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Disappearances in Syria: The ghosts of the war

29 August 2014

Peaceful activist Mohamed Bachir Arab has been held in secret since he was arrested by the Syrian intelligence forces on 2 November 2011. He is one of Syria's many "disappeared". 

Disappearances in Syria: The ghosts of the war

29 August 2014

Peaceful activist Mohamed Bachir Arab has been held in secret since he was arrested by the Syrian intelligence forces on 2 November 2011. He is one of Syria's many "disappeared". 

República Dominicana: Desapariciones forzadas, la expresión más brutal de las fallos del sistema policial

29 August 2014

El gobierno de la República Dominicana debe investigar urgentemente la desaparición de tres personas, presuntamente a manos de la policía y llevar a la justicia a los responsables.

República Dominicana: Desapariciones forzadas, la expresión más brutal de las fallos del sistema policial

29 August 2014

El gobierno de la República Dominicana debe investigar urgentemente la desaparición de tres personas, presuntamente a manos de la policía y llevar a la justicia a los responsables.

Viet Nam: Police beatings outside court amid crackdown on activism

26 August 2014

The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, Amnesty International said after three human rights defenders were sentenced to jail and police beat and arrested their supporters. 

Viet Nam: Police beatings outside court amid crackdown on activism

26 August 2014

The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, Amnesty International said after three human rights defenders were sentenced to jail and police beat and arrested their supporters. 

‘Public execution’ in football stadium shows Libya’s descent into lawlessness

22 August 2014

A shocking video showing an execution-style killing by an armed group at a football stadium in eastern Libya highlights the authorities’ failure to prevent parts of the country descending into lawlessness.

China: Death row inmate freed after six years of trials and appeals

22 August 2014

The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had languished in prison through six years’ of appeals, is another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions and abolish the death penalty in the country.

Saudi Arabia: Scheduled beheading reflects authorities’ callous disregard to human rights

22 August 2014

The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is continuing unabated with another beheading scheduled for Monday 25 August, said Amnesty International today.

Gaza: Hamas must end summary executions as ‘informers’ face firing squad

22 August 2014

At least 18 more Palestinians are put to death by firing squad for allegedly providing information to Israel.

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