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Guyana Detention

Acts of torture by Guyanese police must be punished

Amnesty International has urged the Guyanese authorities to charge police officers involved in the torture and ill-treatment of three individuals, including a 15-year-old boy, who were detained in relation to a murder investigation. Police officers tortured the teenager by setting light to his...
Argentina Discrimination

Summit of the Americas fails to address human rights

The fifth Summit of the Americas has failed to recognize that human rights must be placed at the centre of efforts to confront the many fundamental challenges facing the region. Governments from every country in the Americas, except for Cuba, took part in the four-yearly meeting held in Port of...
Algeria Death Penalty

Growing calls for end to executions at UN

Over one hundred countries voted overwhelmingly in favour of a second resolution on “Moratorium on the use of the death penalty” at the United Nations (UN) on Thursday. The resolution reaffirms last year’s UN General Assembly call for a moratorium on executions. 106 states supported the resolution,...