News & Updates

Indian authorities must release 14-year-old held in Kashmir without charge

18 November 2010

Mushtag Ahmad Sheikh has been detained since his arrest in April for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests.

Concern over arrest of pregnant human rights defender in Colombia

18 November 2010

Carolina Rubio, who is more than eight months pregnant, is being held on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Ghailani verdict underlines need for fair trials for all Guantánamo detainees

18 November 2010

The USA urged to ensure all remaining detainees are tried in federal court – not in military commissions – or immediately released,  following the conviction of Ahmed Ghailani.

Egypt must investigate torture allegations made by freed blogger

18 November 2010

Kareem Amer was freed after completing a four-year prison term for allegedly criticizing President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's al-Azhar religious authorities and Islam in a blog.

Guinea authorities must stop arbitrary arrests and killings

18 November 2010

Several people have died and over 50 people have been arbitrarily detained as military and police use excessive force as part of a post-election crackdown.

Chinese woman sentenced to a year in labour camp over tweet

17 November 2010

Online activist Cheng Jianping was sentenced after having retweeted a satirical suggestion that the Japanese Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo be attacked.

Singapore sentences UK author to jail

16 November 2010

Singapore dealt a sharp blow to freedom of expression by sentencing 76-year-old British author Alan Shadrake to jail for publishing a book which criticises the Singaporean judiciary, Amnesty International said today. 

Egyptian authorities must ensure new death in custody case is fully investigated

16 November 2010

The family of Ahmed Shaaban, a 19-year-old man, allege that he died after being tortured and physically abused by police officers in Alexandria.

Bahrain activists make new torture allegations

16 November 2010

Some of 23 detainees say they have been beaten, deprived of sleep and forced to stand for long periods in reprisal for previous torture claims.

UK urged to establish the truth about rights violations

16 November 2010

Full and public disclosure needed about alleged abuses against people held overseas during counter-terrorism operations after news that some are to receive compensation.

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