Ugandan authorities should either release a Kenyan human rights activist who is being held on terrorism charges or provide details of the charges, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today in a joint letter to the Ugandan government.
Amnesty International has today urged the Yemeni authorities to take urgent measures to protect thousands of people displaced during a military operation against suspected al-Qa’ida militants in the town of al-Hutah.
Amnesty International today warned that the plan of action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed by governments fails to uphold the rights of the world’s poorest.
The Sudanese authorities should halt the harassment and intimidation of journalists in the run up to the Referendum on southern independence in January 2011, Amnesty International said in a new briefing released today.
Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean authorities to release 83 activists arrested during a peaceful demonstration in the capital Harare on Monday.
Amnesty International today urged countries to accelerate efforts to combat maternal mortality, after new UN figures confirmed that despite some progress, countries will miss a key global target on the issue.
Afghan election candidates, campaigners and voters have told Amnesty International that they are facing increasing attacks and threats from the Taleban and other insurgent groups in the run-up to Afghanistan’s 18 September parliamentary elections.
The Millennium Development Goals are failing the world’s poorest people because governments are ignoring and abusing their human rights, Amnesty International said as heads of states prepare to meet to review progress on the MDGs at a UN summit in New York on 20-22 September.
Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of an ethnic Uzbek human rights activist convicted of involvement in the murder of a policeman during the June violence in Kyrgyzstan
Tens of thousands of detainees held without trial in Iraq, many of whom were recently transferred from US custody, remain at risk of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, Amnesty International said in a new report launched today.