News & Updates

New Honduras President must order investigation into rights abuses

26 January 2010

Porfirio Lobo, who takes office on Wednesday, has been urged to see that justice is done for the victims of abuses committed by the security forces following last June's coup d'état.

Execution of 'Chemical Ali' in Iraq criticised

26 January 2010

Amnesty International deplores the execution in Baghdad of ‘Ali Hassan al-Majeed, also known as Chemical Ali, for his involvement in one of the worst atrocities committed under the government of Saddam Hussain.

1 day to go: Burkina Faso maternal mortality campaign countdown

26 January 2010

Women in Burkina Faso suffer discrimination in every area of their lives, with unequal access to education, health care and employment.

Human rights in Afghanistan must be guaranteed during Taleban talks

26 January 2010

Human rights must not be compromised during reconciliation talks with the Taleban, Amnesty International said on the eve of a conference on deteriorating security conditions in the country.

2 days to go: Burkina Faso Maternal Mortality Campaign: Follow the caravan on our geoblog

25 January 2010

Maternal death can be prevented. About a year ago, Amnesty International Burkina Faso was starting to plan the campaign and was already thinking of having a caravan to tour the country.

Rights at risk in Yemen amid increased security crackdown

25 January 2010

Ahead of an international high level meeting in London, Amnesty International has highlighted an increase in human rights abuses against those who criticize or oppose the government.

Security and human rights concerns in Yemen

25 January 2010

A brief summary of Amnesty International's assessment of the situation in the country.

5 days to go: Burkina Faso Maternal Mortality Campaign Countdown

22 January 2010

Safiatou died while trying to reach a health centre after delivering her baby at home. Safiatou's story is one of 50 cases that Amnesty International’s researchers investigated in-depth.

Côte d'Ivoire: Travesty of justice for toxic waste victims

22 January 2010

A court has decided to transfer $45 million intended for victims of the 2006 toxic waste dumping scandal to a group falsely claiming to represent them.

Kurdish man at imminent risk of execution in Iran

22 January 2010

Habibollah Latifi was sentenced to death in 2008 in connection with his links to a banned Kurdish organization.

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