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Bhopal 30 years on: Playing with powder

3 December 2014

Thirty years on, the failure to clean up chemicals abandoned during the Bhopal gas leak has become a toxic issue. 


A Londoner’s ordeal in Sudan’s torture dungeons

3 December 2014

When Magdy el-Baghdady, a 30-year-old man from London, travelled to Sudan in 2011 to open a restaurant, he never imagined he would be arrested and tortured. This is his incredible story of survival.

Afghanistan: Donors should urge human rights progress

3 December 2014

Afghanistan’s foreign donors should press the Afghan government to prevent a further deterioration in the country’s human rights situation and support services crucial to rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. 

Thirty years on from Bhopal disaster: Still fighting for justice

2 December 2014

Amnesty International's Secretary General Salil Shetty, currently visiting India, reflects on the impact of the Bhopal disaster, 30 years on. 

Ireland: Decision to reopen 'Hooded Men' court case a triumph of justice after four decades of waiting

2 December 2014

The Irish Government’s request to reopen the landmark 1978 European Court of Human Rights judgment in Ireland v UK is a triumph of justice after more than 40 years of waiting, said Amnesty International today.

New poll backs calls for US corporation to face court over Bhopal disaster

1 December 2014

New poll results published today show clear public support, in both India and the USA, for US corporation Union Carbide to face an Indian court over the Bhopal gas leak disaster which left more than 20,000 people dead and poisoned more than half a million in 1984. 

Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja remains defiant after in absentia prison sentence

1 December 2014

Leading Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja has told Amnesty International she is determined to continue to expose abuses in the Gulf state despite being sentenced today, in absentia, to one year in prison. 

Back to Bhopal: A photographer’s view of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters

30 November 2014

Photographer Raghu Rai was one of the first on the scene capturing the aftermath of the gas leak from Union Carbide’s pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, 1984. Thirty years later, he went back. Here's the story. 

Amnesty International launches Write for Rights, the largest human rights campaign of 2014

28 November 2014

Millions of Amnesty International supporters from around the globe are set to take part in Write for Rights, the world’s largest annual human rights campaign launching on 3 December. 

Hong Kong: Heavy-handed policing will only inflame protests

28 November 2014

Hong Kong’s police chief must urgently stamp out any arbitrary and excessive use of force by police officers, with thousands of pro-democracy protesters expected to take to the streets again over the weekend. 

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