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USA: Another ‘botched’ execution underscores call to abolish death penalty

30 April 2014

Last night’s “botched” execution in Oklahoma provides yet another stark reason why authorities across the USA should impose an immediate moratorium on judicial killing and work for abolition of this inescapably cruel punishment, Amnesty International said today.

Greece: Stop unlawful and shameful expulsion of refugees and migrants

29 April 2014

The European Union (EU) must sanction Greece for its failure to eradicate the routine and widespread practice of pushing back refugees and migrants arriving at its borders in search of protection, safety, and better futures in Europe.

Nauru’s refusal of access to detention centre another attempt to hide conditions

29 April 2014

Nauru’s refusal to grant Amnesty International access to its Australian-run asylum seeker detention centre appears to be the latest attempt to avoid public scrutiny of the treatment of asylum seekers there. 

Indonesia’s next leader must prioritize human rights

29 April 2014

Indonesia’s next leader must urgently tackle ongoing violations and repeal repressive and discriminatory laws, Amnesty International said today in a human rights agenda for Indonesia’s presidential candidates.

Iraq: Security failures raise fears of election violence

29 April 2014

Failure of the Iraqi authorities to tackle an alarming spike in violence is exposing voters who wish to cast their ballots in the country’s parliamentary elections on 30 April to high risk of attack.

Finland: CIA rendition probe findings ‘disappointing’

29 April 2014

The failure of an official investigation to uncover hard evidence of Finland’s alleged role in the US-led programmes of rendition and secret detention a decade ago is deeply disappointing, said Amnesty International today. 

Egypt unfair trial, death sentences make mockery of justice

28 April 2014

Amnesty International today warned of grave flaws in Egypt's criminal justice system after a court in El Minya, Upper Egypt, confirmed death sentences for 37 people and imposed terms of life imprisonment to 491 in one case, and ruled that 683 individuals should be sentenced to death in another.

Mexico: Congress must seize an historic opportunity to curb military impunity

28 April 2014

The Mexican Congress must pass a reform of the Code of Military Justice that would see military personnel implicated in human rights violations against civilians face investigation and trial in the civilian justice system.

Egypt: Halt plans to forcibly return Syrian refugees and asylum seekers, end unlawful detentions

25 April 2014

The lives of three Syrian men will be put at grave risk if the Egyptian authorities follow through with plans to forcibly send them back to Syria, said Amnesty International. 

Spain: Protests and the suffocating embrace of the law

24 April 2014

The excessive use of force by Spanish police and plans to strengthen repressive legislation are a damning indictment of the Spanish government’s determination to crush peaceful protest, said Amnesty International in a new report.

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