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.

Spain must investigate torture allegations

3 November 2009

Spanish authorities need to reform the current system of investigating allegations of torture and other ill-treatment from security forces, Amnesty International has said.

Migrant workers treated as 'disposable labour' in South Korea

21 October 2009

Many migrant workers in South Korea are beaten, trafficked for sexual exploitation and denied their wages for long periods despite the introduction of rules to protect their rights.

Refugee women in Chad face high levels of rape despite UN presence

30 September 2009

A new Amnesty International report documents rape and other violence against Darfuri women and girls, carried out both inside and outside of refugee camps.

Women raped during Bosnia and Herzegovina conflict still waiting for justice

30 September 2009

Successive governments have failed to provide justice, reparation, adequate healthcare to thousands of women and girls raped during the country's 1992-1995 war, says a new Amnesty International report.

Maternal death rate in Sierra Leone is a "human rights emergency"

21 September 2009

In Sierra Leone, one in eight women risk dying during pregnancy or childbirth - one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

USA must grant Bagram detainees access to US courts

16 September 2009

The USA must grant all detainees held in US custody at the Bagram airbase in Afghanistan access to US courts and legal counsel, Amnesty International has said.

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