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Algeria Detention

France must not deport terror suspect to Algeria

France must not deport a man convicted of terrorist acts to Algeria where he may be at risk of incommunicado detention and torture or other ill-treatment, Amnesty International said on Thursday. According to a European Court of Human Rights’ judgement on Thursday, Kamel Daoudi’s expulsion to...
France Impunity

Death in custody in France highlights police abuse accusations

A young man of Algerian origin died in unclear circumstances in France last week, following a night in police custody. The death comes three months after the publication of an Amnesty International report detailing human rights violations committed by French police officers – frequently against...
France Detention

French detention centre highlights mistreatment of migrants

Men, women, children and infants are piled on mats in overcrowded cells. Food is strewn all over the kitchen and the toilets are overflowing. Children dig in rubbish bins. Yellow biohazard bags are piled high just outside the door, suggesting serious medical issues and there’s no sign of proper...
Belgium Armed Conflict

Five jailed in Chile ten years after Pinochet arrest

Chile’s Supreme Court jailed five retired military officials on Wednesday for involvement in the “Caravan of Death” – one of the cases of military government-era killings for which the former President Augusto Pinochet was placed under house arrest ten years ago. The “Caravan of Death” was a...
Albania Detention

Europe moves to protect trafficked people

Europe has taken a further step towards protecting people who have been trafficked with the entry into force of a new convention on Friday. The 14 states that have so far become parties to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings have committed themselves to...
France Business and Human Rights

Why is Amnesty International in Davos?

An Amnesty International delegation, led by Secretary General Irene Khan, arrived in Davos on for the World Economic Forum 2008, this year entitled The Power of Collaborative Innovation. Among the sessions Irene Khan will be attending are: The Role of Women in the Business Environment of the 21st...