News & Updates

EU return directive affects dignity and security of irregular migrants

4 July 2008

Stronger witness protection needed to ensure accountability for war crimes

4 July 2008

Amnesty International is disappointed at the deportation from the UK of the Sri Lankan national known as Karuna, who is alleged to have committed war crimes and crim

Migrants face illegal arrest in Mauritania

2 July 2008

People trying to reach Europe are being arrested, ill-treated and collectively expelled from Mauritania without opportunity to challenge the decision.

Violence and coercion mark Zimbabwe's election

27 June 2008

Voting in Zimbabwe on Friday has been marked by a campaign of state violence and intimidation in the run up to the presidential election.

Spotlight on torture

26 June 2008

To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International members and supporters are taking action around the world.

Video: Torture can never be justified

26 June 2008

Don’t let arguments for torture go unchallenged. Watch this video where former US President Carter, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and others raise their v

Europe must face facts on rendition

24 June 2008

European states reject responsibility to admit or investigate complicity in US-led renditions and secret detention. 

Video: Abu Omar, victim of rendition and secret detention

24 June 2008

Abu Omar was rendered by US agents, via Germany, to Egypt, where he was held for nearly four years, including 14 months in secret detention.

Video: Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

24 June 2008

In May 2008, Manfred Nowak spoke to Amnesty International about the role of European states in the US-led programmes of rendition and secret detention.

Routine abuses in the name of security in Tunisia

23 June 2008

Abuses by security forces in Tunisia go unpunished, despite lip service to human rights by the government.

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