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Foreign domestic workers in Qatar: Shocking cases of deception, forced labour, violence

23 April 2014

The Qatari authorities are failing to protect migrant domestic workers who face severe exploitation, including forced labour and physical and sexual violence, Amnesty International said in a new report published today. 

Foreign domestic workers in Qatar: Shocking cases of deception, forced labour, violence

23 April 2014

The Qatari authorities are failing to protect migrant domestic workers who face severe exploitation, including forced labour and physical and sexual violence, Amnesty International said in a new report published today. 

China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for fifth time

23 April 2014

The relentless persecution of an ethnic Uighur religious leader must stop, said Amnesty International, as it called on the Chinese authorities to disclose why Abdukiram Abduveli’s prison term has been increased for a fifth time. 

 

China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for fifth time

23 April 2014

The relentless persecution of an ethnic Uighur religious leader must stop, said Amnesty International, as it called on the Chinese authorities to disclose why Abdukiram Abduveli’s prison term has been increased for a fifth time. 

 

Israel: Lift ‘ludicrous’ restrictions on whistleblower Vanunu decade after release

16 April 2014

Ten years after serving a full sentence for his revelations to the press about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme, Mordechai Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that arbitrarily infringe on his freedom of movement, expression and association.

Saudi Arabia jails lawyer and human rights activist in ongoing crackdown on dissent

16 April 2014

Saudi Arabia must immediately release human rights activist and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair, who was arrested following his fifth hearing at the Specialized Criminal Court on Tuesday and taken to al-Ha’ir prison without an explanation.

Saudi Arabia jails lawyer and human rights activist in ongoing crackdown on dissent

16 April 2014

Saudi Arabia must immediately release human rights activist and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair, who was arrested following his fifth hearing at the Specialized Criminal Court on Tuesday and taken to al-Ha’ir prison without an explanation.

Algeria: Pre-election clampdown exposes ‘gaping holes’ in human rights record

14 April 2014

Mounting curbs on freedom of expression in the run-up to Algeria’s upcoming elections underscore disturbing shortcomings in the country’s overall human rights record, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today. 

Viet Nam: Prisoners of conscience released but dozens remain jailed

14 April 2014

The early release in Viet Nam of several prisoners of conscience is welcome, but serves to highlight the situation of at least 70 others who remain jailed for peacefully expressing their opinions.

Libya: Trial of former al-Gaddafi officials by video link a farce

14 April 2014

The trial of former Libyan officials, including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, risks descending into a farce after the court ordered today that he and six other defendants be tried via video link.

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