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8 July 2014

Israel/Gaza: All sides must protect civilians as conflict escalates

Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, including the military wing of Hamas, to ensure that civilian lives are protected as the conflict between the two sides escalates. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
7 July 2014

Indonesia elections: Watershed for human rights

On Wednesday 9 July, Indonesians are heading to the polls to elect a new president, with the two leading candidates – Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto – facing off in a deciding vote.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
5 July 2014

DR Congo: Returned ICC witnesses must not face death penalty or torture

The Congolese authorities and the International Criminal Court must do everything in their power to ensure that three men due to be returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo this weekend do not face the death penalty, torture or other serious human rights violations

4 July 2014

India: Government must value migrant workers for more than the billions they send home

The lack of effective regulation of visa brokers and rogue recruiting agents makes Indian migrant workers vulnerable to serious human rights abuses, said Amnesty International India today in a new report focusing on migrants from the Indian state of Kerala working in Saudi Arabia. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
4 July 2014

Ukraine Pride cancelled after police fail to guarantee protection

The failure of the Ukrainian authorities to guarantee protection for those taking part in the planned Pride march on 5 July sends all the wrong signals

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
3 July 2014

Egypt: Rampant torture, arbitrary arrests and detentions signal catastrophic decline in human rights one year after ousting of Morsi

A surge in arbitrary arrests, detentions and harrowing incidents of torture and deaths in police custody recorded by Amnesty International provide strong evidence of the sharp deterioration in human rights in Egypt in the year since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
3 July 2014


From Monday 14 to Friday 18 July, the British intelligence agencies and the Ministers responsible for them will be under the spotlight in a historic case to determine whether mass communications surveillance is lawful

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
3 July 2014

Thailand: First conviction of protester under military rule sets dangerous precedent

Today’s guilty verdict in the case of a peaceful anti-coup protester in Thailand sets a dangerous precedent for freedom of assembly and contributes to the climate of fear under military rule, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand
3 July 2014

Amnesty International report: EU puts lives of refugees fleeing conflict at risk

The European Union (EU) and member states are failing refugees fleeing conflict and putting lives at risk by focusing on fortifying their external borders rather than trying to help them find sanctuary, says Amnesty International in a new report to be published on 9 July

3 July 2014

Zambia: Court acquits two men accused of having sex ‘against the order of nature’

Today’s court decision to acquit two Zambian men accused of having consensual sex with each other because the case had not been proved beyond reasonable doubt is the right decision for the wrong reasons, Amnesty International said today.

Region Africa
Country Zambia

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