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Egypt must end ‘vindictive’ detention of journalists

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 3:35 pm | Amnesty International

Egypt’s continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement is “vindictive”, Amnesty International said ahead of the trio’s latest trial hearing. More >>

Amnesty’s report on death penalty shows surge in executions

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 3:04 pm | Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s annual report on the use of the death penalty has revealed a surge in the number of executions worldwide, with 778 executions known to have been carried out in 2013, compared to 682 in 2012. More >>

Yarmouk under siege - war crimes, starvation, and death

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 11:36 am | Amnesty International

A new report by Amnesty International reveals that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been carried out on Palestinian and Syrian civilians in Yarmouk, on the outskirts of Damascus, which is under brutal siege by Syrian government forces. More >>

Fiji: Military celebrates on anniversary of torture video

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 10:51 am | Amnesty International

The failure of Fiji authorities to independently investigate the torture and sexual assault of two men highlights their complete disregard for accountability and human rights, Amnesty International said one year on from the public release of a torture ... More >>

‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force

Friday, 28 February 2014, 10:29 am | Amnesty International

Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total impunity, said Amnesty International in a report ... More >>

Sri Lanka: Alarming crackdown on activists continues

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 2:43 pm | Amnesty International

Three months after the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) took place in Colombo a new report on further human rights abuse in Sri Lanka leaves no room for New Zealand to stay silent, Amnesty International said. More >>

Russia: Legacy of Olympic Games tarnished by arrests

Monday, 24 February 2014, 10:34 am | Amnesty International

The legacy of the Sochi Olympics will be tainted by the numerous human rights violations in the run-up and during the Games, as well as the failure of the International Olympic Committee to confront the Russian authorities over the arrests and beatings that ... More >>

Myanmar: Changes in anti-protest law are insignificant

Saturday, 22 February 2014, 11:22 am | Amnesty International

The Myanmar parliament has reportedly only made token and insignificant changes to a draconian anti-protest law, raising serious questions about the authorities’ commitment to human rights reforms, Amnesty International said. More >>

AI visits Viet Nam for human rights dialogue

Friday, 21 February 2014, 11:46 am | Amnesty International

Representatives from Amnesty International’s Secretariat this week made their first visit to Viet Nam in decades. More >>

Nepal: Widespread gender discrimination has triggered crisis

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 6:40 pm | Amnesty International

Widespread and systemic gender discrimination in Nepal has led to hundreds of thousands of women suffering from a reproductive health condition that leaves them in great pain, unable to carry out daily tasks and often ostracized from their families and ... More >>

Venezuela: Trial of opposition leader an affront to justice

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 10:21 am | Amnesty International

19 February 2014 Venezuela: Trial of opposition leader an affront to justice and free assembly More >>

Bahrain: Outspoken activist fears re-arrest

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 11:44 am | Amnesty International

A Bahraini activist recently released from prison has told Amnesty International she fears she may be rearrested when she attends court this week to face further spurious charges. More >>

AI calls on Mexico's President to confront rights situation

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 10:15 am | Amnesty International

At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum demanding an urgent list of actions to combat entrenched impunity and serious human rights violations. More >>

DPRK: United Nations must act on crimes against humanity

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 12:16 pm | Amnesty International

The United Nations Security Council must increase pressure on North Korea to address the horrific human rights situation in the country, Amnesty International said following publication of a damning UN report. More >>

Carnage in Nigeria amounts to crimes against humanity

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 10:17 am | Amnesty International

Attacks by Islamist armed groups that have killed more than 200 people in recent weeks in northern Nigeria have been increasingly deadly and sophisticated, and amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said. More >>

Bahrain: Fears of violent crackdown ahead of anniversary

Friday, 14 February 2014, 4:01 pm | Amnesty International

There are fears that the Bahraini authorities may use violence to quash planned demonstrations on 14 February, said Amnesty International, when thousands are expected to take to the streets to mark the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising. More >>

UN Security Council must not fail Syria’s besieged civilians

Friday, 14 February 2014, 10:47 am | Amnesty International

As many as a quarter of a million civilians in areas under siege around Syria need the UN Security Council to push for unfettered humanitarian access to alleviate their suffering, Amnesty International said today, as the world body considers a draft ... More >>

CAR: Ethnic cleansing and sectarian killings

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 1:49 pm | Amnesty International

International peacekeepers have failed to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslim civilians in the western part of the Central African Republic, Amnesty International said in a report issued today. More >>

US: Guatemalan soldier accused of massacre must face justic

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 12:47 pm | Amnesty International

The USA must charge or extradite a former Guatemalan soldier involved in a massacre in his home country, Amnesty International said. More >>

Pakistan: Investigate disappearance of anti-drone activist

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 10:14 am | Amnesty International

The Pakistani authorities must immediately determine the whereabouts of an anti-drone activist who disappeared days before he was due to travel to Europe to give testimony before the European Parliament, Amnesty International said. More >>

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