Malaysia: Torture practiced systematically in widespread caning

6 December 2010

A new report shows that the government abuses thousands each year through caning, causing severe injury, excruciating pain, trauma and permanent scars.

Newborn deaths at Zimbabwe settlement must be investigated

2 December 2010

A new Amnesty International report details how limited access to healthcare and appalling living conditions has resulted in a very high level of newborn deaths at a settlement near Harare.

Nicaragua must put an end to rape and sexual abuse of girls

25 November 2010

The Nicaraguan authorities must eradicate rape and widespread sexual abuse of girls, Amnesty International has said in a new report.

Egyptian authorities urged to uphold human rights during election

20 November 2010

Amnesty International calls on the authorities to ensure that all candidates and voters are not harassed or intimidated by security forces, supporters of the ruling party and others.

European governments must provide justice for victims of CIA programmes

15 November 2010

A new Amnesty International report details how countries were complicit in unlawful rendition and secret detention programmes which led to acts of enforced disappearance, torture and ill-treatment.

Hungary urged to thoroughly investigate attacks on Roma

10 November 2010

A new Amnesty International report shows how shortcomings in the country's justice system hinder the prevention of racially motivated violence.

Hungary: Violent attacks against Roma

8 November 2010

In this submission, prepared for the UN Universal Periodic Review of Hungary in May 2011, Amnesty International focuses on the Hungarian authorities’ responses to hate crimes against Roma. Since 2008, Amnesty International has received reports of a number of violent attacks against Roma and their properties in Hungary. Amnesty International’s research into these incidents indicates that the Hungarian authorities have failed to identify and respond effectively to violence against Roma in Hungary, including by not investigating possible racial motivation.

Barriers prevent Indonesian women from achieving reproductive health

4 November 2010

Many Indonesian women and girls struggle to achieve reproductive health in the face of discriminatory laws, policies and practices, a new report by Amnesty International says.

Over 200,000 Nigerians at risk of losing their homes

28 October 2010

The Nigerian authorities must suspend a series of planned demolitions and evictions in waterfront areas of Port Harcourt that will leave over 200,000 people at risk of homelessness.

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