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Mexico: Shocking rise in reports of torture and ill-treatment as authorities turn a blind eye

4 September 2014

Torture and ill-treatment in Mexico is out of control with a 600 per cent rise in the number of reported cases in the past decade. 

 

NATO Summit: Don’t leave Afghanistan with a legacy of impunity

4 September 2014

NATO risks leaving Afghanistan with a legacy of impunity unless the unlawful killings of civilians by international forces over more than a decade are addressed through justice and reparations.

Qatar must reveal fate and whereabouts of ‘disappeared’ human rights workers

4 September 2014

Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev, who were investigating working conditions of Nepalese migrants in Qatar, are feared to be held secretly and incommunicado in the country.

Sudan: Those behind unlawful killings and torture of protesters must be brought to justice

3 September 2014

The brutal suppression of protest in Sudan must end, and members of the security forces responsible for killing, injuring, and torturing protesters must be held to account.

Killing of Steven Sotloff is ‘tip of the iceberg’ of IS war crimes in Syria and Iraq

3 September 2014

The beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by Islamic State militants is the latest in a series of war crimes being committed by the armed group across Syria and Iraq.

Big Brother knows best

2 September 2014

Governments around the world are taking control of the internet to crack down on freedom of expression, censor information on rights violations and carry out indiscriminate surveillance in the name of national security. 

Twitter users on trial while Turkey hosts key UN Internet summit

2 September 2014

The Turkish government’s prosecution of Twitter critics is a deeply hypocritical stance for the host of the Internet Governance Forum, Amnesty International said today.

Gruesome evidence of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq as Islamic State moves to wipe out minorities

2 September 2014

Fresh evidence uncovered by Amnesty International indicates that members of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) have launched a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, carrying out war crimes, including mass summary killings and abductions, against ethnic and religious minorities. 

 

India: End use of archaic sedition law to curb freedom of expression

2 September 2014

The arrest and detention of a 25-year-old man accused of sedition for allegedly disrespecting India’s national symbols is a reminder of how archaic laws continue to be used to curb free speech in India, Amnesty International India said today. 

Bangladesh: Disturbing increase in disappearances, clampdown on press freedom

2 September 2014

Bangladeshi authorities must immediately tackle a disturbing rise in enforced disappearances over the past two years, stop the use of torture, and end their increasing crackdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing. 

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