In response to yesterday's killing of Radio Daljir reporter Farhan Jemiis Abdulle by two gunmen on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International's Somalia researcher Benedicte Goderiaux said:
The Libyan authorities must not suppress freedom of expression in the name of protecting the 17 February Revolution, Amnesty International said today following the adoption of a law criminalizing the “glorification” of deposed leader, Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi.
A Tunis court’s decision to fine a TV boss for “spreading information which can disturb the public order” after he screened an animated French movie is a sign of the continuing erosion of free speech in Tunisia, Amnesty International said.
Promises to Chen Guangcheng that he can live a normal life if he remains in China must be viewed with extreme caution, Amnesty International said as he and his family spent their first day reunited in hospital in Beijing surrounded by security personnel.
Warring parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must take measures to ensure civilians are protected, Amnesty International urged as fighting between the army and armed groups intensified in the country’s eastern province of North Kivu.
Deadly clashes in Cairo between unknown assailants and protesters have prompted Amnesty International to renew its call on the Egyptian army to protect protesters amid increasing violence ahead of presidential elections.
Singapore’s announcement that it carried out four executions in 2011, after no executions the previous year, flouts the global trend toward abolition of the death penalty and reversed a notable reduction in executions there, Amnesty International said today.
The US must guarantee Chen Guangcheng’s safety and insist China protect the rights of the activist and his family, Amnesty International said amid reports the Chinese activist escaped from illegal house arrest last week into American diplomatic protection in China.