News & Updates

Egypt releases blogger facing trial by military court

9 March 2010

Ahmed Mostafa was facing jail after he after he published a post alleging nepotism within the armed forces.

Rape victims worldwide denied justice and dignity

8 March 2010

To mark International Women's Day, Amnesty International has released two reports looking at sexual violence in Cambodia and the Nordic Countries.

Cambodia's government must protect victims of sexual violence as reports of rape increase

8 March 2010

A new Amnesty International report shows how corruption and discrimination within the police and courts prevent survivors of rape from receiving justice.

Afghan women human rights defenders tell of intimidation and attacks

8 March 2010

Women human rights defenders in Afghanistan have told Amnesty International they face intimidation and attacks as they attempt to tackle violence and discrimination in the country.

Convictions of abuse during Genoa G8 protests upheld

8 March 2010

An Italian court has confirmed the convictions of 15 police officers, prison guards and doctors who were found guilty of the ill-treatment of detainees in the Bolzaneto facility in 2001.

Timor-Leste President would support international tribunal

8 March 2010

The President of Timor-Leste has told Amnesty International he would support the establishment of an international criminal tribunal for crimes committed during the 1975-1999 conflict with Indonesia, should the UN Security Council set it up.

UN forces must remain in the Democratic Republic of Congo

5 March 2010

As attacks on the civilian population and humanitarian agencies continue, the government has requested that MONUC, the UN peacekeeping mission, withdraws from the country by June 2011.

Egypt urged to release blogger prosecuted by military court

5 March 2010

Amnesty International has called for the Egyptian authorities to release a blogger and prisoner of conscience who published a post alleging nepotism within the armed forces.

USA: Daily injustice, immeasurable damage

5 March 2010

Protest leaders punished for fighting high electricity charges in Mexico

4 March 2010

Sara López, Joaquín Aguilar and Guadalupe Borja have been detained since July 2009 for their activities as members of a group fighting high tariffs in Campeche.

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