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Bahrain: Release activist detained for ‘insulting’ government on Twitter

2 October 2014

The Bahraini authorities must immediately release a prominent human rights activist who has been detained for posting tweets deemed insulting to the country’s Ministry of Interior.

China: Release supporters of Hong Kong protests

1 October 2014

The Chinese authorities must release all those detained for peacefully showing support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

China: Release supporters of Hong Kong protests

1 October 2014

The Chinese authorities must release all those detained for peacefully showing support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Ukraine: Forces must stop firing on civilians after nine killed in Donetsk

1 October 2014

Ukrainian and rebel forces must immediately end indiscriminate attacks in residential areas, Amnesty International said after at least nine civilians were killed in strikes on a school and a bus in Donetsk.

Ukraine: Forces must stop firing on civilians after nine killed in Donetsk

1 October 2014

Ukrainian and rebel forces must immediately end indiscriminate attacks in residential areas, Amnesty International said after at least nine civilians were killed in strikes on a school and a bus in Donetsk.

The death toll in the Mediterranean rises while Europe looks the other way

30 September 2014

A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report highlights how the shameful inaction of EU countries has contributed to the deaths of thousands.  

Search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean: Facts and Figures

30 September 2014

Fiji: Investigate military’s alleged beating of 60-year-old man over texts to Prime Minister

30 September 2014

Fiji authorities must urgently investigate allegations that a man was severely beaten by army officers after he had sent a series of angry text messages to Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Amnesty International said. 

Opinion: An avoidable tragedy

30 September 2014

In October 2013 Hassan Wahid had no choice but to embark, with his wife and four daughters, on a dangerous boat journey across the Mediterranean. Their boat was one of two shipwrecks that sank that month. Hassan and his wife survived; their daughters have never been found.

Opinion: An avoidable tragedy

30 September 2014

In October 2013 Hassan Wahid had no choice but to embark, with his wife and four daughters, on a dangerous boat journey across the Mediterranean. Their boat was one of two shipwrecks that sank that month. Hassan and his wife survived; their daughters have never been found.

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