A recent one-year prison sentence handed down against a prominent opposition activist in Egypt is the latest attempt by the government to silence criticism, Amnesty International said today.
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The Libyan authorities must drop charges against two politicians who published a cartoon on women’s rights deemed to be offensive to Islam, Amnesty International said today.
Criminal “defamation of religion” charges must be dropped in a number of cases across Egypt, Amnesty International said today after a teacher was convicted for insulting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad in the classroom.
Violence against women in Egypt gained international attention following a series of sexual assaults around Tahrir Square earlier this year during commemorations of the second anniversary of the “25 January Revolution”, writes Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International's Egypt Researcher.
Today’s International Commission of Inquiry report on Syria’s grave human rights situation is yet further evidence to prompt the UN Security Council to refer the situation to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
Libya must comply with the decision made by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and immediately surrender Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to the Court in The Hague.
On 27 May 2013, after long diplomatic discussions, the European Union (EU) did not renew a total arms embargo on Syria – covering both the Syrian government and armed opposition groups – which expired on 31 May 2013.
A new law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt, currently with the Shura Council, would effectively be a death blow to independent civil society in Egypt, said Amnesty International.
The trial of a blogger before a military court in Tunisia after he peacefully expressed his opinion on the internet is worrying evidence of the state of freedom of expression in the country, said Amnesty International.
It has already been well-documented how masses of people get displaced during armed conflict, often facing perilous journeys and precarious situations when they are settled in camps to ride out the worst of the hostilities.