News & Updates

Jailed Azerbaijani bloggers adopted as prisoners of conscience

12 November 2009

Youth activists Emin Abdullayev and Adnan Hajizade have been sentenced to 30 and 24 months' imprisonment respectively on charges of 'hooliganism' and 'inflicting minor bodily harm'.

Saudi Arabian and Yemeni forces must protect civilians in Sa’da conflict

11 November 2009

Iran executes Kurdish man

11 November 2009

Ehsan Fattahian was hanged in connection with his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group. Two other Iranian Kurdish men also feared to be at imminent risk of execution.

Ukraine must release Belarusian prisoner of conscience

11 November 2009

Musician and activist Igor Koktysh has been detained for over two years for the peaceful expression of his beliefs. If forcibly returned to Belarus, he could face the death penalty.

Paraguay indigenous community threatened by illegal eviction and pesticide attack

10 November 2009

Amnesty International has condemned the use of apparently toxic pesticides to intimidate an indigenous community after they resisted being forcibly evicted from their ancestral lands.

Hasty executions in China highlight unfair Xinjiang trials

10 November 2009

Following the execution of eight Uighurs and one Han Chinese individual, charged with offences committed during the July riots, the authorities have prosecuted a further 20 suspects.

Iran must halt imminent execution of Kurdish man

10 November 2009

Ehsan Fattahian is to be executed on Wednesday, for his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group. Two other Iranian Kurdish men are also feared to be at imminent risk of execution.

Côte d’Ivoire toxic waste dump victims reflect on "small victory"

10 November 2009

Victims of the 2006 toxic waste dumping scandal in Côte d’Ivoire told Amnesty International on Monday that a ruling protecting their compensation was a "small victory".

European governments must act on human rights 20 years after the Berlin Wall

9 November 2009

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Amnesty International has called for urgent action to tackle abuses against migrants, asylum seekers, detainees and minorities.

UN vote on Goldstone report a defining step for accountability

6 November 2009

The vote adopting key recommendations of the report on the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel earlier this year, is vitally important for ensuring that those who committed war crimes will be held accountable, said Amnesty International.

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