News & Updates

European Court rules against Turkey over journalist's murder

16 September 2010

Court finds that the Turkish authorities had failed to act on information they received that could have prevented activist Hrant Dink's murder in 2007

Governments urged to do more to prevent women dying in pregnancy and childbirth

16 September 2010

New UN figures show that the annual rate of decline in maternal mortality is less than half of that needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goal target of a 75 per cent reduction between 1990 and 2015.

Security forces in Senegal continue to torture with impunity

15 September 2010

A new Amnesty International report shows how the use of torture to extract confessions is openly condoned in court proceedings and perpetrators are seldom held to account when their victims die.

Peru revokes law denying justice for victims of past crimes

15 September 2010

President García to repeal a decree which could grant amnesties to military personnel alleged to have committed abuses during the 1980 – 2000 internal conflict.

Pope must take decisive action against child abuse by clergy

15 September 2010

Amnesty International's call comes as Pope Benedict XVI is about to begin a four-day state visit to the UK, the first ever state visit to the UK by a Pope.

NGOs call for effective UK torture inquiry

14 September 2010

UK government must ensure forthcoming inquiry into torture and ill-treatment of detainees held abroad during ongoing counter-terrorism operations is independent, thorough and transparent.

Thousands of Iraqi detainees at risk of torture after US handover

13 September 2010

A new Amnesty International report details enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions, sometimes for several years without charge or trial and severe beatings of detainees, to obtain forced confessions.

Colombia urged to protect young people named on paramilitary 'death lists'

13 September 2010

Three people have been killed after they were named on the lists of around 90 men and women in the two of Puerto Asis in the southern region of Putumayo.

Indian authorities must investigate online video of Kashmir detainee abuse

13 September 2010

Amnesty International has urged Indian authorities to carry out an effective investigation into a video clip that appears to show detainees in Kashmir being stripped and humiliated by security forces.

France must withdraw order targeting Roma for eviction

13 September 2010

The Ministry of the Interior order provides specific instructions to police to undertake "a systematic dismantling of illegal camps" prioritizing those inhabited by Roma.

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