News & Updates

Azerbaijan must stop violent crackdowns on peaceful protests

28 April 2010

Police detained dozens of opposition supporters on their way to a demonstration in the capital Baku to demand the rights to freedom of expression and assembly.

Rwanda urged to ensure opposition leader receives fair trial

28 April 2010

Victoire Ingabire of the United Democratic Forces, who plans to stand in presidential elections in August, has been charged with genocide ideology and collaboration with a "terrorist" group.

New Israeli military order could increase expulsions of West Bank Palestinians

28 April 2010

Under the new order, those considered "infiltrators" can be deported to other states or forcibly transferred to the Gaza Strip, and face criminal charges.

Expelled from the West Bank

28 April 2010

Berlanty Azzam, a young Palestinian woman tells how, two months away from finishing her degree, she was handcuffed, blindfolded and forcibly transferred to Gaza.

LGBT rights in Moldova must be respected after pro-equality march is banned

28 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned a Moldovan appeal court's decision to uphold a ban on an upcoming pro-equality march due to "security and public morality concerns".

Mexican authorities urged to investigate attack on rights observers

28 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican authorities to investigate an attack on human rights observers in the state of Oaxaca, that reportedly left at least two people killed and several injured and missing.

Iraq must protect civilians at risk of deadly violence

27 April 2010

An Amnesty International report shows how hundreds are killed or injured each month. Many are targeted for their religious, ethnic or sexual identity.

UK agrees to compensate man wrongly accused of terrorism

27 April 2010

Lotfi Raissi was released in 2002 after 'no evidence at all' was found to support allegations that he trained the hijackers of airplanes used in the attacks on the US on 11 September 2001.

Killings of anti-Taleban politicians in Pakistan signal further abuses

26 April 2010

A fresh spate of killings of anti-Taleban local leaders in the Swat Valley of Pakistan could signal an escalation in the Pakistani Taleban’s campaign of attacks on tribal leaders.

UAE must investigate allegations of torture of Indian men on death row

23 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned abuses and torture said to have been meted out to 17 Indian men facing the death penalty in the United Arab Emirates for the murder of a Pakistani national.

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