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Canada urged to arrest and prosecute George W. Bush

12 October 2011

Failure by Canada to take action during a visit by the former US President would violate the UN Convention against Torture.

Afghanistan 10 years on: Slow progress and failed promises

6 October 2011

The Afghan government and its international supporters must take concrete action to defend human rights.

Lithuania: Re-open secret prison investigation now

29 September 2011

Amnesty International report contains fresh allegations that Lithuania was involved in renditions and hosted secret CIA detention facilities.

Yemen abandons human rights in the name of countering terrorism

25 August 2010

The Yemeni authorities must stop sacrificing human rights in the name of security as they confront threats from al-Qa’ida, Zaidi Shi'a rebels in the north, and address growing demands for secession in the south.

UK violates rights of terror suspects with ‘unfair’ control orders

12 August 2010

Amnesty International accuses the UK government of developing a "shadow justice system" that imposes severe restrictions on the rights of individuals suspected of terrorism-related activity.

Human rights suffer as Libya stalls on reform

23 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents floggings used as punishment for adultery, indefinite detentions and abuses of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Millions suffer in 'human rights free zone' in northwest Pakistan

10 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report says that nearly 4 million people are subject to abuses by the Taleban and have no protection from the government.

USA must grant Bagram detainees access to US courts

16 September 2009

The USA must grant all detainees held in US custody at the Bagram airbase in Afghanistan access to US courts and legal counsel, Amnesty International has said.

Spain must end incommunicado detention

15 September 2009

Amnesty International's new report shows how Spain has one of the strictest detention regimes in Europe, which is in breach of the country's obligations under international human rights law.

Saudi Arabia - countering terrorism with repression

11 September 2009

Since the September 11 attacks in the USA eight years ago, the Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a sustained assault on human rights in the name of countering terrorism.

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