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Iran must halt hanging of Ahwazi Arab men after forced TV ‘confessions’

21 May 2014

The planned execution, on 22 May, of two members of the Ahwazi Arab minority who were forced to “confess” on TV and are being held in an unknown location is an absolute mockery of justice which must be stopped immediately.

Libya must immediately surrender Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi to the ICC

21 May 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.

Russia: Anna Politkovskaya murder convictions fall short of full justice

21 May 2014

The conviction of five men for the murder of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya marks only a small step towards justice. The process has left too many questions unanswered and full justice will not be served until those who ordered the crime are identified and face the courts

Morocco: Stop using ‘terrorism’ as a pretext to imprison journalists

20 May 2014

The Moroccan authorities’ use of an anti-terrorism law to prosecute and imprison journalists is a serious blow to freedom of expression and editorial independence, Amnesty International said today, as it highlighted the cases of two men recently targeted under the law. 

A child of Tiananmen – young activist campaigns for her father’s release from jail

20 May 2014

The tragic events of the 1989 demonstrations in Beijing hold special resonance for Ti-Anna Wang. Born the same year, she was named after the Tiananmen Square protests. 

Guatemala slipping back into impunity on anniversary of overturned genocide conviction

20 May 2014

The fight for justice for victims of crimes against humanity and genocide, from Guatemala’s past conflict is being seriously undermined, Amnesty International said today. 


Thailand: Martial Law must not become 'blueprint for human rights violations'

20 May 2014

Authorities in Thailand must ensure that human rights are protected and respected, following the imposition of Martial Law today, which grants the army sweeping powers and imposes tight restrictions on key human rights.

Homophobia still tolerated by governments around the world

16 May 2014

Governments around the world are failing to live up to their obligations to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, Amnesty International said ahead of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.

South Sudan: New interactive conflict map highlights urgent need to protect civilians

16 May 2014

A new interactive map launched by Amnesty International today uses the powerful voices of eyewitnesses and civilians to trace the South Sudan conflict from its origins in Juba in December 2013 up to the present.

Iran must investigate 'Black Thursday' brutality at Evin Prison

15 May 2014

Political prisoners and prisoners of conscience at Section 350 of Iran’s Evin prison were subjected to assault, beatings and other ill-treatment, with some of those injured denied access to adequate medical care, according to a new briefing published by Amnesty International about the events of 17 April, which has become known as “Black Thursday” by local activists. 

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