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Iran: Hunger striking dervishes critically ill
25 September 2014

Nine jailed members of Iran's Gonabadi dervish religious minority began a hunger strike on 31 August, in protest at the authorities' harassment and ...

Urgent Action       MDE 13/051/2014

UN: Landmark Arms Trade Treaty to become reality with 50th ...
25 September 2014

Protection for the millions of people whose lives are devastated by the poorly regulated global arms trade is set to take a giant leap forward, with the ...

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Twelve facts about the abortion ban in El Salvador | Amnesty ...
25 September 2014

El Salvador has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. Abortion is totally banned in all circumstances and harsh prison sentences befall ...

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Mexico: Second indigenous activist detained: Fernando ...
25 September 2014

Another indigenous activist, Fernando Jiménez Gutiérrez, has been detained and is at risk of unfair trial. The charges against Mario Luna have been ...

Urgent Action       AMR 41/036/2014

Indonesia: Draft legislation puts human rights at risk
24 September 2014

The Aceh parliament is planning to pass a Shari'a bylaw before the end of September that would criminalize, among other things, same-sex sexual ...

Urgent Action       ASA 21/028/2014

Council members must reject procedural tactics that foreclose ...
24 September 2014

In this joint letter non-governmental organizations express concern about a worrying development in the Human Rights Council in the use of procedural ...

Open Letter       IOR 41/032/2014

Syria: Scientist facing unfair trial, risks torture
24 September 2014

Syrian physicist Faten Rajab Fawaz, a prisoner of conscience, is awaiting trial before a Military Field Court, whose proceedings are grossly unfair. She ...

Urgent Action       MDE 24/042/2014

Bahrain: activist on trial for "insulting" Islamic figure: Nader ...
24 September 2014

Bahraini activist Nader Abdulemam is being tried for “insulting” a figure of worship. Amnesty International believes he is being targeted for exercising ...

Urgent Action       MDE 11/031/2014

Amnesty International | Pre-election human rights manifesto ...
24 September 2014

As Tunisia prepares for upcoming legislative and presidential elections Amnesty International has issued a manifesto for human rights outlining 10 pledges ...

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Iran: Joint Open letter to President
24 September 2014

In this letter human rights and civil society groups that seek the protection and promotion of human rights in Iran urge the government of the Islamic Republic ...

Open Letter       MDE 13/050/2014