A new Amnesty International report says that the sanctions on Cuba, imposed by the USA since 1962, are affecting Cubans' access to medicines and medical
technologies and endangering the health of millions.
Muslim Kartika Sari Devvi Shukarno was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking beer in public in December 2007. Postponed for Ramadan, her sentence is now under review by the Shariah Court of Appeal.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has
ordered a "preliminary review" into the secret detention programme operated by the CIA after
the attacks of 11 September 2001. It's a welcome first step but it's not enough, says Amnesty International.