International community fails to protect Darfur

17 February 2009

The Justice and Equality Movement and the Sudanese government were reported to have struck an agreement on Monday that paves the way for Darfur peace talks.

Turkmenistan fails to keep human rights promises

12 February 2009

Two years after the country's new government came to power, politically motivated harassment, detentions and imprisonments continue, according to a new Amnesty Interna

Hamas waged a deadly campaign as war devastated Gaza

12 February 2009

Hamas gunmen have shot dead at least two dozen men and injured scores of others since the end of December last year.

New Zimbabwe government urged to prioritise human rights

10 February 2009

Zimbabwe's new unified government has been urged to place human rights at the top of its agenda.

Human rights violations go unpunished in Chad

30 January 2009

One year after the battle between government and armed opposition forces in N’Djaména, Chad, serious human rights violations perpetrated by the security

Dissent violently repressed in Cameroon

29 January 2009

Cameroon's government has routinely used killings and torture to repress political dissent, according to a new Amnesty International report.

Thai security forces systematically torture in southern counter-insurgency

13 January 2009

People are being brutally beaten, burnt with candles, buried up to their necks in the ground, subjected to electric shocks and exposed to intense heat or cold, accor

Tasers – potentially lethal and easy to abuse

16 December 2008

Amnesty International has said that industry claims that Taser stun guns are safe and non-lethal do not stand up to scrutiny.

Mauritania's security forces guilty of routine torture

3 December 2008

The country's security forces have adopted torture as the preferred method of investigation and repression, according to a new Amnesty International report.

Don’t turn your back on girls - Sexual violence in Haiti

27 November 2008

Sexual violence against girls in Haiti is widespread and pervasive, and although already at shocking levels, is said to be on the increase.

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