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.
The Tunisian authorities must halt growing restrictions on the right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said after a military court handed down a four-month suspended prison sentence to a former presidential adviser for criticizing the army.
Harsh prison sentences handed down to three bloggers accused of spreading anti-state propaganda in Viet Nam after a trial which lasted only a few hours are nothing short of a shameful attempt to silence dissent in the country, Amnesty International said.
The Italian authorities will be urged to end systematic housing discrimination against Roma across the country on Saturday 22 September, when thousands of Amnesty International supporters across the world take part in a Global Day of Action.
Dozens of university students in cities across Iran have been interrogated or arbitrarily arrested in recent weeks, marking an escalation in the authorities’ clampdown on students as the academic year begins, Amnesty International said today.
Three bloggers who face up to 20 years in jail simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression should be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said today, ahead of their trial at Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Court on Monday 24 September 2012.
The flogging in public of a sixteen year old girl by a local mullah in the southern Ghazni province of Afghanistan for an “illicit relationship” with a boy is abhorrent and testifies to the precarious situation of women and girls in Afghanistan, said Amnesty International.
A spate of human rights violations targeting opposition supporters and journalists in Belarus is nothing more than a clumsy attempt to suppress opposition voices ahead of elections on Sunday 23 September, Amnesty International said amid a growing call to boycott the poll.