News & Updates

Israel compensation payment to UN ignores rights of Gaza victims

23 February 2010

Amnesty International has voiced its concern to Ban Ki-moon that reparations were accepted for UN buildings damaged in the conflict, while victims of the attacks have not been paid.

Somali journalist captured by al-Shabab must be released

23 February 2010

Radio correspondent Ali Yusuf Adan was taken after the broadcast of a report alleging that the armed group had killed a man in the Wanleweyn district.

Nicaragua abortion law puts pregnant cancer victim at risk

23 February 2010

Amnesty International urges the Nicaraguan authorities to provide a pregnant woman with cancer treatment that is currently being withheld because of a law that bans abortion. 


Open letter to Iraq's political leaders

22 February 2010

Amnesty International is appealing to the Iraq's political leaders to ensure that both the election campaign and the vote on 7 March are conducted peacefully.

Mexico must investigate US journalist's death

19 February 2010

Amnesty International has urged an investigation into the death of US video journalist Brad Will after the political activist wrongly accused of the killing was released.

Malaysia urged to end brutal punishments after women caned

18 February 2010

Three Muslim women were caned at a prison near Kuala Lumpur after the Shariah court system had  convicted them of having extramarital sex.

Intimidation of Rwandan opposition parties must end

18 February 2010

Amnesty International has urged the country's president, Paul Kagame, to show commitment to freedom of expression following an attack on on two members of United Democratic Forces.

Syrian woman arrested after writing politically charged novel

18 February 2010

Democratic Republic of Congo must end persecution of human rights defenders

17 February 2010

Human rights defenders in the DRC continue to be arbitrarily detained by security agencies and subjected to an alarming number of death threats.

Europe urged to strengthen rights as ministers meet

17 February 2010

Representatives of the 47 member states gather in the Swiss resort of Interlaken this week for a two-day conference to discuss further reforms of the European Court of Human Rights.

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