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3 December 2014

Afghanistan: Donors should urge human rights progress

Afghanistan’s foreign donors should press the Afghan government to prevent a further deterioration in the country’s human rights situation and support services crucial to rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The groups issued a joint statement ahead of a major donors’ meeting on Afghanistan on December 3-4, 2014 in London. Despite the government’s important improvements in human rights, many serious abuses continue and pose a threat to the fragile gains of the past decade.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
3 December 2014

Egypt: 188 people sentenced to death

Criminal justice system spiralling out of control 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
3 December 2014

Zimbabwe: Authorities must act against attackers of pro-democracy activists

Zimbabwean authorities should immediately begin a thorough and impartial investigation into the abduction and beating of pro-democracy and rights activists on 2 December 2014, and bring suspected perpetrators to justice, Amnesty International, said today. 

 

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
2 December 2014

Arms exporters urged to stop surveillance equipment becoming tools of repression

The major arms exporting governments should immediately tackle the alarming proliferation of surveillance technologies in repressive countries, Amnesty International, other leading international human rights and digital rights organizations urged today in an open letter. 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Human Rights Standards,
  • Arms control and human rights
2 December 2014

Ireland: Decision to reopen “Hooded Men” court case triumph of justice after four decades of waiting

The Irish Government’s request to reopen the landmark 1978 European Court of Human Rights judgment in Ireland v UK is a triumph of justice, after more than 40 years of waiting, said Amnesty International today. It follows revelations in a television programme, The Torture Files, broadcast on an Irish national channel in June that the UK withheld vital information from the European Court at the time. 

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ireland
1 December 2014

Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja remains defiant after in absentia prison sentence

Leading Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja has told Amnesty International she is determined to continue to expose abuses in the Gulf state despite being sentenced today, in absentia, to one year in prison. 

 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
1 December 2014

New poll backs calls for US corporation to face court over Bhopal disaster

New poll results published today show clear public support, in both India and the USA, for US corporation Union Carbide to face an Indian court over the Bhopal gas leak disaster which left more than 20,000 people dead and poisoned more than half a million in 1984. 

Tags
  • Business And Human Rights
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
28 November 2014

Amnesty International launches Write for Rights, the world’s largest human rights campaign of 2014

Millions of Amnesty International supporters from around the globe are set to take part in the world’s largest annual human rights campaign launching on 3 December. 

Tags
  • Activists
28 November 2014

Hong Kong: Heavy-handed policing will only inflame protests

With thousands of pro-democracy protesters expected to take to Hong Kong’s streets again over the weekend, the city’s police chief must urgently stamp out any arbitrary and excessive use of force by police officers, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Hong Kong
28 November 2014

USA: Texas must halt ‘shameful’ execution of man with severe mental disability

The State of Texas should immediately halt its shameful plans to execute a man with severe mental illness, said Amnesty International with the scheduled execution now less than a week away.

Region Americas
Country USA

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