News & Updates

Egyptian family threatened by police for complaining of torture

27 February 2009

Mona Said Thabet, her husband Yasser Naguib Mahran and their three children have been the targets of a campaign of harassment and intimidation.

Kurdish women's rights activist released in Iran

27 February 2009

Kurdish student Hana Abdi was released from prison on Thursday after spending nearly 16 months in detention.

Pakistan fails to come clean on secret detentions

25 February 2009

Pakistan's new civilian government has failed to provide information about hundreds of cases of people believed to be held secretly by the government.

Binyam Mohamed released from Guantánamo

24 February 2009

UK resident Binyam Mohamed has been released from detention in Guantánamo Bay and allowed to return to the UK.

Thousands of Colombian civilians punished for refusing to take part in conflict

24 February 2009

'Communities in resistance' have for years suffered attacks by the Colombian security forces, paramilitaries and guerrilla groups, for refusing to take part in the co

Political prisoners set free in Myanmar

24 February 2009

Twenty-four political prisoners have been set free in Myanmar after the government announced that it would release 6,313 prisoners. 

Nigerian states urged not to execute

24 February 2009

Nigeria’s state governments have been urged not to extend the death penalty to include crimes such as kidnapping.

Foreign-supplied weapons used against civilians by Israel and Hamas

20 February 2009

Both Israel and Hamas used foreign-supplied weapons to attack civilians according to fresh evidence released by Amnesty International.

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