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5 November 2014

South Sudan: Neighbours Should Press UN for Arms Embargo

South Sudan’s neighbors should urgently call for the United Nations Security Council to establish an arms embargo to stem gruesome violations in the country’s devastating conflict, more than 50 South Sudanese and international human rights and humanitarian organizations said in a petition to regional leaders. The ongoing attacks on civilians are contributing to a humanitarian crisis, the organizations said. 

5 November 2014

Military must cooperate with police investigations into Budgam killings

The Army must cooperate fully with Jammu & Kashmir state police investigations into the shooting and killings of Faisal Yusuf Bhat and Mehrajuddin Dar, and injury of two others in Budgam, Kashmir on 3 November. If sufficient evidence is found, suspects must be prosecuted in a civilian court, and the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act must not be used to shield soldiers from prosecution.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
5 November 2014

Changes to environment, land acquisition laws jeopardize human rights

Recent changes made and proposed to India’s environment and land acquisition policies strike at the right of communities to be consulted on decisions affecting them, Amnesty International India said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country India
5 November 2014

Ukraine: Shelling deaths of children playing football in Donetsk must be investigated

The deaths of two children killed by shelling while they played football on a school playing field in eastern Ukraine must be immediately, fully and impartially investigated

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
5 November 2014

Egypt’s defence of human rights record ‘cynical’

Egypt’s defence of its human rights record lay in tatters today, Amnesty International said following the country’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) examination at the UN Human Rights Council today.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
4 November 2014

Serbia: Perpetrators of war crimes must not be allowed to escape justice

The Serbian government must strengthen measures to tackle continuing impunity for crimes under international law – war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide – committed by Serbian police, military and paramilitary forces during the wars of the 1990s

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Serbia
4 November 2014

Pakistan: Justice needed for vicious mob killing of Christian couple following blasphemy allegation

The Pakistani authorities must bring to justice those responsible for the vicious mob killing of a Christian couple accused of blasphemy today, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
4 November 2014

Greece: Convictions following racist attack against Roma ‘first step to justice’

Today’s conviction of three men following a brutal racist attack on a Roma woman and her nephew is a “first step towards justice”

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Greece
3 November 2014

Greece: Court must consider hate motive behind attack on Romani woman

Any failure of a court in Messolonghi, western Greece, to consider the racist motive in the brutal attack on a Romani woman and her nephew will be a failure of justice, Amnesty International said ahead of the opening of the trial, on 4 November, of three men accused of causing serious bodily harm during an attack two years ago

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Greece
3 November 2014

Bangladesh: Fresh death sentences show urgent need to end executions

Bangladesh must immediately impose a moratorium on executions as a first step towards abolition of the death penalty and ensure that political interference does not mar judicial processes, Amnesty International said after the confirmation of two fresh death sentences over two days. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Bangladesh

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