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Eastern Ukraine conflict: Summary killings, misrecorded and misreported

20 October 2014

An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found evidence of isolated incidents attributable to both sides, but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities.

Pakistan bans TV channel amid increased attempts to control freedom of expression

20 October 2014

A politically motivated ban imposed on a Pakistani TV channel critical of the government constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.

France: Bobigny forced eviction set to leave Roma families homeless

20 October 2014

Dozens of families will be left homeless if French authorities go ahead with the forced eviction of a Roma camp in a Paris suburb this week.

South Korea: End rampant abuse of migrant farm workers

19 October 2014

The South Korean government must end the exploitation and widespread use of forced labour of migrant agricultural workers, Amnesty International said in a new report that reveals how the country’s farming industry is rife with abuse. 

Mexico: Release of tortured prisoner of conscience comes years too late

17 October 2014

Prisoner of conscience and torture victim Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevedo has been released from prison after five years in pre-trial detention, in a move that is welcome but long overdue.

Italy: Ending Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation would ‘put lives at risk’

17 October 2014

Italy’s proposal to end its Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea would put the lives of thousands of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Europe at risk.

Egypt: Security forces use excessive force to crush student protests

17 October 2014

Testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that Egyptian security forces used excessive force to crack down on recent student demonstrations at Alexandria University.

Uganda: Discriminatory legislation fuels repression and abuse

16 October 2014

Repressive and discriminatory legislation enacted over the last 18 months in Uganda has led to increasing state repression, violence and homophobic and gender-based discrimination.

Pakistan: Upholding blasphemy death sentence against Christian woman 'a grave injustice'

16 October 2014

A Pakistani court’s decision to uphold the death sentence against a Christian woman convicted on blasphemy charges is a grave injustice.

Hong Kong: Police officers must face justice for attack on protester

15 October 2014

Hong Kong police officers involved in the beating and kicking of a detained pro-democracy protester on Wednesday must face justice.

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