North Korea's crumbling health system in dire need of aid

15 July 2010

Amputation and other major surgeries carried out without anaesthesia are just one indication of the dire state of North Korea’s healthcare system.

Tunisia urged to end subversion of groups critical of the authorities

13 July 2010

The Tunisian authorities should end their subversion of human rights organizations and dissenting groups by infiltrating them and provoking turmoil, Amnesty International has said.

Germany must investigate police abuse claims

8 July 2010

Germany’s failure to thoroughly investigate claims of police ill-treatment and the use of excessive force has denied justice for victims of abuse.

Fear of attack leaves Kenyan women prisoners in their homes

7 July 2010

Women and girls in Nairobi’s slums live under the constant threat of sexual violence, leaving them often too scared to leave their houses to use communal toilet and bathroom facilities.

Syria must reveal the truth about 2008 prison disappearances

5 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the President of Syria to reveal exactly what happened to 52 prisoners who went missing during and after disturbances at a military prison that also left at least 22 people dead.

New testimonies reinforce call for China to investigate Xinjiang riots

2 July 2010

A new Amnesty International report details excessive use of force, mass arrests, enforced disappearances, and torture in detention during the ensuing government crackdown.

Restrictions to freedom of expression create climate of fear in Cuba

30 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report details how journalists, dissidents and activists are at risk of arbitrary arrest and harassment by the authorities.

Libya urged to thoroughly investigate 1996 mass prison killings

29 June 2010

Government called on to bring to justice those responsible for the killing of up to 1,200 inmates of Abu Salim Prison in Tripoli 14 years ago.

Timor-Leste law allows amnesties for war criminals

28 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report details how a legal loophole allows war crimes committed during the 1975-1999 Indonesian occupation to go unpunished.

Human rights suffer as Libya stalls on reform

23 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents floggings used as punishment for adultery, indefinite detentions and abuses of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

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