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9 October 2014

Chad: President must scrap homophobic Bill

The President of Chad, Idriss Deby, has been directly warned that if a homophobic bill currently before parliament is passed, he will be showing a blatant disregard for the country’s human rights obligations. 

Tags
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Region Africa
Country Chad
9 October 2014

South Africa: Pregnant women and girls continue to die unnecessarily

Hundreds of pregnant women and girls are dying needlessly in South Africa, partly because they fear their HIV status may be revealed if they access antenatal care services, according to a major report published by Amnesty International today. 

Tags
  • Women,
  • My Body My Rights
Region Africa
Country South Africa
9 October 2014

Civil activists are not spies, President Putin

Non-governmental organizations across the world are joining together to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to repeal the “foreign agents” law and to guarantee that NGOs in Russia are able to work without hindrance, harassment, stigmatisation or reprisals

Region Europe And Central Asia
9 October 2014

Bahrain must release activist charged with insulting security forces on Twitter

The Bahraini authorities must immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, Amnesty International said today after he was formally charged with publicly insulting official institutions on Twitter. 

Tags
  • Activists
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
9 October 2014

UN peacekeepers face ‘biggest test’ to protect civilians amid worsening CAR violence

The United Nations peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic (CAR) faces its biggest test since being deployed last month, Amnesty International said today amid reports of armed clashes and sectarian violence in the capital Bangui which resulted in the killing of civilians. 

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Conflict in the Central African Republic
Region Africa
8 October 2014

Afghanistan: Execution of five men an affront to justice

The execution of five men in Afghanistan who had been convicted over a gang rape following a series of flawed trials is an affront to justice, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
8 October 2014

Kenya/ICC: Kenyatta hearing – human rights experts available for interview

Amnesty International’s experts present in court at a hearing on the case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta are available for interview.

Region Africa
Country Kenya
8 October 2014

Nineteen deaths reported as violent clashes continue across south-east Turkey

The Turkish government must act to stop the spiralling violence which continues to rock the predominantly Kurdish south-east of the country where 19 people were killed and many injured during protests prompted by the advances of the armed group that calls itself the Islamic State towards Syria’s border with Turkey

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkey
7 October 2014

Sri Lanka: UN review highlights empty rights promises

Sri Lanka must stop making empty promises to the international community and the Sri Lankan people on improving the country’s still desperate human rights situation, Amnesty International said ahead of a UN review of the country’s rights record.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
7 October 2014

Haiti: The truth must not die with Jean-Claude Duvalier

The death of former Haitian ruler Jean-Claude Duvalier must not halt the investigations and prosecutions owed to thousands of people killed, tortured, arbitrarily arrested and disappeared under his regime, said Amnesty International today.

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