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10 June 2014

Papua New Guinea: Police set hundreds of homes ablaze near Porgera gold mine

Police officers in Papua New Guinea (PNG) involved in burning more than 200 homes to the ground close to a gold mine must be investigated and those found responsible for human rights violations prosecuted, said Amnesty International.

Region Asia And The Pacific
10 June 2014

Nigeria: Slum-dwellers' victory over government in international court a triumph against impunity

Today’s court decision against the Nigerian security forces who  indiscriminately opened fire on peaceful protesters in Bundu Ama almost five years ago is a victory against impunity and a triumph for justice, Amnesty International and Collaborative Media Advocacy Platform (CMAP) said.

9 June 2014

Historic Colombia-FARC declaration fails to guarantee victims’ right to justice

The historic declaration agreed between the Colombian government and the country’s main guerrilla group, FARC, will not contribute to a lasting peace unless those responsible for human rights abuses, including war crimes and crimes against humanity, are brought to justice, said Amnesty International.

Region Americas
Country Colombia
9 June 2014

Egypt: New Leader Faces Rights Crisis, Should Not Ignore Worst Situation in Decades

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi takes office in Egypt in the midst of a human rights crisis as dire as in any period in the country’s modern history, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The new president should make addressing Egypt’s dismal human rights record a top priority.

 

Tags
  • Human Rights Standards
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
6 June 2014

North Korea: End persecution of Christians after reports US tourist detained

North Korean authorities must release all those detained solely for their religious beliefs, said Amnesty International, following reports that an American tourist has been arrested after he left a Bible at a hotel. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country North Korea
6 June 2014

Thailand: Deepening repression as high-profile activist arrested, others summoned by military courts

The arrest of a high-profile anti-coup protest leader and military court summons of seven peaceful protesters are the latest moves in a systematic and widening crackdown on key human rights by Thailand’s military, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand
6 June 2014

Pakistan: Ban of major private TV network is ‘attack on press freedom’

The Pakistani government’s suspension of Geo TV, the country’s largest private broadcaster, is a politically motivated attack on freedom of expression and the media, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Pakistan
6 June 2014

Former Guatemalan police chief found guilty for killings

The conviction of Guatemala’s former National Director of Police for a number of murders is a very significant step forward in the fight against impunity that has plagued Guatemala in the past, said Amnesty International today.

Region Americas
Country Guatemala
5 June 2014

On the first anniversary of Edward Snowden’s leaks Amnesty International demands protection for whistleblowers and privacy

There is an urgent need for international protection for whistleblowers and major reform to protect the right to privacy, said Amnesty International on the first anniversary of Edward Snowden’s revelations on the extent of government spy networks in various countries across the world.

Region Americas
Country USA
5 June 2014

Israel: Supreme Court must overturn ‘absurd’ travel ban on nuclear whistleblower

The Israeli government’s refusal to allow whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who leaked details of the country’s nuclear arsenal to the international media in 1986, to leave the country for even three days to attend events in the UK next week is entirely unjustified, said Amnesty International.

Region Middle East And North Africa

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