News & Updates

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.

Deadly Moscow subway bomb attacks condemned

29 March 2010

At least 37 people were killed and dozens injured by two explosions within an hour of each other in the city centre.

FARC releases Colombian soldier

29 March 2010

The guerrilla group has been urged to put an immediate and unconditional end to kidnapping and hostage-taking.

Bahrain medics detained for aiding man after anti-government protest

26 March 2010

The men were arrested after they helped Hussain 'Ali Hassan al-Sahlawi, who had been shot and left unconscious by a security official in Karzakan.

Israel and Hamas urged to co-operate with UN committee on Gaza conflict

26 March 2010

Independent experts will monitor domestic investigations into war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

Boy killed and dozens of injured detained after Kurds clash with security forces in Syria

26 March 2010

Police opened fire with live ammunition in the city of Ar Raqqah, as an estimated 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the Kurdish New Year.

Albanian women deserve justice

25 March 2010

The authorities have been urged to take further steps to protect the one in three women in the country who are victims of domestic violence.

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