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Libya must ensure proper investigation after prominent lawyer shot dead

26 June 2014

The Libyan authorities must ensure that the killing of Salwa Bugaighis in Benghazi is properly investigated and that those responsible are brought to justice.

Sudan: Satellite images of indiscriminate bombing reveal potential war crime in Southern Kordofan

25 June 2014

Attacks on civilian areas, including indiscriminate aerial bombardments by Sudan’s government forces, have resulted in increased destruction in Southern Kordofan.

The science of torture

25 June 2014

Dr Duarte Vieira, one of world’s leading medical forensic experts, and Dr Juliet Cohen, Head of Doctors at Freedom from Torture, talk to Amnesty International about the science of documenting torture.

Sudan: End arbitrary detention of activists and investigate torture allegations

25 June 2014

The Sudanese government should charge or release recently detained political activists and investigate all allegations that they have been subjected to torture and ill-treatment.

Saudi Arabia must stop prosecuting human rights activists on spurious charges

25 June 2014

A prominent Saudi Arabian activist convicted today for speaking out on the human rights situation in his country should have his sentence quashed.

China: Supreme Court overturns death sentence of woman who killed violent husband

24 June 2014

A woman in China convicted of killing her husband after suffering months of domestic abuse has had her death sentence overturned, in a case that highlights the urgent need for the authorities to do more to prevent violence against women.

 

Amnesty International launches new App to fight attack, kidnap and torture

23 June 2014

A new Panic Button app, to give human rights defenders urgent help from their own networks when facing attack, kidnapping, or torture is now available for public download on Google Playstore, announced Amnesty International today. 

Dark day for media freedom as Al Jazeera journalists convicted

23 June 2014

The conviction of three Al Jazeera English journalists accused of “falsifying news” and belonging to or assisting the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt is a ferocious attack on media freedom.

Malaysia must end ban on Christians saying ‘Allah’

23 June 2014

Malaysia's ban on Christians using the word “Allah” to refer to God is an abuse against free speech and must be scrapped by Parliament, Amnesty International said.

Sudan: Woman condemned to death released after international pressure

23 June 2014

Today’s release of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’ and to flogging for ‘adultery’, is a step towards undoing the horrific injustice visited on her, said Amnesty International today. 

 

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