News & Updates

Timor-Leste law allows amnesties for war criminals

28 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report details how a legal loophole allows war crimes committed during the 1975-1999 Indonesian occupation to go unpunished.

Honduras failing to tackle coup rights abuses

28 June 2010

Amnesty International has accused the Honduran authorities of failing to address serious human rights violations that followed the coup d’etat of 28 June 2009, when ex-President Manuel Zelaya was forced from power

Release of Cuban prisoner of conscience is long overdue

24 June 2010

The release of a Cuban prisoner of conscience who spent almost a year in pre-trial detention at a maximum security prison after organizing protests critical of the government is long overdue

Uzbekistan must halt forcible return of refugees to Kyrgyzstan

24 June 2010

Government urged not to expel, coerce or persuade refugees to go back to their homes while fears persist of continuing instability in the south of the country.

Human rights suffer as Libya stalls on reform

23 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents floggings used as punishment for adultery, indefinite detentions and abuses of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Award-winning Iranian journalist released on bail

23 June 2010

Though released, Emadeddin Baghi now faces the additional charges of undertaking "propaganda against the state" and "colluding to commit acts against national security".

Syrian human rights lawyer jailed for three years

23 June 2010

Muhannad al-Hassani was convicted of charges brought against him after he drew public attention to unfair trials of political prisoners before the Supreme State Security Court.

Cuban prisoner of conscience set to face trial

22 June 2010

Cuban President Raúl Castro has been urged to release a prisoner of conscience set to face trial on spurious charges after he organised a protest against the authorities.

Iran must bring Neda's killer to justice

20 June 2010

One year after Neda Agha Soltan was shot while leaving a peaceful election protest in Tehran, the authorities have yet to carry out an investigation into her death.

Israeli nuclear whistleblower returned to solitary confinement

18 June 2010

Authorities accused of subjecting Mordechai Vanunu, who has already spent 18 years in prison, to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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