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  • Laos | Amnesty International Canada
    Torture Learn Stop Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Laos Laos must ensure return of disappeared civil society leader June 13 2013 The Lao government must act now to ensure the safe return of civil society leader Sombath Somphone who is most likely a victim of an enforced disappearance at the hands of the authorities Amnesty International said in a new briefing issued today The briefing Caught on Camera examines in detail the case of Sombath who was taken away in the presence of security personnel on the evening of 15 December 2012 six months ago and has not been heard

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/country/laos (2016-02-13)
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  • Latvia | Amnesty International Canada
    Rights International Human Rights Principles Campaigns No More Stolen Sisters Kwe Standing With Our Sisters Open for Justice Stop Torture Stop Torture Act Stop Torture Learn Stop Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Latvia Latvia Speak up to guarantee safety of EuroPride rally June 17 2015 The Latvian government should break its silence and give a firm commitment to do all within its power to ensure the safety and protection of those participating in this year s EuroPride in Riga said Amnesty International today EuroPride which celebrates the rights of lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex LGBTI people in a different

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/country/latvia (2016-02-13)
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  • Lebanon | Amnesty International Canada
    in Lebanon And because of legal restrictions imposed on Syrian refugees by the Lebanese government many refugee women and girls feel unable to report threats harassment or violence to the police Refugee women and girls living in Lebanon especially those in women led households are at risk of experiencing human rights abuses As part of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign Amnesty International is sharing the stories of two refugee women living in Lebanon Learn more and take action today Read More Lebanon Beirut bombings reveal appalling disregard for human life November 13 2015 The attack that killed at least 41 people in the Lebanese capital Beirut reveals a shocking disregard for human life said Amnesty International This was a gruesome and unjustifiable suicide attack in a populated civilian area said Philip Luther Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International The Lebanese authorities must ensure that those responsible for this terrible crime do not go unpunished This attack also highlights the growing risk of contagion from the Syrian conflict Until all sides responsible for the countless war crimes and crimes against humanity in the conflict in neighbouring Syria are brought to account the violence will continue to pose a menace beyond Syria s borders Philip Luther said We again call on the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court so that all suspected war crimes and crimes against humanity can be investigated Thursday s attack was among the deadliest in Beirut since the end of the Lebanese civil war in 1990 Read More Lebanon Security forces using excessive force against protesters must be held to account August 29 2015 The Lebanese authorities should investigate allegations that security forces used excessive force to disperse residents protesting in Beirut over the lack of adequate public services a waste management crisis and corruption Amnesty International said ahead of fresh demonstrations planned for today At least 343 people were treated for injuries and 59 more were hospitalized according to the Red Cross after protests on 22 and 23 August organized by the local You Stink civil society movement Lebanese security officials responded to overwhelmingly peaceful protesters in downtown Beirut by shooting into the air with live rounds firing rubber bullets tear gas canisters and water cannons and in some cases hurling stones and beating protesters with batons and rifles said Lama Fakih Senior Crisis Advisor at Amnesty International Read More World leaders neglect of refugees condemns millions to a life of misery and thousands to death June 15 2015 Released 12 00 pm midday Beirut 10am BST Monday 15 June 2015 Worst refugee crisis since World War II One million refugees desperately in need of resettlement Four million Syrian refugees struggling to survive in Turkey Lebanon Jordan Iraq and Egypt More than three million refugees in sub Saharan Africa and only a small fraction offered resettlement since 2013 3 500 people drowned while trying to cross the

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/category/country/lebanon (2016-02-13)
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  • Liberia | Amnesty International Canada
    Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Liberia What does Ebola have to do with human rights November 10 2014 By Dr Shobana Ananth Health Network Coordinator and Jacqueline Hansen Major Campaigns and Women s Rights Campaigner The Ebola epidemic is spreading rapidly in Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone and threatens to spread further Over 13 000 cases have been reported in eight countries this year and almost 5 000 people have died Current projections suggest there could be 10 000 cases and 5 000 deaths per week by December Health systems in Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone were already weak from years of armed conflict They suffer from shortages in funding staff a lack of health care workers and poor infrastructure And now they are collapsing under the strain of responding to the Ebola virus Without financial support and increased humanitarian and medical staff the epidemic will continue to expand and many more lives will be lost Read More Charles Taylor conviction upheld a major step against impunity in west Africa September 26 2013 The

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  • Libya | Amnesty International Canada
    on a beach in an unknown location in the province of Tripoli The atrocity was carried out in retaliation for the alleged abduction of Camilia Shehata an Egyptian woman formerly a Christian whose conversion to Islam sparked a wave of protests in 2010 Nothing could justify the cold blooded murder of the men who appear to have been targeted solely on account of their faith Amnesty International has said The video titled A message signed with blood to the nation of the cross shows a group of men dressed in orange jumpsuits who are paraded on the beach by masked men then forced to kneel and then beheaded Read More Libya Targeted sanctions and accountability crucial to ending spiraling war crimes in Benghazi January 27 2015 Posted at 0001 GMT 28 January 2015 Targeted UN sanctions and accountability including through the International Criminal Court ICC are urgently needed to end rampant abductions torture summary killings and other abuses by rival forces in Libya some of which amount to war crimes according to a new briefing published by Amnesty International today Benghazi s descent into chaos abductions summary killings and other abuses sheds light on a series of gruesome abuses carried out by fighters from both the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries SCBR a coalition of Islamist militias and armed groups and forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar s Operation Dignity campaign since May 2014 Over the past few months as tit for tat attacks by rival forces in the city continue to escalate Benghazi has steadily descended into chaos and misrule The city has been ripped apart by spiraling violence waged by rival groups and their supporters seeking vengeance said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International Read More Libya Rule of the gun amid mounting war crimes by rival militias October 29 2014 Released 00 01 GMT 30 October 2014 Lawless militias and armed groups on all sides of the conflict in western Libya are carrying out rampant human rights abuses including war crimes according to a new briefing from Amnesty International Rule of the gun Abductions torture and other abuses by militias in western Libya provides evidence that armed groups have possibly summarily killed tortured or ill treated detainees in their custody and are targeting civilians based on their origins or perceived political allegiances Likewise satellite images released today by Amnesty International show that fighters on all sides in the conflict have displayed an utter disregard for civilian lives with indiscriminate rocket and artillery fire into crowded civilian neighbourhoods damaging homes civilian infrastructure and medical facilities Read More Public execution in football stadium shows Libya s descent into lawlessness August 22 2014 A shocking video showing an execution style killing by an armed group at a football stadium in eastern Libya highlights the authorities failure to prevent parts of the country from descending into violence and lawlessness Amnesty International said today An amateur video published on social media sites shows the purported execution of an Egyptian man apparently organized by an armed group called the Shura Council of Islamic Youth in the eastern city of Derna This unlawful killing realizes the greatest fears of ordinary Libyans who in parts of the country find themselves caught between ruthless armed groups and a failed state said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Amnesty International s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director Such acts can only lead to further human rights abuses in Derna where residents have no recourse to state institutions and therefore no means to seek justice or effective protection from abuses Read More Libya Indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi amounts to war crimes August 06 2014 Amnesty International is calling for all sides to immediately stop the indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi where clashes in recent weeks have evolved into two separate armed conflicts Such indiscriminate attacks that result in death or injury to civilians amount to war crimes Intense fighting between rival armed groups and militias in both cities has killed 214 people and injured 981 according to the Ministry of Health as well as causing damage to civilian property Medical workers reported that the dead and injured included civilians in particular women and children The warring parties in Tripoli and Benghazi have displayed a wanton disregard for the safety of ordinary civilians who have found themselves mercilessly pinned down by indiscriminate shelling with imprecise weapons that should never be used in populated areas said Philip Luther Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Amnesty International All sides in both these conflicts have an absolute obligation under international law not to target attacks against civilians Read More Libya must ensure proper investigation after prominent lawyer shot dead June 26 2014 The Libyan authorities must ensure that yesterday s killing of a leading human rights activist in Benghazi is properly investigated and that those responsible are brought to justice Amnesty International said Salwa Bugaighis a lawyer who played a prominent role in organizing protests at the start of the uprising that overthrew Mu ammar al Gaddafi in 2011 was shot dead at her home in Benghazi by unknown assailants on the day Libyans voted for a new parliament The shocking ruthless killing of Salwa Bugaighis robs Libyan civil society of one it s most courageous and esteemed figures But sadly she is by no means the first activist struck down during the political violence that has plagued the country since the uprising and in its aftermath said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Amnesty International s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director Read More Libya Mounting risks for Benghazi residents amid reckless shelling June 17 2014 Libyan armed forces and armed groups including militias must immediately stop the reckless shelling of residential areas endangering the lives of Benghazi residents Amnesty International said following a renewed round of heavy fighting in the eastern city At least five residents including a boy aged 11 were killed when forces affiliated with retired General Khalifa Haftar clashed with Ansar al Sharia and other Islamist groups Three foreign workers were also injured In a month of fighting Amnesty International has documented a number of incidents where shelling has resulted in deaths and injuries of ordinary residents and medical personnel and caused damage to homes crops and medical facilities Hundreds were forced to flee their homes because of the fighting While both sides may be intending to attack what they consider to be military objectives ordinary residents increasingly are bearing the brunt of attacks with weapons that lack precision said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International Read More Libya must immediately surrender Saif al Islam al Gaddafi to the ICC May 21 2014 The Libyan authorities must immediately surrender Saif al Islam al Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court ICC to face trial on charges of crimes against humanity Amnesty International said following the Court s decision to proceed with his prosecution A majority of the ICC Appeals Chamber today rejected all four grounds of appeal brought by the Libyan government and upheld an earlier decision of the Pre Trial Chamber that Saif al Islam al Gaddafi should be tried by the ICC The reasons for the refusal include the government s failure to demonstrate that he was facing substantially the same case nationally as he would face at the ICC The ICC Appeals Chamber s decision marks a crucial step towards delivering justice to the victims of crimes against humanity during the Libyan uprising in 2011 and the ensuing armed conflict The Libyan authorities must now immediately surrender Saif al Islam al Gaddafi to the ICC so his trial can finally get under way said Solomon Sacco Senior Legal Adviser at Amnesty International Read More Libya Trial of former officials including Saif al Islam al Gaddafi marred by flaws April 26 2014 Saif al Islam al Gaddafi and Libya s former intelligence chief Abdallah al Senussi are among 37 former government officials who are standing trial in Libya on charges relating to the 2011 uprising and subsequent armed conflict Their court proceedings via video link for some of the defendants resumes on Sunday 27 April Libya has repeatedly insisted it is able to ensure a fair trial for all defendants However Amnesty International has serious doubts about the capacity of Libya s judiciary to guarantee a fair trial for former members of the al Gaddafi regime The International Criminal Court ICC has also charged Saif al Islam al Gaddafi and Abdallah al Senussi with crimes against humanity On 14 April a court ordered that Saif al Islam al Gaddafi who remains in militia custody and six other defendants held in Misratah may be tried via video link a move that will seriously undermine their rights to a fair trial For further information see Libya Trial of former al Gaddafi officials by video link Read More Libya Trial of former al Gaddafi officials by video link a farce April 14 2014 The trial of former Libyan officials including Saif al Islam al Gaddafi risks descending into a farce after the court ordered today that he and six other defendants be tried via video link said Amnesty International On 23 March a day before the last hearing in this case two amendments were made to Libya s Code of Criminal Procedure to allow hearings via video link The trials by video link will infringe all the seven defendants rights to a fair trial The impact on Saif al Islam s case is of particular concern as he remains held in a secret location in Zintan by a militia that has repeatedly refused to hand him over to state custody in Tripoli The other six defendants are held in Misratah in prisons under the control of the Ministries of Justice and Defence Read More Libya Politicians face death penalty over blasphemous cartoon February 27 2014 Two politicians could be sentenced to death over a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam when a verdict is issued in their case on Sunday 2 March said Amnesty International The organization is calling for the charges against them to be dropped immediately The cartoon which depicts a group of men discussing the role of women in society appeared on a Libyan National Party electoral campaign poster in the main streets of Libyan cities ahead of parliamentary elections in 2012 It is shocking that two political figures may face a firing squad over a cartoon that was published on an electoral campaign poster No one should be prosecuted for freely expressing his or her views in public however offensive they may seem to others said Said Boumedouha Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Amnesty International Libyans must be free to speak their minds regardless of whether those views are expressed verbally or appear on a poster in a poem or a newspaper article It is ludicrous that doing so could be considered a crime punishable by death Read More Libya Three years on Gaddafi era laws used to clamp down on free expression February 12 2014 Mounting curbs on freedom of expression are threatening the rights Libyans sought to gain by overthrowing Colonel Muammar al Gaddafi said Amnesty International ahead of the third anniversary of the 2011 Libyan uprising In the latest move to stifle dissent across Libya the authorities have consolidated a Gaddafi era law that criminalizes insults to the state its emblem or flag The amended version of Article 195 of the Penal Code outlaws all criticism of the 17 February Revolution or insults to officials An almost identical law drafted under al Gaddafi banned all acts regarded as an attack against the Great Fateh Revolution and its leader Three years ago Libyans took to the streets to demand greater freedom not another authoritarian rule said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International What is the difference between not being able to criticize al Gaddafi s Al Fateh Revolution or the 17 February Revolution Behind both is the idea that expression is limited and some issues of taboo Read More Libya Activist imprisoned under al Gaddafi facing jail for televised remarks about politicians January 22 2014 A writer and political commentator who was a prisoner of conscience under Mu ammar al Gaddafi s rule has now fallen foul of Libya s transitional authorities after making statements deemed offensive to prominent political figures during a television appearance said Amnesty International Jamal al Hajji was convicted of defamation on 31 December 2013 and sentenced to eight months in prison and a fine of 400 000 Libyan Dinar approximately 318 650 USD During an interview in February 2013 on al Wataniya a local Libyan television channel he accused the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Abulaziz and five other politicians and public figures of conspiring against Libya and the 17 February Revolution Four of them lodged a complaint against Jamal al Hajji His appeal hearing is scheduled for Thursday 23 January No one should be sent to prison for expressing their views Free expression is one of the rights Libyans took to the streets to reclaim during the 2011 uprising against Muammar al Gaddafi said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Amnesty International Read More Libya must investigate death of Special Forces soldier under torture December 09 2013 Libya s authorities must urgently investigate the death of a soldier who was tortured to death last week following 10 hours of interrogation by his own army unit said Amnesty International Hussein Radwan Raheel 37 who served with the Saiqa Forces an elite army unit under the Ministry of Defence was severely beaten and subjected to electric shocks family members told Amnesty International A forensic report and photos of his body seen by the organization also indicate that he was tortured Torture and ill treatment were routinely used by the state to terrorize the Libyan people under al Gaddafi s brutal rule The Libyan authorities must show that the country has made a clean break with the past by sending a strong message that human rights violations by state officials will no longer be tolerated said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Deputy Middle East and North Africa Program Director at Amnesty International Read More Libya must protect demonstrators from out of control militias or risk new bloodshed November 21 2013 The Libyan authorities must actively protect protesters from attacks by armed militia during ongoing demonstrations this week or risk further bloodshed Amnesty International said today The Head of the Tripoli Local Council has called on Tripoli s residents to pursue a general strike until all armed groups leave the city Large demonstrations are planned for this Friday in Tripoli s Al Quds Square Activists have also called for demonstrations outside militia compounds The calls follow the deaths of 43 individuals and hundreds of injured including children as young as 11 at a peaceful demonstration and subsequent clashes in Gharghour area of Tripoli on 15 November The Libyan authorities must guarantee that protesters taking to the streets on Friday will be protected from violence by militias Anything short of that could result in a new tragedy said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International Read More Libya Two years after conflict the plight of displaced communities must end October 23 2013 The Libyan authorities must urgently find a durable solution to end the continued forcible displacement of tens of thousands of Tawarghas and other communities from their hometown during the armed conflict of 2011 said Amnesty International The entire inhabitants of the town of Tawargha some 40 000 people were driven out by armed groups from Misratah who accused them of supporting Colonel al Gaddafi s government An Amnesty International briefing Barred from their Home published on the second anniversary of the end of the conflict highlights the continued discrimination abductions and arbitrary detention of the Tawargha who still face threats and reprisal attacks at the hand of militias acting above the law Two years after the conflict Tawarghas and other displaced communities are still waiting for justice and effective reparations for the abuses they have suffered Many continue to face discrimination and live in under resourced camps with no solution in sight said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Amnesty International s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director Read More Libya must surrender Saif al Islam al Gaddafi to International Criminal Court September 18 2013 The Libyan authorities should immediately hand Saif al Islam al Gaddafi and former intelligence chief Abdallah al Senussi to the International Criminal Court ICC said Amnesty International The organization met both detainees last week ahead of the referral of their case to the Indictment Chamber in Tripoli on 19 September Al Gaddafi and al Senussi are wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity but the Libyan authorities are insisting that they stand trial in Libya Their case has been referred to the Indictment Chamber along with those of 36 others accused of crimes related to the armed conflict The referral of these cases to the Indictment Chamber brings us one step closer to the start of national trial proceedings for Saif al Islam al Gaddafi in violation of Libya s legal obligation to surrender him to the ICC said Hassiba Hadj Sahrahoui Amnesty International s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Read More Libya Latest abduction highlights dysfunctional justice system September 03 2013 The abduction of Anoud al Senussi the daughter of military intelligence chief under al Gaddafi Abdallah al Senussi upon her release from prison in Tripoli raises serious concerns about her safety and the Libyan authorities ability to protect detainees held since the 2011 armed conflict Amnesty International said Anoud al Senussi was abducted by unknown assailants at approximately 5 00 pm on 2 September outside Al Baraka prison formerly known as al Ruwaimi

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  • Lithuania | Amnesty International Canada
    and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Lithuania Lithuanian Court s ruling on CIA rendition case a breakthrough for justice January 29 2014 A decision by a court in Lithuania ruling that a Saudi Arabian national has a right to an investigation into his alleged torture in a secret CIA detention centre in the country is a breakthrough for justice said Amnesty International The court s decision in the case of Mustafa al Hawsawi is a real victory in the pursuit of accountability for Lithuania s alleged complicity in the CIA rendition and secret detention programmes said Julia Hall Amnesty International s expert on counter terrorism and human rights The Lithuanian court has set an example for all of Europe and the USA by upholding the rule of law and recognizing that victims of torture and enforced disappearance at the hands of the CIA and European agents have an absolute right to a thorough investigation The Lithuanian government and Prosecutor General must now open a full and effective investigation into Mustafa al Hawsawi s claims and ensure that any other individuals

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  • Luxembourg | Amnesty International Canada
    Rights Principles Campaigns No More Stolen Sisters Kwe Standing With Our Sisters Open for Justice Stop Torture Stop Torture Act Stop Torture Learn Stop Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Luxembourg Luxembourg Serious gaps exposed in banking regulations to stem reckless arms trade that fuels atrocities January 28 2016 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LUXEMBOURG PRESS RELEASE Released 12 00PM CET 29 January 2016 Inadequate and incomplete regulations and policies on financing the arms sector mean there is little to stop banks from financing and investing in the production and transfer of internationally banned weapons or arms used to commit serious human rights violations

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