Honduras photos and protestor testimonies show extent of police violence

19 August 2009

Exclusive photos and testimonies published by Amnesty International on Wednesday reveal serious ill-treatment of peaceful protesters by police and military in the Honduran capital.

Thousands remain displaced a year after Georgia/Russia conflict

7 August 2009

One year on from the war between Georgia and the Russian Federation, thousands of civilians remain stranded from their homes with little prospect of imminent return.

Greece: 11 Roma Families face forced eviction

7 August 2009

At least 11 Roma families face forced eviction from their homes on a landfill site on the island of Lefkada in Greece, and have been subjected to other violations of their rights to adequate housing and health. The families have lived on the site with no access to electricity, sewerage and water connections for the past three years, following their forced eviction from another site close to Lefkada city, the capital of the island.

Hungary: Romani woman shot dead in Hungary

7 August 2009

Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the killing of a Romani woman in eastern Hungary in the early hours of 3 August. The 45-year-old woman was shot dead in the village of Kisléta and her 13-year-old daughter was seriously injured in the attack, which happened justone day after Hungary marked International Roma Holocaust Memorial Day.

Shocking abortion ban denies life-saving treatment to girls and women in Nicaragua

27 July 2009

Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals from practi

Saudi Arabia - human rights abuses in the name of fighting terrorism

22 July 2009

The Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a sustained assault on human rights under the façade of countering terrorism.

Jamaican Government projects welcome but there is a vital need for real change

21 July 2009

A new Amnesty International report evaluates the Jamaican Government's plans to tackle deep rooted violence, serious human rights violations and impunity.

Thousands more people forced to flee from Colombia’s armed conflict

16 July 2009

With around another 380,000 Colombians having to leave their homes in 2008, the number of internally displaced people in the country is amongst the world's highest.

Hundreds of Peru’s poor, rural and Indigenous pregnant women die in health service lottery

9 July 2009

A new Amnesty International report explores the high levels of maternal mortality amongst women from excluded or marginalized communities.

Impunity for war crimes in Gaza and southern Israel a recipe for further civilian suffering

2 July 2009

Israeli forces killed hundreds of unarmed Palestinian civilians and destroyed thousands of homes in Gaza in attacks which breached the laws of war, according to a ne

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