News & Updates

Belarusian conscientious objector jailed

2 February 2010

Ivan Mikhailau had refused military service because bearing arms contradicts his religious beliefs.

Sri Lanka urged to end post-election clampdown on dissent

1 February 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Sri Lankan government to end its crackdown on journalists, political activists and human rights defenders following last week’s presidential election.

Malaysia opposition leader Anwar faces 'show trial'

29 January 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Malaysian authorities to drop politically motivated criminal charges of sodomy against Anwar Ibrahim, the country’s opposition leader.

Haiti's human rights challenge

29 January 2010

Amnesty International issues human rights plan for Honduras

28 January 2010

The organization has issued 13 recommendations to newly elected Honduran President Porfirio Lobo to repair the damage done to human rights since the June 2009 coup d'état.

'Shocking' execution of Iran protesters condemned

28 January 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the execution of two men arrested during protests that followed Iran's disputed presidential election last year.

Pregnant women in Burkina Faso dying because of discrimination

27 January 2010

A new Amnesty International report details how many maternal deaths could be prevented if women were given access on time to adequate health care.

Governments must be held to account for secret detentions

27 January 2010

A UN report names dozens of countries as undertaking secret detention or being complicit in it through international networks of detainee transfers and intelligence agencies.

Photographer faces jail for 'defaming' life in Uzbekistan

27 January 2010

Umida Akhmedova, whose work shows men, women and children carrying out everyday activities, was charged with slandering and insulting the Uzbekistani people and their traditions.

Romania must end forced evictions of Roma families

26 January 2010

Due to a lack of adequate alternative housing, Roma families have been living for years next to waste dumps or sewage treatment plants.

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