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Ten facts about Haiti’s housing crisis

12 January 2015

A new Amnesty International report tracks the tragic lack of progress made rebuilding the country since the 2010 earthquake five years ago.

Philippines: Senate hearing should be first step to tackling endemic torture

12 January 2015

An inquiry into police torture in the Philippine Senate this week is a welcome opportunity to put a stop to torture by members of the national police and to end the pervasive culture of impunity that reinforces it.

Sri Lanka: New government must make human rights a priority after mostly peaceful vote

9 January 2015

Sri Lanka’s new government must urgently address a legacy of pressing human rights issues left by the previous administration, Amnesty International said.

Ireland: Proposed ‘mother and baby homes’ investigation welcome, but a missed opportunity to address Magdalenes

9 January 2015

The Irish government’s decision not to include the treatment of women and girls in Magdalene Laundries in the proposed scope of an inquiry announced today is a missed opportunity that will leave gaping holes in the narrative of historical abuses.

Flogging of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia ‘vicious act of cruelty’

9 January 2015

A witness confirmed to Amnesty International that the flogging of Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi took place this morning after Friday prayers in front of al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah. 

Haiti: Five years after devastating earthquake tens of thousands still homeless and desperate

8 January 2015

Five years on from a devastating earthquake in Haiti, tens of thousands of people remain homeless as government policy failures, forced evictions and short-term solutions have failed many who lost everything in the disaster.

 

Saudi Arabia to commence public flogging of activist sentenced to 1,000 lashes

8 January 2015

Amnesty International has learned that the imprisoned Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi will be flogged in public after Friday prayers tomorrow in front of al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah. 

Bangladesh must investigate deaths and release prisoners held in opposition crackdown

8 January 2015

Bangladeshi authorities must investigate the killing of protesters and release prisoners arrested this week as part of an apparent crackdown against the opposition Bangladesh National Party.

Cuba: Prisoner releases must lead to new environment for freedoms

8 January 2015

The release of at least nine jailed opposition activists by the Cuban authorities since last night is a positive step which should be followed by a new human rights agenda on the island, Amnesty International said. 

Nigeria: Long-awaited victory as Shell finally pays out £55 million over Niger Delta oil spills

7 January 2015

Oil giant Shell’s long-overdue compensation pay out to a community devastated by oil spills in the Niger Delta is an important victory for the victims of corporate negligence.

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