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Azerbaijan: Detention of journalist Khadija Ismayilova a blatant bid to gag free media

5 December 2014

Today’s court order authorizing two months of pre-trial detention for the well-known Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova is just the latest move to silence independent media voices in the country, Amnesty International said.

Above the Law: Police Torture in the Philippines

4 December 2014

A pervasive culture of impunity for torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment within the police force has seen allegations of torture rise year on year in the Philippines, but there has never been a single conviction for torture. Here're some of the facts.

New report exposes culture of impunity within Philippine police force

4 December 2014

A pervasive culture of impunity is allowing torture by police to go unchecked in the Philippines, Amnesty International’s latest report revealed today as it launched a major new campaign to stop torture in the country. 

Jerryme Corre: 'Officer, you were sworn to protect the people, people like me'

4 December 2014

Jerryme’s story is another example of how police in the Philippines torture people without ever being held responsible. By putting them in the spotlight, we can help stop this.

Philippines: Senate open inquiry into Amnesty International torture findings

4 December 2014

The Philippine Senate’s decision to open an inquiry today into widespread police torture in the country is a promising development in the battle against impunity, Amnesty International said. 

Bahrain: Three-year sentence for ripping up photo of the King

4 December 2014

A court in Manama has today handed down a three-year prison sentence and a steep fine to prominent activist Zainab Al-Khawaja, for allegedly “insulting the king” when she tore up a photograph of him.

Bhopal 30 years on: Playing with powder

3 December 2014

Thirty years on, the failure to clean up chemicals abandoned during the Bhopal gas leak has become a toxic issue. 


A Londoner’s ordeal in Sudan’s torture dungeons

3 December 2014

When Magdy el-Baghdady, a 30-year-old man from London, travelled to Sudan in 2011 to open a restaurant, he never imagined he would be arrested and tortured. This is his incredible story of survival.

Afghanistan: Donors should urge human rights progress

3 December 2014

Afghanistan’s foreign donors should press the Afghan government to prevent a further deterioration in the country’s human rights situation and support services crucial to rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. 

Thirty years on from Bhopal disaster: Still fighting for justice

2 December 2014

Amnesty International's Secretary General Salil Shetty, currently visiting India, reflects on the impact of the Bhopal disaster, 30 years on. 

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