News & Updates

Nepal authorities must provide justice over torture and murder of 15-year-old girl

17 February 2010

Iran 'shows contempt' for human rights by rejecting UN recommendations

17 February 2010

Myanmar urged to end repression of ethnic minorities before elections

16 February 2010

The authorities have arrested, imprisoned and in some cases tortured or even killed ethnic minority activists, according to a new Amnesty International report drawing on over 700 testimonies.

Fears for three forcibly disappeared by Mexican soldiers

16 February 2010

Not seen since they were taken in December, the three are believed to be the latest victims of human rights abuses committed by troops deployed to combat the rise of organized crime.

Côte d'Ivoire toxic waste compensation deal open to abuse

15 February 2010

A deal agreed between lawyers representing victims of the Trafigura toxic waste disaster and a group trying to secure control of the $45 million compensation fund is open to serious abuse.

Sentence reduced for US conscientious objector

12 February 2010

Travis Bishop, a US army sergeant who refused to serve in Afghanistan because of his religious beliefs as a Christian, has had his year-long sentenced shortened by three months.

Indigenous Mexican women framed over kidnapping are prisoners of conscience

12 February 2010

Alberta Alcántara and Teresa González Cornelio (pictured) were sentenced to 21 years in prison in January 2009, when they were convicted of kidnapping of six police officers.

President of Burkina Faso commits to lifting financial barriers to maternal health in a meeting with Amnesty International

12 February 2010

Blaise Compaoré expressed his commitment to emergency obstetric care and access to family planning to delegation led by interim Secretary General Claudio Cordone.

Iran's report to UN paints distorted picture on human rights

12 February 2010

An Amnesty International paper responding to Iran's own submission to the UN ahead of the Human Rights Council review of the country, illustrates Iran's failure to uphold human rights.

Chinese authorities urged to free activist Liu Xiaobo

11 February 2010

A Beijing court has rejected the well-known scholar's appeal against his 11 year prison sentence for "inciting subversion of state power".

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