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Americas Prisoners of Conscience

Cuba: Prisoners of conscience face trial

The trials of Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel Castillo Pérez, prisoners of conscience, are set to start on 30 May and 31 May, respectively, in Cuba. Otero Alcántara and Castillo Pérez have been in pre-trial detention for nearly a year, after being detained for criticizing the Cuban government. A...
Middle East and North Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Yemen: Further information: Release journalists at risk of execution: Akram al-Walidi, Abdelkhaleq Amran, Hareth Hamid and Tawfiq al-Mansouri

On 29 May, the appeal session for four Yemeni journalists sentenced to death, namely, Akram al-Walidi, Abdelkhaleq Amran, Hareth Hamid, and Tawfiq al-Mansouri, will take place before the Huthi-run Specialized Criminal Appeals Division in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital. Since their arrest in 2015, the...
Americas Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Cuba: Release Imprisoned Artists

Charges Violate Freedom of Expression, Association The Cuban government should immediately and unconditionally release Maykel Castillo Pérez and Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, artists who are set to stand trial starting on May 30, 2022, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today....
Hong Kong

China: Tiananmen vigil events across globe in solidarity with Hong Kong

AV materials available on 4 June, the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown Events in cities including London, San Francisco and Seoul Activists will demand justice for those killed in Beijing on 4 June 1989 and protest against the crackdown on Hong Kong’s annual vigil Hong Kong’s suppressed...
Death Penalty

Death Penalty 2021: Facts and Figures

Global figures Amnesty International recorded 579 executions in 18 countries in 2021, an increase of 20% from the 483 recorded in 2020. This figure represents the second lowest number of executions recorded by Amnesty International since at least 2010. Most known...