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Cuba: Detainees left in limbo as trial postponed yet again

7 November 2014

The trial of three people arrested in Cuba during a government crackdown on peaceful protests has been postponed for a fourth time in two and a half years, leaving the detainees in an unfair legal limbo.

Central African Republic: UN credibility at stake amid rising attacks against civilians

6 November 2014

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic must take bold measures to protect civilians amid an escalating wave of sectarian attacks in the central regions of the country, said Amnesty International after visiting some of the most affected areas. 

Dominican Republic: Withdrawal from top regional human rights court would put rights at risk

6 November 2014

The appalling ruling by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court that could to lead to the country’s withdrawal from the Inter American Court of Human Rights would, if supported by the government, deprive hundreds of thousands of survivors of human rights abuses from any hope of justice

Eastern Ukraine: Both sides responsible for indiscriminate attacks

6 November 2014

The killing of a schoolboy and an 18-year-old during shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday highlights a larger pattern of indiscriminate attacks which could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said today. 

UK government 'routinely' spies on lawyers

6 November 2014

Legal policies which allow UK intelligence agencies to access confidential privileged communications between lawyers and clients were disclosed in court today in a claim brought by Amnesty International and a Libyan national.

Israeli forces displayed ‘callous indifference’ in deadly attacks on family homes in Gaza

5 November 2014

Israeli forces have killed scores of Palestinian civilians in attacks targeting houses full of families which in some cases have amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International has disclosed in a new report on the latest Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip. 

Ukraine: Shelling deaths of children playing football in Donetsk must be investigated

5 November 2014

The deaths of two children killed by shelling while they played football on a school playing field in eastern Ukraine must be immediately, fully and impartially investigated.

Egypt’s defence of human rights record ‘cynical’

5 November 2014

Egypt’s defence of its human rights record lay in tatters today, Amnesty International said following the country’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) examination today.

Greece: Convictions following racist attack against Roma ‘first step to justice’

4 November 2014

Today’s conviction of three men following a brutal racist attack on a Roma woman and her nephew is a “first step towards justice”.

Greece: Court must consider hate motive behind attack on Romani woman

3 November 2014

Any failure of a court in Messolonghi, western Greece, to consider the racist motive in the brutal attack on a Romani woman and her nephew will be a failure of justice, Amnesty International said ahead of the opening of the trial, on 4 November, of three men accused of causing serious bodily harm during an attack two years ago.

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