News & Updates

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.

Action needed for Sudanese man missing in the UAE

23 April 2010

The family of a Sudanese businessman thought to be held by security forces in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have told Amnesty International of their torment since his enforced disappearance more than two years ago.

Belgrade authorities urged to halt forced eviction of 300 Roma families

23 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Serbian capital Belgrade not to carry out the planned forced eviction of a Romani settlement.

Belgium full face veil ban would breach international law

22 April 2010

Amnesty International urges the Belgian Parliament not to pass a draft law which would prohibit the wearing of full face veils anywhere in public.

Philippine court overturns ban on gay political party

22 April 2010

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political party, Ang Ladlad, will be allowed to contest in May's national elections for the first time.

Thousands at risk of forced sterilization in China

22 April 2010

Authorities in southern China must not violate human rights in carrying out their reported plans to sterilize thousands of people in a drive to meet family planning targets.

Charges against Spanish investigative judge must be dropped

22 April 2010

Amnesty International has strongly condemned the ‘outrageous’ charges brought against a leading investigative judge accused of abusing his power.  

Chinese human rights defenders subjected to ‘absurd’ disbarment hearing

22 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned as ‘absurd’ a legal hearing aiming to revoke the legal licences of two Chinese human rights lawyers who had defended Falun Gong practitioners.   

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