The shooting of protesters, which is contributing to the spiralling death toll in Kyiv, is deeply troubling and must prompt a swift response to bring all those responsible to justice, Amnesty International urged.
Widespread gender discrimination in Nepal has led to hundreds of thousands of women suffering from a reproductive health condition that leaves them in great pain, unable to carry out daily tasks and often ostracized from their families and communities.
The High Court of England and Wales struck a blow against freedom of expression today when it ruled that the nine-hour detention of a Brazilian national under anti-terrorism legislation was lawful and proportionate.
At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum demanding an urgent list of actions to combat entrenched impunity and serious human rights violations.
News of the death of one asylum seeker on Manus Island and serious injuries sustained by dozens of others is extremely distressing and must prompt an urgent, independent investigation by the Australian authorities, Amnesty International said.