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Malaysia: End persecution of Anwar Ibrahim and other government critics

27 October 2014

The Malaysian authorities should end their politically motivated persecution of government critics, Amnesty International said ahead of the final decision in the long-standing ‘sodomy’ case against Anwar Ibrahim

Nigeria releases man who barely escaped the gallows after 19 years on death row

27 October 2014

The release of a man who spent 19 years on death row in Nigeria and was seconds away from execution last year painfully illustrates the inherent brutality and unfairness of the death penalty.

Bahrain: Release activist facing three years in jail for ‘insulting’ tweets

27 October 2014

Bahrain’s authorities must immediately release Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist who has been detained over tweets he posted that were deemed insulting to the authorities.

Dominican Republic: Reaction to Court ruling shows shocking disregard for international law

24 October 2014

The dismissive reaction of the Dominican Republic to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ ruling on human rights abuses suffered by Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants demonstrates a shocking disregard for the country’s legal responsibilities.

Iran: Halt execution of woman set to be hanged at dawn

24 October 2014

The Iranian authorities must stop the execution of a woman due to be hanged tomorrow morning after being convicted for the killing of a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her.

Equatorial Guinea must disclose full details of amnesty for political prisoners

24 October 2014

Equatorial Guinea’s government should reveal the names and the reasons for the arrest of all prisoners set to benefit from the country’s newly announced amnesty on political crimes.

France: Stop extradition of Kazakhstani opposition activist at risk of torture

24 October 2014

The decision to authorize the extradition to Russia of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov by a french Court of Appeal has set in motion a procedure that may eventually see him forcibly returned to Kazakhstan, where he is wanted on fraud charges.

Netherlands: Forced returns of Somalis to al-Shabaab areas can amount to ‘death sentences’

23 October 2014

The Netherlands’ repeated attempts to argue for the forcible return of Somalis to areas controlled by the Islamist armed group al-Shabaab exposes them to grave risks of human rights abuses and would be a blatant violation of international law.

Viet Nam: Freedom for all peaceful activists must follow blogger’s release

22 October 2014

The release from prison of one of Viet Nam’s most high profile prisoners of conscience is a positive step, but authorities must now free the scores of other peaceful activists behind bars.

Eastern Ukraine conflict: Summary killings, misrecorded and misreported

20 October 2014

An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found evidence of isolated incidents attributable to both sides, but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities.

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