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Haiti: Duvalier case back on course towards justice for the victims

21 February 2014

The decision of a Haitian court to allow investigations to continue into crimes against humanity committed during the rule of “president-for-life” Jean-Claude Duvalier is a major boost for the victims in their long quest for truth and justice, Amnesty International said. 

Nigeria: World Bank 'dragging its feet' on resettlement package after forced eviction

21 February 2014

A year after bulldozers razed the homes of 9,000 people in a community meant to benefit from a World Bank funded project in Lagos, the state government and the World Bank are failing miserably to live up to their promise to adequately compensate and resettle them.

Myanmar: Token and insignificant changes to repressive anti-protest law

21 February 2014

The Myanmar parliament will reportedly only made token and insignificant changes to a draconian anti-protest law, raising serious questions about the authorities’ commitment to human rights reforms. 

Nepal: Widespread gender discrimination has triggered sexual and reproductive rights crisis

20 February 2014

Widespread gender discrimination in Nepal has led to hundreds of thousands of women suffering from a reproductive health condition that leaves them in great pain, unable to carry out daily tasks and often ostracized from their families and communities. 

Ukraine: Deeply troubling accounts of shootings amid clashes

20 February 2014

The shooting of protesters, which is contributing to the spiralling death toll in Kyiv, is deeply troubling and must prompt a swift response to bring all those responsible to justice, Amnesty International urged. 


Somali refugees unlawfully forced out of Kenya

19 February 2014

Widespread intimidation, the abuse of human rights and the withdrawal of services are forcing Somali refugees out of Kenya, said Amnesty International in a report published today.

Spain to extradite asylum seeker to risk of torture in Kazakhstan

19 February 2014

Spain must refrain from forcibly returning Aleksandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan, Amnesty International said as Spain authorized his extradition.

UK: Chilling High Court decision upholds use of terrorism legislation against David Miranda

19 February 2014

The High Court of England and Wales struck a blow against freedom of expression today when it ruled that the nine-hour detention of a Brazilian national under anti-terrorism legislation was lawful and proportionate. 


Venezuela: Trial of opposition leader an affront to justice and free assembly

19 February 2014

The charges brought against Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López smack of a politically motivated attempt to silence dissent in the country, said Amnesty International. 

Life in the midst of horror in the Central African Republic

18 February 2014

Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera and Joanne Mariner report on the latest massacre in a town West of Bangui, where they saw dozens of bodies littering the streets and found an 11-year-old girl who had miraculously survived it all.

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