Impunity and injustice are legacy of deadly July riots in Mongolia

18 December 2009

The Government of Mongolia has failed to effectively respond to human rights abuses that took place during the July 2008 riot in Ulaanbaatar.

Allegations of police killings in Guatemala must be investigated

15 December 2009

In a new report, Amnesty International says that killings by police officers, often of young people who have either a criminal record or are suspected of involvement in crime, continue to be reported.

Post-election Iran violations among worst in 20 years

10 December 2009

New report details abuse before, during and after the June election, when authorities deployed the Basij militia and Revolutionary Guards to suppress mass protests against its outcome.

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.