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18 July 2014

Israel/Gaza: Prevent further war crimes after Israeli ground assault

Israel’s ground assault on the Gaza Strip, which began last night after 10 days of attacks by Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups, accentuates the need for urgent international action to protect civilians in Gaza and Israel from further war crimes by both sides, Amnesty International said today. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
18 July 2014

Massive leap backwards as Singapore resumes executions

Singapore has taken a reprehensible U-turn by executing the first two prisoners since 2011, Amnesty International and the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Singapore
17 July 2014

UN: South Sudan arms embargo crucial after massive Chinese weapons transfer

The United Nations Security Council must impose a comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan, Amnesty International urged after receiving reports of Chinese small arms and ammunition proliferation amongst both sides in the conflict. 

Region Africa
Country Sudan
17 July 2014

Ukraine: Escalating violence highlights need for civilian protection in eastern Ukraine

The ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine has seen continuing civilian deaths in what may amount to indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks,  and if confirmed would amount to a breach of international humanitarian law, said Amnesty International today.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
16 July 2014

USA: Notorious super-max prison is holding prisoners in extreme and prolonged solitary confinement in breach of international law

The US government’s callous and dehumanising practice of holding prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement in the country’s only federal super-maximum security prison amounts to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and is in violation of international law, said Amnesty International today.


Region Americas
Country USA
16 July 2014

Finland: European Court ruling a blow to transgender rights

A woman from Finland who came out as transgender during her marriage should be allowed to be legally recognized as a female without changing her marital status, Amnesty International said today after the European Court of Human Rights ruled against her.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Finland
15 July 2014

Kenya: Victims still seeking justice for post-election violence

The government’s continued failure to properly investigate crimes committed during the 2007-2008 post-election violence and to provide justice and reparation for its victims is having a devastating impact on their lives and livelihoods, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

Region Africa
Country Kenya
15 July 2014

Iran: Youth at risk of hanging amid disturbing rise in juvenile executions

The Iranian authorities must halt the execution of a young man who was still a child at the time of his alleged crime, and reverse a disturbing rise in the execution of juvenile offenders which has resulted in at least eight individuals being put to death in the first half of 2014, for crimes allegedly committed when they were below the age of 18, Amnesty International urged today. 

  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
14 July 2014

Iraq: Evidence of spiralling sectarian killings and abductions

A new briefing by Amnesty International sheds light on a growing pattern of sectarian killings and abductions by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) since the group seized Mosul, Iraq’s second-biggest city, and other parts of north-western Iraq last month.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
11 July 2014

Kenya: Refugees appeal against forced relocation to camps

Refugees in Nairobi are appealing against a controversial ruling that would force thousands of Somalis from their homes to live in squalid overcrowded camps in north Kenya, Amnesty International said today. 

Region Africa
Country Kenya

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