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30 October 2014

Oman: Release politician jailed for taking part in environmental protest

The Omani authorities must release a politician jailed for his involvement in an environmental protest, Amnesty International said after an appeal court upheld today. 

 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Oman
29 October 2014

Bangladesh: Death penalty will not bring justice for crimes during independence war

The death sentence against a leading opposition figure in Bangladesh for war crimes will not bring justice to the millions of victims of the independence war, Amnesty International said. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Bangladesh
28 October 2014

Ethiopia: Ethnic Oromos arrested, tortured and killed by the state in relentless repression of dissent

Thousands of members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, are being ruthlessly targeted by the state based solely on their perceived opposition to the government, said Amnesty International in a new report released today.

28 October 2014

Countries urge El Salvador to change repressive abortion laws

El Salvador came under pressure from nine countries at the United Nations last night to amend its repressive and out-dated abortion laws. The effects of these laws amount to institutionalized violence, torture and other forms of ill-treatment against women and girls, said Amnesty International.  

Region Americas
Country El Salvador
28 October 2014

Gambia must heed UN warning to improve its human rights record

The Gambian authorities must heed a warning from the international community about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Africa
Country Gambia
28 October 2014

Bahrain: Halt deportation of individuals arbitrarily stripped of nationality

A decision by a court in Bahrain today to deport 10 people who have been stripped of their Bahraini nationality must be quashed, said Amnesty International. 

 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
27 October 2014

Malaysia: End persecution of Anwar Ibrahim and other government critics

The Malaysian authorities should end their politically motivated persecution of government critics including Anwar Ibrahim, Amnesty International said ahead of the final decision in the long-standing ‘sodomy’ case against the opposition leader.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
27 October 2014

Nigeria releases man who barely escaped the gallows after 19 years on death row

The release of a man who spent 19 years on death row in Nigeria and was seconds away from execution last year painfully illustrates the inherent brutality and unfairness of the death penalty, said Amnesty International today.

Tags
  • Abolish the death penalty ,
  • Death Penalty
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
27 October 2014

Sri Lanka: Activists petition parliament on Day of the Disappeared

As Sri Lanka marks its national Day for the Disappeared on 27 October 2014, activists will petitioned parliamentarians to bring justice for the tens of thousands of disappeared in the country.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
27 October 2014

Bahrain: Release activist facing three years in jail for ‘insulting’ tweets

Bahrain’s authorities must immediately release Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist who has been detained over tweets he posted that were deemed insulting to the Ministries of Interior and Defence said Amnesty International, ahead of a verdict in his case on Wednesday. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain

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