News & Updates

'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.

Treated like waste: Roma homes destroyed, and health at risk, in Romania

26 January 2010

About 75 Roma people, including children, have been living in metal cabins and shacks next to a sewage treatment plant since 2004.

New Honduras President must order investigation into rights abuses

26 January 2010

Porfirio Lobo, who takes office on Wednesday, has been urged to see that justice is done for the victims of abuses committed by the security forces following last June's coup d'état.

Execution of 'Chemical Ali' in Iraq criticised

26 January 2010

Amnesty International deplores the execution in Baghdad of ‘Ali Hassan al-Majeed, also known as Chemical Ali, for his involvement in one of the worst atrocities committed under the government of Saddam Hussain.

1 day to go: Burkina Faso maternal mortality campaign countdown

26 January 2010

Women in Burkina Faso suffer discrimination in every area of their lives, with unequal access to education, health care and employment.

Human rights in Afghanistan must be guaranteed during Taleban talks

26 January 2010

Human rights must not be compromised during reconciliation talks with the Taleban, Amnesty International said on the eve of a conference on deteriorating security conditions in the country.

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