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The Predator Files: Caught in the Net

This report lays out the human rights implications of the Predator Files disclosures, which show how a suite of highly invasive surveillance technologies supplied by the Intellexa alliance is being sold and transferred around the world with impunity. These findings make clear, yet again, that the...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

Israel/OPT: Civilians on both sides paying the price of unprecedented escalation in hostilities between Israel and Gaza as death toll mounts

Israeli security forces and Palestinian armed groups must make every effort to protect the lives of civilians in today’s outbreak of fighting in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, said Amnesty International amid a mounting civilian death toll. Today’s escalation in violence began with...
Americas Death Penalty

USA: Execution set despite unreliable testimony

Brent Brewer is scheduled to be executed in Texas on 9 November 2023. His 1991 death sentence was overturned in 2007, but he was resentenced to death in 2009. In 1991 and again in 2009, the prosecution relied on unscientific and unreliable, but influential, testimony of a psychiatrist who asserted...
Middle East and North Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Tunisia: Jailed opposition figures on hunger strike: Jaouhar Ben Mbarek, Khayyam Turki, Issam Chebbi, Ghazi Chaouachi, Ridha Belhaj and Abdelhamid Jelassi

On 26 September, prominent opposition figure Jaouhar Ben Mbarek announced a hunger strike to protest his unjust detention in a trumped-up conspiracy case. On 2 October, five other detained defendants in the same case also announced a hunger strike. They include Khayyam Turki, Issam Chebbi, Ghazi...
Americas Death Penalty

USA: Florida carries out sixth execution of 2023

Michael Zack was executed in Florida on 3 October 2023 for a murder committed in 1996. Twenty-seven years old at the time of the crime, he was 54 at the time of his death. The courts dismissed appeals that his execution would be unconstitutional based on a new scientific consensus that Fetal...