News & Updates

Libya must stop forced evictions of Tabu tribe members

6 April 2010

Scores of Tabu families have lost their homes since November 2009 and it appears that many more evictions may be planned.

Egyptian security forces arrest and beat peaceful protestors

6 April 2010

More than 90 people were detained in Cairo for taking part in demonstrations calling for political reform on Tuesday.

Bangladesh lifts ban on extrajudicial executions images display

1 April 2010

Police had barred visitors from entering Dr Shahidul Alam's 'Crossfire' exhibition in Dhaka for over a week.

Venezuelan government deliberately targeting opponents

1 April 2010

At least three individuals seen as opposed to President Hugo Chávez were arrested and charged in March alone.

Zimbabwe urged to allow debate on past human rights violations after police block art exhibitions

31 March 2010

Artist Owen Maseko was arrested after participating in a show depicting atrocities that took place in the Matabeleland region in the 1980s.

Philippines move to protect women's rights during armed conflict

31 March 2010

The government has launched a National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security.

Hamas must not carry out executions in Gaza

31 March 2010

High-ranking officials in the de facto administration have signalled their intention to execute those convicted of 'collaboration' with Israel and 'murder'.

Death penalty report: China must end secrecy surrounding sentences and executions

30 March 2010

As Amnesty International publishes its world overview of the death penalty for 2009, the organization challenges the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death

Iran executions send a chilling message

30 March 2010

Recent developments suggest that the authorities are once more using executions to quell political unrest, intimidate the population and send a signal that dissent will not be tolerated.

Malaysia arrests migrants as crackdown continues

29 March 2010

The 140 arrests are part of an announced crackdown on migrants, many of whom come from Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal, who live and work in Malaysia without authorization.

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