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My Body My Rights: Tokyo-based artist joins campaign with 'hyperreal' body paintings

6 March 2014

Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho has joined Amnesty International’s new global campaign on sexual and reproductive rights with her "hyperreal" body art.

Russia: Violent attack on former Pussy Riot members must not be tolerated

6 March 2014

Amnesty International is calling on the Russian authorities to investigate an apparently unprovoked and premeditated violent assault on former Pussy Riot members in Nizhny Novgorod this morning. 

 

DRC: All you need to know about the historic case against Germain Katanga

6 March 2014

Tomorrow, the International Criminal Court will hand down its verdict in the case against Germain Katanga, former leader of  an armed opposition group in the DRC. Here, all you need to know about the case.

Free Saudi Arabian human rights activists on hunger strike

6 March 2014

Saudi Arabia must immediately and unconditionally release two founders of a local human rights organization who have spent nearly a year behind bars, after being convicted on the basis of their peaceful activism and criticism of the authorities. 

 

ROMANIA: HOW THE EBRD’S FUNDING CONTRIBUTED TO FORCED EVICTIONS IN CRAICA, ROMANIA

5 March 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Union are providing a loan to SC Vital S.A., to fund a project for the extension and rehabilitation of the waste water and waste infrastructure in the Romanian town of Baia Mare. This project has led to forced evictions of Romani families in the Craica settlement in Baia Mare.

SERBIA: HOW THE EBRD’S FUNDING CONTRIBUTED TO A FORCED EVICTION IN BELGRADE, SERBIA

5 March 2014

The Gazela Bridge Rehabilitation project, part of the Belgrade Highway and Bypass project funded by the EBRD and the European Investment Bank, led to the second largest forced eviction to date of Roma from informal settlements in Serbia. Amnesty International considers that the EBRD failed to carry out adequate human rights due diligence in order to identify potential negative human rights impacts in advance of the planned resettlement of Roma from the Gazela Bridge settlement.

Chad/CAR: New humanitarian crisis for those fleeing violence in CAR

5 March 2014

Thousands of people forced to flee the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) are now facing another humanitarian catastrophe in neighbouring Chad, said Amnesty International.

Tunisia: Quash conviction of released prisoner of conscience

5 March 2014

Last night’s release of Tunisian prisoner of conscience Jabeur Mejri is long overdue and must be followed by the authorities quashing his sentence and conviction, said Amnesty International.

 

Mysterious explosions and discretionary arrests: A day in the life of Azerbaijan’s opposition

5 March 2014

Members of Azerbaijan's Popular Front Party believe an explosion at their headquarters in Baku on Monday was no coincidence as authorities continue to try and silence them.

Wife of murdered prison guard urges justice for man placed in solitary 42 years ago

4 March 2014

When her husband Brent Miller was murdered at the Louisiana prison he worked in, neither Teenie nor the rest of their family imagined their lives would become embroiled in a legal case that has spanned nearly half a century.

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