News & Updates

Japan continues to execute mentally ill prisoners

10 September 2009

The government of Japan continues to execute prisoners who are mentally ill, according to a new Amnesty International report.

Four migrants shot dead by Egyptian forces close to Israel border

10 September 2009

Four men were shot dead by Egyptian security forces as they attempted to cross the border into Israel on Tuesday.

Iranian rape and torture victims at renewed risk

10 September 2009

Victims of rape and other torture by Iranian security forces are facing renewed risk after documents detailing abuses against them were confiscated this week.

Thousands left homeless by forced evictions in Chad

9 September 2009

The Chadian government must stop the forced evictions that have left tens of thousands homeless in the capital city of N'Djamena, Amnesty International has said.

Lithuanian parliament moves to criminalize homosexuality

9 September 2009

Any move by the Lithuanian parliament to criminalize the promotion of homosexuality would  violate the country's international obligations to uphold freedom of expression and fight discrimination.

Russian court orders new investigation into Politkovskaya murder case

8 September 2009

Russia's Supreme Court ordered a new investigation into the 2006 killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya on Thursday.

Repression in Fiji – international donors urged to act

7 September 2009

The interim military government in Fiji has used a wide range of repressive tactics to stifle any protests and intimidate its critics.

Neda Agha Soltan murder witness at risk of torture in Tehran prison

4 September 2009

Caspian Makan, the fiancé of the young woman killed in the recent protests in Iran, has been held in detention since 26 June, after he made a statement linking her murder to pro-government militia.

Amnesty International calls on Sudan to repeal law penalizing women for wearing trousers

4 September 2009

As a court in Khartoum prepares to resume its trial of Sudanese journalist Lubna Hussein for wearing trousers, Amnesty International has called on the government to withdraw the charges and repeal the law used to justify the flogging of women for wearing 'indecent' clothing.

Six Gambian journalists released

4 September 2009

The six had been sentenced on 6 August to a mandatory sentence of two years’ imprisonment and fined 250,000 Dalasis (US$10,000) for defamation and sedition.

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