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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
12 August 2014

Humanitarian efforts failing the hundreds of thousands forced to flee ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq

The international community must urgently mount a concerted humanitarian response to assist hundreds of thousands of people across northern Iraq fleeing ethnic cleansing by the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS or IS), Amnesty International said today. 

Tags
  • MENA unrest
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
12 August 2014

Philippines: Arrest of General must break down wall of impunity for torture

This morning’s arrest of a General accused of abductions and torture in the Philippines is an encouraging sign that the authorities are finally tackling a culture of impunity for serious human rights violations by the security forces, Amnesty International said. 

 

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Impunity,
  • Stop Torture,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Philippines
12 August 2014

EGYPT: As judges recuse themselves in Morsi protest trial, fears of mass death sentences persist

As news breaks that three judges have recused themselves from a mass court case in Egypt, Amnesty International remains concerned that show trials followed by mass death sentences are becoming a grim trade mark of Egyptian justice. 

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
11 August 2014

Afghanistan: No justice for thousands of civilians killed in US/NATO operations

The families of thousands of Afghan civilians killed by US/NATO forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. Focusing primarily on air strikes and night raids carried out by US forces, including Special Operations Forces, Unfinished Business finds that even apparent war crimes have gone uninvestigated and unpunished.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
7 August 2014

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge trial verdict a crucial step towards justice

Today’s decision convicting two of Cambodia’s most senior former Khmer Rouge officials for crimes against humanity at the country’s UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is an important step towards justice, Amnesty International said. 

 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Cambodia
7 August 2014

Rights trampled for Indigenous Peoples across the Americas

Murder and abduction attempts, intimidation and attacks, as well as ongoing daily discrimination, are among the litany of abuses Indigenous Peoples across the Americas face simply for defending their human rights, said Amnesty International in a new report today. 

Tags
  • Indigenous peoples
7 August 2014

Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army

An immediate investigation is needed into mounting evidence that the Israel Defense Forces launched apparently deliberate attacks against hospitals and health professionals in Gaza, which have left six medics dead, said Amnesty International as it released disturbing testimonies from doctors, nurses, and ambulance personnel working in the area. 

Tags
  • Medical And Health
Region Middle East And North Africa
7 August 2014

Mass exodus from Iraqi towns and cities as ISIS advance prompts panic

Panic has taken hold in north-western Iraq as tens of thousands of people flee areas where Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants are continuing their advance, Amnesty International said.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq

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