News & Updates

Israeli detention of Palestinian activists must end

8 January 2010

Three men, including prominent human rights campaigner Jamal Juma', are being held for legitimately voicing their opposition to the construction of the West Bank fence/wall.

Ashoura protesters at risk of execution in Iran

8 January 2010

Malawi must release men charged with 'unnatural practices'

7 January 2010

Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were arrested in December, two days after they had a 'traditional engagement ceremony'.

China must release Tibetan filmmaker

7 January 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Chinese authorities to release a Tibetan documentary filmmaker who has been jailed for six years for 'subversion'.

Mexico urged to protect activists after campaigner shot dead

6 January 2010

Josefina Reyes, a campaigner against violence and human rights abuses by military officials, was killed near Ciudad Juarez on Sunday.

Iranians further isolated by contacts ban

6 January 2010

Iranians banned from contact with more than 60 foreign institutions, including human rights organizations.

Mexican Indigenous man detained after unfair trial is freed

6 January 2010

Ricardo Ucán Ceca served almost 10 years of a 22-year sentence before he was released last month.

Salvadoran environmental activists killed and radio station staff threatened

5 January 2010

Ramiro Rivera and Dora Alicia Recinos Sorto were killed in December. They both opposed mining projects in the central Cabañas area.

Israel and Hamas have less than one month to show credible investigations into war crimes

4 January 2010

Both parties to the 22-day conflict in Gaza and Southern Israel have until 2 February to show that they are willing and able to undertake credible investigations into violations of international law.

Injustice renamed: Discrimination in education of Roma persists in the Czech Republic

31 December 2009

In this report Amnesty International is calling upon the government of the Czech Republic to show leadership and direction to reverse racial discrimination in education and address grave violations of the right to education for Romani children.

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