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Saudi Arabia must stop prosecuting human rights activists on spurious charges

25 June 2014

A prominent Saudi Arabian activist convicted today for speaking out on the human rights situation in his country should have his sentence quashed.

China: Supreme Court overturns death sentence of woman who killed violent husband

24 June 2014

A woman in China convicted of killing her husband after suffering months of domestic abuse has had her death sentence overturned, in a case that highlights the urgent need for the authorities to do more to prevent violence against women.

 

Amnesty International launches new App to fight attack, kidnap and torture

23 June 2014

A new Panic Button app, to give human rights defenders urgent help from their own networks when facing attack, kidnapping, or torture is now available for public download on Google Playstore, announced Amnesty International today. 

Dark day for media freedom as Al Jazeera journalists convicted

23 June 2014

The conviction of three Al Jazeera English journalists accused of “falsifying news” and belonging to or assisting the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt is a ferocious attack on media freedom.

Malaysia must end ban on Christians saying ‘Allah’

23 June 2014

Malaysia's ban on Christians using the word “Allah” to refer to God is an abuse against free speech and must be scrapped by Parliament, Amnesty International said.

Sudan: Woman condemned to death released after international pressure

23 June 2014

Today’s release of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’ and to flogging for ‘adultery’, is a step towards undoing the horrific injustice visited on her, said Amnesty International today. 

 

Hundreds of Indian construction workers possibly stranded in Iraq

21 June 2014

Evidence has emerged which suggests that several hundred Indian nationals may be stranded in the Najaf province of Iraq, unable to return home because their employer refuses to return their passports.

Egypt sentences a further 183 people to death in new purge of political opposition

21 June 2014

Today’s decision by a criminal court in El Minya, Upper Egypt to uphold death sentences against 183 supporters of Mohamed Morsi, including a blind man, provides alarming evidence of the Egyptian judiciary’s increasingly politicized and arbitrary attitude towards justice and the death penalty, said Amnesty International.  

 

AU Summit: Government leaders must not grant themselves immunity for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

20 June 2014

Proposals to grant sitting African leaders immunity from prosecution for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity will completely undermine the integrity of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights, even before it becomes operational.

World Refugee Day: UN Security Council’s “spectacular failures” cause millions to flee

20 June 2014

The UN Security Council is spectacularly failing to maintain international peace and security, Amnesty International said on World Refugee Day. 

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