News & Updates

Libyan prisoner of conscience Jamal el-Haji released

15 April 2010

The writer was acquitted of charges of insulting the judicial authorities, after more than four months in detention.

Egypt urged to protect peaceful demonstrators

15 April 2010

The authorities have been urged to allow peaceful protests after police violently repressed another anti-government demonstration in Cairo this week.

Ukraine needs accountability for human rights violations

14 April 2010

President Viktor Yanukovych urged to protect people from torture and other ill-treatment in police custody, racial discrimination and other abuses.

Nigeria must urgently investigate disappearance of six from police custody

14 April 2010

It is feared that the young men, who disappeared from Swift Operation Squad detention in Port Harcourt a year ago, were extrajudicially executed.

Proposed Fiji media law threatens journalists with jail

13 April 2010

If adopted, a vaguely worded draft decree will extend and deepen the already widespread censorship provided under the Public Emergency Regulations.

Lebanese women must have the right to pass on nationality to their children

13 April 2010

An appeal court is to decide whether to overturn a landmark ruling allowing the children of Samira Soueidan to obtain Lebanese nationality.

The demise of Zimbabwe's health system

13 April 2010

Doctor Douglas Gwatidzo and his colleague Rutendo Gwatidzo, talk about how ten years of political turmoil have crippled a health service once seen as the best in Southern Africa.

Europe must halt unreliable 'diplomatic assurances' that risk torture

12 April 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents how countries rely on 'no torture' promises from governments with proven records of torture.

Global day of action ahead of elections urges 'no business as usual' with Sudan

10 April 2010

Activists from 18 countries call on Sudanese parties to ensure that the elections do not become a flashpoint for increased violence and human rights abuses.

Russia urged to investigate disappearance of Ingushetian teacher

9 April 2010

Bashir Mutsolgov was dragged into a car by several armed men in December 2003. He has been missing ever since.

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