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22 July 2014

Faceless and forgotten: Karnataka's pre-trial detainees suffer because of faulty prison systems and failure to enforce laws

The Karnataka government must urgently identify and release eligible pre-trial detainees and show its commitment to respecting prisoners’ rights, Amnesty International India said today, as it launched a new campaign named “Take Injustice Personally”. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
21 July 2014

UK government accused of 'scraping legal barrel' in Belhaj rendition case

Ahead of a legal intervention by Amnesty International and others in the rendition case of the Libyan national Abdul-Hakim Belhaj, Amnesty International is warning that the UK government is “scraping the legal barrel” with its arguments in the case.
Tags
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Stop Torture,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
21 July 2014

Israel/Gaza: Attacks on medical facilities and civilians add to war crime allegations

The continuing bombardment of civilian homes in several areas of the Gaza Strip, as well as the Israeli shelling of a hospital, add to the list of possible war crimes that demand an urgent independent international investigation, said Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
21 July 2014

Russia increases stranglehold on dissent as five more NGOs named ‘foreign agents’

The Russian Ministry of Justice today registered four more Russian human rights organizations and one environmental group as “foreign agents”, a further sign of the authorities’ growing stranglehold on freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. 

Region Europe And Central Asia
21 July 2014

Central African Republic: Brazzaville talks should not lead to amnesties for war crimes

Amnesty International called on delegates to the Central African Republic (CAR) National Reconciliation talks due to take place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo on 21-23 July, to ensure that their discussions do not lead to impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious human rights violations. Those suspected of involvement in crimes under international law must not be allowed to use this forum to perpetuate the culture of impunity in the country.

Region Africa
18 July 2014

Ukraine: Tragic loss of life must be impartially investigated

The death of nearly 300 people on board a Malaysian Airlines civilian passenger jet, which came down yesterday in an area of intense conflict in eastern Ukraine, must be immediately, impartially and effectively investigated, said Amnesty International.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
18 July 2014

UK hearing on mass government surveillance wraps up after ‘farcical’ week

Today's closure of a week-long hearing into allegations that the UK government has been illegally intercepting millions of communications, including those of Amnesty International, concludes an exercise that often descended into pure farce, the organization said.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
18 July 2014

Nigeria: World Bank panel turns its back on forcibly evicted community

The decision by a World Bank Inspection Panel to refuse to investigate a complaint about forced evictions linked to a World Bank project in Lagos shows a complete disregard for its responsibilities, Amnesty International said today.
Tags
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • Forced Eviction
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
18 July 2014

Israel/Gaza: Prevent further war crimes after Israeli ground assault

Israel’s ground assault on the Gaza Strip, which began last night after 10 days of attacks by Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups, accentuates the need for urgent international action to protect civilians in Gaza and Israel from further war crimes by both sides, Amnesty International said today. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
18 July 2014

Massive leap backwards as Singapore resumes executions

Singapore has taken a reprehensible U-turn by executing the first two prisoners since 2011, Amnesty International and the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Singapore

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