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19 August 2014

India: Release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila “welcome but long overdue”

A Manipur court ruling directing the release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila because there were no grounds for charging her with attempted suicide is a legal and moral victory for the activist and her 13 year-long hunger strike, Amnesty International India said today.     

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
18 August 2014

Nigeria: Destitute victims of forced eviction must be adequately compensated

The World Bank endorsed the Lagos state government’s inadequate compensation package for thousands of people forcibly evicted from an informal settlement, Amnesty International said in a report published today.

Region Africa
Country Nigeria
18 August 2014

Trafigura’s toxic legacy in Côte d’Ivoire - Experts available for interview on anniversary of waste dump

Dozens of local residents have told Amnesty International they fear the long-term health impact of toxic waste belonging to multinational oil trader Trafigura dumped in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, exactly eight years ago tomorrow.

Region Africa
18 August 2014

Saudi Arabia: Four family members executed for hashish possession amid ‘disturbing’ surge in executions

The Saudi Arabian authorities must halt all executions, Amnesty International said after four members of the same family were executed today as part of a “disturbing” recent surge in the use of the death penalty in the country. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
15 August 2014

Dominican Republic: Killings at the hands of the police rise while reforms stall

The number of killings perpetrated by the police is on the rise again in the Dominican Republic whilst legislation intended to fix the problem stalls and stagnates in Congress, said Amnesty International today.

Region Americas
15 August 2014

South Africa: Full accountability for the Marikana killings urgently needed

On the second anniversary of the catastrophic events in Marikana, justice for the victims and full accountability are still urgently needed, Amnesty International said today. All those involved in the unlawful decision to use lethal force must be held fully accountable and the disturbing pattern of obstruction of the investigations into the deaths must stop.

Region Africa
Country South Africa
14 August 2014

SADC: Address members’ rights issues:

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should address human rights violations among its member states as part of measures to improve the lives of its people, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.

Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
14 August 2014

Morocco: Activists jailed for reporting torture must be released immediately

Two activists recently imprisoned after they reported they had been abducted and tortured must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Morocco
14 August 2014

Saudi Arabia: Outrageous sentence against Shi’a cleric shows disturbing pattern of harassment

The outrageous eight year prison sentence against a Shi’a cleric in Saudi Arabia for criticizing its leaders is the latest example of a disturbing pattern of harassment and discrimination against the country’s Shi’a community, said Amnesty International.

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
14 August 2014

USA: Urgently investigate policing methods after use of lethal force in Missouri

In addition to a prompt, thorough, independent and impartialinvestigation into allegations that police shot dead an unarmed teenager in Missouri, an investigation into the use of heavy-handed tactics to disperse a wave of protests in the wake of the shooting must be launched without delay, Amnesty International said. 

Region Americas
Country USA

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