News & Updates

Killing of civilian hostages in Iraq church ‘a war crime’

2 November 2010

Amnesty International condemns as a war crime Sunday’s attack on a church in Baghdad by an armed group, in which more than 40 civilians were killed as security forces tried to free hostages.

Italy must stop mass expulsions

29 October 2010

Italy must urgently investigate whether 68 people rescued at sea then forcibly returned to Egypt were given the opportunity to apply for international protection.

Over 200,000 Nigerians at risk of losing their homes

28 October 2010

The Nigerian authorities must suspend a series of planned demolitions and evictions in waterfront areas of Port Harcourt that will leave over 200,000 people at risk of homelessness.

Egypt urged to release or charge opposition activists after new wave of arrests

28 October 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Egyptian authorities to release or charge all detained supporters of opposition groups ahead of next month's parliamentary elections, following a new wave of arrests.

UN to consider third resolution on a moratorium on executions

28 October 2010

The 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) considers a resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

Heavy sentences for Viet Nam labour activists condemned

27 October 2010

Amnesty International condemns the nine and seven-year prison sentences given to three activists in Viet Nam for carrying out their legitimate work on labour rights.

Morocco must investigate killing of 14-year old Sahrawi at protest site

27 October 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Moroccan authorities to immediately investigate the fatal checkpoint shooting of a 14-year old boy outside a camp set up by Sahrawi protestors.

Saudi Arabian King urged to stop execution of Sri Lankan domestic worker

27 October 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian King to halt the execution of a young Sri Lankan woman who has lost her appeal against a death sentence for a murder committed when she says she was 17.

Pakistan urged to investigate murder and torture of Baloch activists

26 October 2010

The Pakistani government must investigate the torture and killings of more than 40 Baloch leaders and political activists over the past four months.

Former Saddam Hussain officials face death penalty

26 October 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Iraqi authorities not to execute former Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz and two other former officials sentenced to death.

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