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14 July 2014

Iraq: Evidence of spiralling sectarian killings and abductions

A new briefing by Amnesty International sheds light on a growing pattern of sectarian killings and abductions by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) since the group seized Mosul, Iraq’s second-biggest city, and other parts of north-western Iraq last month.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
11 July 2014

Kenya: Refugees appeal against forced relocation to camps

Refugees in Nairobi are appealing against a controversial ruling that would force thousands of Somalis from their homes to live in squalid overcrowded camps in north Kenya, Amnesty International said today. 

Region Africa
Country Kenya
11 July 2014

Ukraine: Mounting evidence of abduction and torture

Amnesty International has gathered graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture meted out against activists, protesters and journalists in eastern Ukraine over the last three months

Tags
  • Stop Torture
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
11 July 2014

Ethiopia: End the onslaught on dissent as arrests continue

The Ethiopian authorities must halt their continuing onslaught on dissent, Amnesty International said today, after the arrest of four more opposition party members this week, who are believed to be at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

11 July 2014

Russia: Conviction against activist released from psychiatric unit must be overturned

The conviction against a peaceful Russian activist who was released from a closed psychiatric institution today must be overturned

Region Europe And Central Asia
11 July 2014

Israel/Gaza: UN must impose arms embargo and mandate an international investigation as civilian death toll rises

Amnesty International is calling for a UN-mandated international investigation into violations committed on all sides amidst ongoing Israeli air strikes across the Gaza Strip and continuing volleys of indiscriminate rocket fire from Palestinian armed groups into Israel.

Region Middle East And North Africa
11 July 2014

UK rushes through invasive surveillance laws as intelligence agencies go on trial

Amnesty International and Privacy International have accused the UK government of trying to rush through legislation in an attempt to deflect from a landmark hearing starting Monday, challenging the validity of UK spy agencies’ justification for mass surveillance of British citizens’ social media use. 

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
10 July 2014

Central African Republic: Perpetrators of atrocities must have nowhere to hide from justice

The identities of some of those suspected of ordering or committing the atrocities that have been taking place in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been made public today by Amnesty International, with a call for justice to be delivered to the people of the beleaguered nation.

Region Africa
10 July 2014

Myanmar: Media workers imprisoned in crackdown on free expression

The sentencing of five media workers in Myanmar each to 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for “disclosing state secrets” makes today a dark day for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
10 July 2014

US whistleblower Edward Snowden seeks to extend Russia stay

As US Edward Snowden seeks to extend his stay in Russia, Amnesty International called for effective international protection for whistleblowers

Tags
  • Security with Human Rights

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