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Mexico: Journalist at Risk

Mexican journalist Alberto Amaro has denounced several very serious attacks in the last five years due to his work. In January 2024, he was chased by an unknown person in a vehicle who attempted to crash into Alberto’s vehicle. Despite this, officials from Mexico’s Mechanism for the Protection of...
Americas Detention

Venezuela: Stop withholding detainees’ medical care

On 19 February 2024, Juan Carlos Marrufo was unexpectedly transferred to Venezuelan prison Rodeo I, almost three years into his politically motivated arbitrary detention. While his health deteriorates, the authorities deny him testing and treatment. María Auxiliadora Delgado, married to Juan Carlos...
Argentina War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Argentina: Amnesty International makes submission to Argentine criminal court’s investigation into crimes against humanity in Venezuela

Argentine courts are fully competent to investigate, prosecute and criminally punish the perpetrators of crimes against humanity committed in Venezuela, Amnesty International said in a submission filed on 26 February 2024 before the National Criminal and Federal Correctional Court No. 2 in...
Europe and Central Asia Penal Institutions

Russian Federation: Statement by Human Rights Groups on the Unjust Verdict and Sentence in Politically Motivated Case Against Russian Human Rights Defender Oleg Orlov

We, 32 human rights organizations, condemn Moscow’s Golovinsky District Court’s sentencing today of Oleg Orlov, co-chair of Human Rights Defense Center Memorial, to 2 years and 6 months in prison on politically motivated charges of “repeatedly discrediting” Russia’s armed forces.
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Israel defying ICJ ruling to prevent genocide by failing to allow adequate humanitarian aid to reach Gaza

One month after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered “immediate and effective measures” to protect Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip from the risk of genocide by ensuring sufficient humanitarian assistance and enabling basic services, Israel has failed to take even the bare...