Fiji authorities must urgently investigate allegations that a man was severely beaten by army officers after he had sent a series of angry text messages to Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Amnesty International said.
In October 2013 Hassan Wahid had no choice but to embark, with his wife and four daughters, on a dangerous boat journey across the Mediterranean. Their boat was one of two shipwrecks that sank that month. Hassan and his wife survived; their daughters have never been found.
The response by Hong Kong police to pro-democracy demonstrations has renewed fears the authorities will fail to uphold the rights to peaceful assembly and free expression at larger protests planned for next week.
The government’s repressive and outdated total ban on abortion is blighting the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them through dangerous pregnancies.
Protection for the millions of people whose lives are devastated by the poorly regulated global arms trade is set to take a giant leap forward, with the historic Arms Trade Treaty expected to surpass the 50 ratifications needed to trigger its entry into force.
A new low in Australia’s deplorable and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers has been reached with a deal to apparently ship refugees to Cambodia, where respect for their human rights cannot be guaranteed, said Amnesty International.