Amnesty International today denounced a sharp rise in police beatings, mass arrests of demonstrators and intimidation of human rights defenders in Honduras since the June coup d’état and warned that fundamental rights and the rule of law in the Central American nation are in grave jeopardy.
Sierra Leone: That one in eight women risk dying during pregnancy or childbirth is a human rights emergency
On the eve of world leaders meeting in New York to discuss increased funding for healthcare in developing countries, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan launched a campaign to reduce maternal deaths in Sierra Leone.
Amnesty International today welcomed the release of Dolkun Isa, the Secretary General of the World Uyghur Congress, following his detention at Incheon International airport in Seoul, South Korea but said the authorities should not have denied him entry to the country.
Amnesty International welcomes the release of Mexican prisoner of conscience Jacinta Francisco Marcial, who was held in prison for three years after being falsely accused of kidnapping six federal agents.
Amnesty International calls on the South Korean authorities to immediately release Dolkun Isa, Secretary General of the World Uighur Congress, unless he is to be charged with an internationally recognized criminal offense.
Under no circumstances should he be deported to China where he would risk arbitrary detention, unfair trial, torture and other ill-treatment and possibly even the death penalty.
Dolkun Isa told Amnesty International by phone that he has been held at Incheon International airport in Seoul for over 42 hours. He was told he would be returned to Germany but has been stopped from boarding a flight.
Saudi Arabia must not close its borders to civilians fleeing the conflict raging in Yemen’s Sa’da region, Amnesty International said today in a letter addressed to the Minister of Interior.
Spain must end the practice of incommunicado detention as it violates the rights of people deprived of their liberty
All relevant UN bodies must act promptly and in coordination to implement the recommendations of the UN-mandated Goldstone report on violations of international law committed in Gaza and southern Israel in late December and January, Amnesty International said today.
Human rights defenders are under attack in Serbia and the authorities are failing to protect them
Amnesty International today warned that proposed changes to the Constitution of the Dominican Republic will put women and girls at risk and potentially increase maternal deaths in the country. The country’s Parliament is scheduled to vote on a constitutional reform package on Thursday.