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Israel/OPT: Killing of worshippers at synagogue an ‘abhorrent attack’

18 November 2014

Armed men who attacked worshippers at a synagogue in West Jerusalem killing four Israelis and injuring eight this morning have displayed an utter contempt for fundamental principles of humanity.

Gambia must stop wave of homophobic arrests and torture

18 November 2014

The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia, Amnesty International said. 

North Korea: UN vote a crucial step to ensure perpetrators of crimes against humanity face justice

18 November 2014

A key UN vote has sent a clear message to the North Korean government that those responsible for crimes against humanity must face justice.

China: Activist faces ‘subversion’ charge for supporting Hong Kong protests

17 November 2014

The Chinese authorities appear to have intensified the crackdown against mainland activists for peacefully supporting the Hong Kong protests following reports one faces the charge of “inciting subversion”.

Scores of Syrian and Palestinian refugees at imminent risk of deportation from Egypt

14 November 2014

The Egyptian authorities must immediately release and refrain from deporting at least 66 refugees from Syria and Gaza, including a number of children, who are unlawfully detained in the country.

India: Victory for Bhopal gas leak survivors as government promises additional compensation

14 November 2014

India’s government has today agreed to increase a multi-million dollar compensation claim against Union Carbide over the 1984 gas leak from the company's pesticide plant that poisoned more than half a million people.

Court documents expose Shell’s false claims on Nigeria oil spills

13 November 2014

Court documents revealed by Amnesty International today expose the fact that Shell has repeatedly made false claims about the size and impact of two major oil spills at Bodo in Nigeria in an attempt to minimize its compensation payments.

Qatar: Steps to end migrants’ exploitation ahead of World Cup ‘woefully insufficient’

12 November 2014

Qatar’s authorities are lagging severely behind on efforts to address the rampant abuse of migrant workers’ rights, Amnesty International said six months after the government announced a series of reforms to tackle exploitation ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

USA should use UN hearing to address ‘shocking accountability gap’ on torture

12 November 2014

The USA should use its appearance before the UN Committee against Torture to commit itself to justice for the grave human rights violations—including torture and enforced disappearances—committed by US personnel.

 

India: Dow Chemical a no-show in court hearing over Bhopal disaster

12 November 2014

US chemical giant Dow has dodged justice again today by failing to comply with an Indian court summons over the catastrophic 1984 gas leak in Bhopal. 

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