Nigerian police 'kill at will'

9 December 2009

Amnesty International has exposed the shocking level of unlawful police killings in Nigeria in a new report.

Mexican civilian authorities must investigate pattern of serious abuses by military

8 December 2009

New evidence of serious human rights violations carried out during military operations to combat organized crime and drug cartels in Mexico has been unveiled in an Amnesty International report.

Victims of Peru Amazon violence deserve justice without discrimination

2 December 2009

The Peruvian authorities must conduct investigations into the deaths of all those killed during violence at a road blockade led by Amazon Indigenous peoples in June.

Commonwealth leaders must focus on Sri Lanka crisis

27 November 2009

Amnesty International has called on Commonwealth leaders to press the Sri Lankan government about the plight of the displaced.

Yemeni women face violence and discrimination

25 November 2009

Women in Yemen face systemic discrimination and endemic violence with devastating consequences for their lives.

Women face abuse in Tajikistan

24 November 2009

A new Amnesty International report urges the authorities to properly prosecute violence against women and not to dismiss it as a 'private family matter'.

Haiti government must eradicate child slavery

18 November 2009

Authorities in Haiti must enact legislation to protect children working as domestic help in conditions that amount to slavery, said Amnesty International ahead of Universal Children’s Day.

Cairo's poorest risk being buried alive in their homes

17 November 2009

The Egyptian authorities must take immediate and inclusive steps to protect Cairo's poorest inhabitants living in "unsafe areas", according to a new Amnesty International report.

No justice for grieving victims of police killings in Mozambique

16 November 2009

Amnesty International has urged the authorities in Mozambique to properly investigate and prosecute police officers suspected of unlawful killings.

Fair trials needed in Bangladesh to ensure justice for victims of mutiny

12 November 2009

To ensure justice for the victims of the Bangladesh Rifles mutiny in February, all suspects must receive a fair trial, Amnesty International says in its new report.

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