News & Updates

Trial of Kurds in Syria likely to be a 'parody of justice'

15 December 2009

The trial of five men accused of belonging to an unauthorized political party resumes at the Supreme State Security Court this week. The court does not operate in accordance with international standards of fair trial.

Nepal army must hand over major accused of killing 15-year-old girl

14 December 2009

The Nepali government must ensure that Major Niranjan Basnet is arrested immediately and transferred to a civilian court for trial for torturing Maina Sunuwar to death.

Turkey criticized for closing pro-Kurdish political party

14 December 2009

Amnesty International has expressed concern that the Democratic Society Party has been closed and 37 of its members have been banned from politics for five years.

Mexico must protect residents of disputed land

11 December 2009

People living on the land in Chihuahua State, northern Mexico, have been intimidated and attacked for six years. Last week, a woman was shot and injured at her home.

Iranian opposition group supporters in Iraq must not be forcibly evicted

11 December 2009

Residents of Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, have been given a deadline of 15 December to leave or they will be removed and relocated elsewhere in Iraq.

Ukraine must comply with Court ruling on Belarusian rock musician

11 December 2009

A European Court of Human Rights ruling has called for the release of Belarusian opposition activist and musician Igor Koktysh, detained in Ukraine since 2007, pending extradition to Belarus.

Post-election Iran violations among worst in 20 years

10 December 2009

New report details abuse before, during and after the June election, when authorities deployed the Basij militia and Revolutionary Guards to suppress mass protests against its outcome.

Women on the frontline for human rights

10 December 2009

To mark World Human Rights Day, Amnesty International spoke to three women who put their lives on the line in defence of human rights.

Death sentences over Saudi 'sorcery' claims

10 December 2009

Lebanese national 'Ali Hussain Sibat and another unidentified man, could be executed at any time if their sentences are upheld by the appeal and Supreme Courts.

Nigerian police 'kill at will'

9 December 2009

Amnesty International has exposed the shocking level of unlawful police killings in Nigeria in a new report.

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