and preventing aid from reaching desperate displaced people, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch...
10 Aug 2011 description
DRC: NEGLECTED CONGOLESE VICTIMS DESERVE JUSTICE NOW Crimes under international law, including rape and murder, continue to be committed by the Congolese army and armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo following decades of similar crimes across the country, Amnesty...
05 Aug 2011 description
The Georgian government must put a stop to forced evictions of internally displaced people and provide them with adequate housing, Amnesty International said today. The call comes as Amnesty International publishes a briefing, Uprooted again: Forced evictions of internally displaced persons in...
28 Jul 2011 description
Les forces de sécurité gouvernementales et une milice soutenue par l'État ont crée, en Côte d'Ivoire, un climat de peur qui empêche des centaines de milliers de personnes déplacées suite aux violences post-électorales de retourner chez elles, affirme Amnesty International dans un...
27 Jun 2011 description
27 June 2011 Nigerian armed groups must stop attacking civilians, Amnesty International said today, after as many as 30 people were killed in a bomb attack blamed on the religious sect Boko Haram. Motorcyclists hurled bombs into a beer garden killing up to 30 people in Maiduguri, Borno State, in...
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...
23 Jun 2011 description
New mass rapes by members of the Congolese army in the Democratic Republic of Congo are the result of the government’s failure to bring human rights abusers to justice, Amnesty International said today. New reports have emerged that fighters of a former armed group integrated into the Congolese...
13 Jun 2011 description
The following blog was posted on the the Amnesty International website today: By Neil Sammonds, Amnesty International’s Syria researcher on the Turkish-Syrian border Little is known of the life of the thousands of Syrians who have recently fled to Turkey, and are now living in camps in Yayladagi...
08 Jun 2011 description
Kyrgyzstan: Lack of justice could fuel new violence Failure to deliver justice for the killing, rape and torture of civilians could lead to further clashes, Amnesty International warned ahead of the first anniversary of the violence that shook southern parts of Kyrgyzstan. Four days of violent...
07 Jun 2011 description
6 junio 2011 La Ley de Víctimas y de Restitución de Tierras de Colombia es un importante paso adelante para muchas de las víctimas del largo conflicto armado, pero no garantiza a muchas otras verdadera justicia y reparación, ha dicho hoy Amnistía Internacional. Uno de los puntos cruciales de...
25 May 2011 description
BOTH SIDES RESPONSIBLE FOR WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY Forces allied to both former Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo and incumbent Alassane Ouattara committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during six months of deadly violence following disputed elections, Amnesty...