Libya: ‘Rule of the gun’ amid mounting war crimes by rival militias

30 October 2014

Lawless militias and armed groups on all sides of the conflict in western Libya are carrying out rampant human rights abuses, including war crimes, according to a new briefing from Amnesty International.

Brazil: Killers of community leader must be brought to justice

30 October 2014

The fourth anniversary of the killing of an outspoken community leader in Maranhão state must be a wake-up call to the Brazilian government to urgently address increasing violence in the region.

UK: Notorious rendition-to-torture case allowed to go to trial

30 October 2014

 The onus is on the UK government to answer allegations for its role in the Abdul Hakim Belhaj rendition case.

Bangladesh: Death penalty will not bring justice for crimes during independence war

29 October 2014

The death sentence against a leading opposition figure in Bangladesh for war crimes will not bring justice to the millions of victims of the independence war.

Countries urge El Salvador to change repressive abortion laws

28 October 2014

El Salvador came under pressure from nine countries at the United Nations last night to amend its repressive and out-dated abortion laws. The effects of these laws amount to institutionalized violence, torture and other forms of ill-treatment against women and girls.

Bahrain: Halt deportation of individuals arbitrarily stripped of nationality

28 October 2014

A decision by a court in Bahrain today to deport 10 people who have been stripped of their Bahraini nationality must be quashed, said Amnesty International.

Gambia must heed UN warning to improve its human rights record

28 October 2014

 The Gambian authorities must heed a warning from the international community about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, Amnesty International said today.

Malaysia: End persecution of Anwar Ibrahim and other government critics

27 October 2014

The Malaysian authorities should end their politically motivated persecution of government critics, Amnesty International said ahead of the final decision in the long-standing ‘sodomy’ case against Anwar Ibrahim

Nigeria releases man who barely escaped the gallows after 19 years on death row

27 October 2014

The release of a man who spent 19 years on death row in Nigeria and was seconds away from execution last year painfully illustrates the inherent brutality and unfairness of the death penalty.

Bahrain: Release activist facing three years in jail for ‘insulting’ tweets

27 October 2014

Bahrain’s authorities must immediately release Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist who has been detained over tweets he posted that were deemed insulting to the authorities.

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