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04 Dec 2012 description
"The tragedy of Abyan will haunt Yemen for decades to come unless those responsible are held to account and victims and their families receive reparations."
26 Nov 2012 description
The adoption of a resolution against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee is a major boost to civil society organizations fighting for an end to the abusive practice, Amnesty International said.
19 Nov 2012 description
Combatants on all sides of the escalating conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo must take steps to safeguard civilians from attack, Amnesty International said.
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...
01 Nov 2012 description
INTRODUCTION “We are in the middle of two things. If you take a look at your right or you take a look at your left both of them they are deadly. It’s a lose lose situation.” A civil engineer, aged 32 from Maiduguri, whose brother was killed by security forces in June 2012. Since...
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...
04 Oct 2012 description
Colombian authorities fail to stop or to punish sexual violence against women The report “Colombia: Hidden from justice. Impunity for conflict-related sexual violence, a follow-up report” examines efforts made by the authorities over the past year to ensure those suspected of criminal...
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...
19 Sep 2012 description
New evidence – High civilian death toll from campaign of indiscriminate attacks Civilians, many of them children, are the main victims of a campaign of relentless and indiscriminate attacks by the Syrian army, Amnesty International said in a new briefing. The briefing paper (and accompanying...
23 Aug 2012 description
Syria: Civilians bear the brunt as battle for Aleppo rages Civilians are enduring a horrific level of violence in the battle between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters for control of Aleppo - the country’s largest city and commercial capital - Amnesty International said in a new...
03 Aug 2012 description
Sudanese authorities must end its crackdown on demonstrators and activists Amnesty International is concerned at the systematic repression of demonstrations in the last few weeks and calls on the Sudanese authorities to stop the wave of killings, torture, prolonged detention of those arrested during...
28 Jul 2012 description
As reports of civilians being targeted in Syria continue to make headlines, China, Russia and the US acted to delay what could have been a landmark agreement to end the irresponsible trade in arms, Amnesty International said on Friday. “With one person dying every minute because of armed...
19 Jul 2012 description
The International Criminal Court (ICC) should investigate killings, rapes and torture and other possible crimes recently carried out in Mali, Amnesty International said as the country’s government formally asked the Court to step in. Mali’s Minister of Justice Malick Coulibaly delivered a...
11 Jul 2012 description
Open Letter to UN Security Council Ambassadors July 11, 2012 Dear Ambassador We write to urge you to renew the United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) and to ensure that it retains a strong human rights mandate when the Security Council discusses the future of the mission on July...
22 Jun 2012 description
Realizing human rights and achieving sustainable development are inter-dependent and mutually-reinforcing goals. States must ensure that the Outcome Document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development recognizes the centrality of human rights to sustainable development and reaffirms the...
14 Jun 2012 description
Fresh evidence of armed forces’ ongoing crimes against humanity The shocking escalation in unlawful killings, torture, arbitrary detention and the wanton destruction of homes in Syria demonstrates just how urgent the need for decisive international action to stem the tide of increasingly...
12 Jun 2012 description
Arms supplies fuelling unlawful killings and rape Political leaders must act immediately and halt arms supplies to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where they continue to fuel unlawful killings, rape, looting and abductions, Amnesty International said in a new report published today. The...
07 Jun 2012 description
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE UN Security Council: Urgent action needed to end Sudan’s humanitarian disaster The UN Security Council must fulfil its duty to protect civilians in Sudan and take immediate action to halt the military’s indiscriminate airstrikes, Amnesty International said...
30 May 2012 description
Introduction Several weeks after a military coup that deposed the civilian government in Guinea-Bissau, Amnesty International remains concerned at the continued attacks on human rights and the suppression of freedoms including freedom of expression and the press, assembly and movement. ...
16 May 2012 description
Mali’s worst human rights situation in 50 years “After two decades of relative stability and peace, Mali is now facing its worst crisis since independence in 1960.” Gaetan Mootoo, Amnesty International’s West Africa researcher Date: Wed, 16/05/2012 Hundreds of thousands of people have...