News & Updates

Serbia must end forced evictions of Roma

10 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report documents how hundreds of families in Belgrade are losing their homes to make way for massive building programmes.

Senior army officer convicted over Colombia disappearances

10 June 2010

Luis Alfonso Plazas Vega faces 30 years in prison for the disappearance of 11 people in 1985 during a hostage situation at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, which left over 100 dead.

Libya's expulsion of UN refugee agency puts thousands at risk

10 June 2010

The move comes days after the start of negotiations between Libya and the European Union about the control of irregular migration, among other issues.

States must not ignore human rights in efforts to end poverty

9 June 2010

A new Amnesty International report says that governments are at risk of failing some of the world's most impoverished and vulnerable groups.

Iran's crackdown on dissent widens with hundreds unjustly imprisoned

9 June 2010

One year on from Iran’s disputed June 2009 presidential election, Amnesty International has documented a crackdown on dissent that has left journalists, political and rights activists, students and clerics languishing in prisons.

Slovenia: Amnesty International calls for an end to discrimination against Roma and for reparation for the "erased"

9 June 2010

United Nations Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Angola.

Iranian political prisoners detained for dissent since the 2009 election

9 June 2010

Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist, blogger and member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), was arrested with two other CHRR members on 20 December 2009. Amnesty International calls for her immediate and unconditional release.

Jailed China earthquake activist's appeal declined

9 June 2010

Tan Zuoren was jailed for trying to publicize the number of children who died in the 2008 disaster and the corruption that led to their deaths.

Mexican teenager shot dead by US border police

9 June 2010

Student Sergio Adrián Hernández was killed when an officer opened fire on a group of young Mexicans that were reportedly throwing stones.

Democratic Republic of Congo urged to enlist UN to help investigate activist's death

8 June 2010

A police chief has been suspended and three officers arrested in connection with the death last week of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire.

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