Eastern Ukraine conflict: Summary killings, misrecorded and misreported

20 October 2014

An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found evidence of isolated incidents attributable to both sides, but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities.

South Korea: End rampant abuse of migrant farm workers

19 October 2014

The South Korean government must end the exploitation and widespread use of forced labour of migrant agricultural workers, Amnesty International said in a new report that reveals how the country’s farming industry is rife with abuse. 

Mexico: Release of tortured prisoner of conscience comes years too late

17 October 2014

Prisoner of conscience and torture victim Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevedo has been released from prison after five years in pre-trial detention, in a move that is welcome but long overdue.

Italy: Ending Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation would ‘put lives at risk’

17 October 2014

Italy’s proposal to end its Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea would put the lives of thousands of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Europe at risk.

Egypt: Security forces use excessive force to crush student protests

17 October 2014

Testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that Egyptian security forces used excessive force to crack down on recent student demonstrations at Alexandria University.

Uganda: Discriminatory legislation fuels repression and abuse

16 October 2014

Repressive and discriminatory legislation enacted over the last 18 months in Uganda has led to increasing state repression, violence and homophobic and gender-based discrimination.

Pakistan: Upholding blasphemy death sentence against Christian woman 'a grave injustice'

16 October 2014

A Pakistani court’s decision to uphold the death sentence against a Christian woman convicted on blasphemy charges is a grave injustice.

Hong Kong: Police officers must face justice for attack on protester

15 October 2014

Hong Kong police officers involved in the beating and kicking of a detained pro-democracy protester on Wednesday must face justice.

Bahrain: Release activist detained for ripping up photo of King

15 October 2014

A human rights activist detained for “insulting” Bahrain’s King after she tore up a photograph of the monarch in court yesterday is a prisoner of conscience and must be released.

Saudi Arabia: Appalling death sentence against Shi’a cleric must be quashed

15 October 2014

A death sentence passed today against a dissident Shi’a Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia for “disobeying the ruler”, “inciting sectarian strife” and “encouraging, leading and participating in demonstrations” after a deeply flawed trial is appalling and must be immediately quashed.

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