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Iran Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Iran: Security forces used rape and other sexual violence to crush “Woman Life Freedom” uprising with impunity 

Security forces in Iran used rape and other forms of sexual violence, amounting to torture and other ill-treatment, to intimidate and punish peaceful protesters during the 2022 “Woman Life Freedom” uprising, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.   The 120-page report, “They...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Corporal Punishment

Palestinian authorities must investigate torture allegations of hunger-striking prisoners and ensure their fair trial

The authorities in Palestine must ensure that six men arrested in the West Bank in June, including three who have been on hunger strike for almost two months whilst in detention, receive a fair trial, Amnesty International said today ahead of the first hearing of their court case. They must also...
Africa Corporal Punishment

Botswana: Positive reputation belies hidden violations: Amnesty International: Submission to the 43rd session of the UPR Working Group, 3 May 2023

Despite its relatively good reputation with respect to its respect for and promotion of human rights, on closer observation, Botswana has various grave human rights challenges. In this vein this submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Botswana in May 2023. In it, Amnesty...