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Gambia: President should reject homophobic law

10 September 2014

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison.

Afghanistan: Urgent inquiry needed after new US airstrike increases civilian death toll

10 September 2014

The reported killing of 14 civilians, including two children, in a US/NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan highlights the urgent need for transparent investigations and justice for civilian casualties caused by foreign troops in the country.

Yemen: Violent crushing of protest signals alarming escalation in standoff with Huthis

9 September 2014

The killing by government security forces of at least six protesters in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, must be promptly and impartially investigated, said Amnesty International.

Ukraine must stop ongoing abuses and war crimes by pro-Ukrainian volunteer forces

8 September 2014

In a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk today, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty urged the Ukrainian government to stop abuses and war crimes by volunteer battalions operating alongside regular Ukrainian armed forces.

Ukraine: Mounting evidence of war crimes and Russian involvement

7 September 2014

 Satellite images revealed by Amnesty International indicate a build-up of Russian armour and artillery in eastern Ukraine. 

India: Supreme Court order on undertrials must spur systemic changes

5 September 2014

India’s Supreme Court directs the release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent more than half of the maximum punishment for the crime they are charged with in pre-trial detention.

Torture in Mexico in fourteen facts

4 September 2014

For years Amnesty International has been investigating and recording evidence of torture in Mexico. Here're some of the most shocking facts. 

Mexico: Shocking rise in reports of torture and ill-treatment as authorities turn a blind eye

4 September 2014

Torture and ill-treatment in Mexico is out of control with a 600 per cent rise in the number of reported cases in the past decade. 

 

NATO Summit: Don’t leave Afghanistan with a legacy of impunity

4 September 2014

NATO risks leaving Afghanistan with a legacy of impunity unless the unlawful killings of civilians by international forces over more than a decade are addressed through justice and reparations.

Qatar must reveal fate and whereabouts of ‘disappeared’ human rights workers

4 September 2014

Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev, who were investigating working conditions of Nepalese migrants in Qatar, are feared to be held secretly and incommunicado in the country.

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