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China Detention

Unrest in Tibet continues as human rights violations escalate

Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising in 1959, which led the Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, to flee to India. Last year’s anniversary saw a wave of largely peaceful protests in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and Tibetan-populated areas in neighbouring provinces....
Pakistan Detention

Pakistan fails to come clean on secret detentions

Pakistan’s new civilian government has failed to provide information about hundreds of cases of people believed to be held secretly by the government. Hundreds of people have been detained as part of the so-called war on terror, or in response to internal opposition, for instance in...
Nigeria Death Penalty

Nigerian states urged not to execute

Nigeria’s state governments have been urged not to extend the death penalty to include crimes such as kidnapping. Nigeria currently operates a self-imposed moratorium on executions but Anambra, Enugu and Rivers states have all expressed their intention to make kidnapping punishable by death. In...
Ethiopia Detention

Binyam Mohamed released from Guantánamo

UK resident Binyam Mohamed was released from detention in Guantánamo Bay on Monday and allowed to return to the UK. His family and lawyers, together with human rights activists, including Amnesty International members, had campaigned extensively for his release. Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian...
Egypt Detention

Egyptian blogger held incommunicado is at risk of torture

A student blogger critical of Egypt’s policy towards the Gaza Strip is believed to have been held incommunicado in the custody of State Security Investigations (SSI) services and at risk of torture since his arrest on 6 February. The Egyptian authorities have still not disclosed the whereabouts of...
Afghanistan Armed Conflict

Thousands flee fighting and hunger in Afghanistan

Tens of thousands of Afghans displaced from their homes by escalating fighting and ongoing food shortages require immediate humanitarian assistance. Amnesty International has called on the international community to implement a comprehensive strategy for assisting the Afghan people. The call came...
International Justice

UN review must deliver on human rights

The human rights records of 16 countries are up for review at the fourth session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council, which started in Geneva on Monday. The UPR is the first-ever UN mechanism to look systematically at the human rights records of all...