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Colombia’s land restitution process failing those forced off their land

27 November 2014

Threats and killings coupled with the weak implementation of flawed legislation are scuppering the Colombian government’s promise to return millions of hectares of land illegally snatched from peasant farmers, Indigenous People and Afro-descendant communities.

15 facts about Colombia’s land restitution process

27 November 2014

Read Amnesty International's 15 facts about Colombia's land restitution process.  

Surviving Mexico’s torture epidemic

26 November 2014

In 2010, Rogelio Amaya was violently arrested by Mexican police officers and tortured into confessing to a crime. His story exposed the shocking use of torture that pervades across the country.

Surviving Mexico’s torture epidemic

26 November 2014

In 2010, Rogelio Amaya was violently arrested by Mexican police officers and tortured into confessing to a crime. His story exposed the shocking use of torture that pervades across the country.

Pakistan: Blasphemy sentence against private TV channel will have chilling effect on media freedom

26 November 2014

The prison sentence for blasphemy handed down today by a court in Pakistan against four people including the owner of a major private TV channel and one of its star actresses will have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and the media.

Pakistan: Blasphemy sentence against private TV channel will have chilling effect on media freedom

26 November 2014

The prison sentence for blasphemy handed down today by a court in Pakistan against four people including the owner of a major private TV channel and one of its star actresses will have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and the media.

Campaign targets violence and discrimination against women and girls

25 November 2014

Amnesty International supporters worldwide today join the 16 Days against Gender Violence campaign to challenge violence and discrimination against women and girls, including the denial of sexual and reproductive rights. 

USA: Respect the right to peaceful demonstration in wake of Ferguson decision

25 November 2014

Law enforcement personnel in the US state of Missouri must not resort to excessive use of force as protesters take to the streets following the Grand Jury decision not to indict a police officer accused of shooting the teenager Michael Brown, said Amnesty International today.

UAE: Man tortured and jailed after defending imprisoned father on Twitter

25 November 2014

The UAE authorities have again shown their intolerance for dissent by handing down a three-year prison sentence and hefty fine today to a 25-year-old man whose only “offence” was taking to social media to call for the release of his imprisoned father.

 

UAE: Man tortured and jailed after defending imprisoned father on Twitter

25 November 2014

The UAE authorities have again shown their intolerance for dissent by handing down a three-year prison sentence and hefty fine today to a 25-year-old man whose only “offence” was taking to social media to call for the release of his imprisoned father.

 

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