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Iraq: Yezidis captured by ISIS amid mounting sectarian attacks

1 July 2014

Amnesty International has spoken to recently released detainees from the Yezidi community who were captured by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq, as well as to family members of those still held by the group.

Vietnam: Release of woman labour rights activist positive but scores remain behind bars

30 June 2014

The early release of Do Thi Minh Hanh, a woman labour activist and prisoner of conscience, in Viet Nam is a positive step but authorities must now follow up and release the scores of other peaceful activists still behind bars.

Fiji: End harassment of journalists ahead of election

27 June 2014

The authorities in Fiji must end the harassment of journalists ahead of elections in September. 

Iraq: Testimonies point to dozens of revenge killings of Sunni detainees

27 June 2014

Amnesty International has gathered evidence pointing to a pattern of extrajudicial executions of detainees by government forces and Shi’a militias in the Iraqi cities of Tal ‘Afar, Mosul and Ba’quba.

Russia: Moscow court consolidates witch hunt of NGOs

27 June 2014

By upholding a draconian requirement for three more independent organizations to register as “foreign agents”, a Moscow court is rubber stamping the authorities’ witch hunt against peaceful human rights defenders

Human rights lawyer latest victim of Egypt’s repressive protest law

27 June 2014

The conviction of a human rights lawyer jailed for taking part in a peaceful protest must be overturned, said Amnesty International ahead of an appeal hearing in the case on Saturday 28 June.

Five torture myths debunked

26 June 2014

Commonly held myths about torture are contributing to its ongoing use around the world. Here we debunk five of the biggest misconceptions. 

Rising from the shadows of Abu Salim Prison

26 June 2014

Ali al-Akermi spent nearly 30 years as a prisoner of conscience in Libya under Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi, including 18 years at the notorious Abu Salim Prison where he endured years of torture and other ill-treatment. 

Japan: Secret execution a stain on justice system

26 June 2014

The Japanese authorities’ determination to continue with secret executions despite growing concern on the use of the death penalty in the country is a scar on the justice system

Libya must ensure proper investigation after prominent lawyer shot dead

26 June 2014

The Libyan authorities must ensure that the killing of Salwa Bugaighis in Benghazi is properly investigated and that those responsible are brought to justice.

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