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15 May 2014

Sudan: ‘Abhorrent’ death sentence for woman on grounds of her religion

The decision of a Sudanese court to sentence a heavily pregnant Sudanese Christian woman to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’, and to flogging for ‘adultery’, is truly abhorrent said Amnesty International today.

Tags
  • Abolish the death penalty ,
  • Death Penalty
Region Africa
Country Sudan
15 May 2014

Israeli forces display recklessness in killing of two protesters in West Bank

Israeli forces have displayed continuing recklessness in their use of force against Palestinian protesters when they killed two teenagers, and injured others, during a crackdown on demonstrations to commemorate the Nakba in the occupied West Bank today, said Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
14 May 2014

Proposals for Qatar migrant labour reform “a missed opportunity”

Proposed reforms announced by the Government of Qatar fall far short of the fundamental changes needed to address systemic abuses against migrant workers in the construction, domestic and other sectors, Amnesty International said today.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Qatar
14 May 2014

Turkish mine explosion: Tragedy should have been averted

The Turkish government must urgently investigate last night’s catastrophic coal mine explosion and reports of dangerous working practices in the mining sector to stop further tragedies

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkey
14 May 2014

Sudan: Woman facing death sentence on grounds of her religion must be released

A heavily pregnant Sudanese Christian woman who could be sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’, and to flogging for ‘adultery’ should be immediately and unconditionally released, Amnesty International said ahead of the ruling expected tomorrow.

Tags
  • Abolish the death penalty ,
  • Death Penalty
Region Africa
Country Sudan
13 May 2014

Amnesty International: Global crisis on torture exposed by new worldwide campaign

Amnesty International has accused governments around the world of betraying their commitments to stamp out torture, three decades after the ground-breaking Convention Against Torture was adopted by the UN in 1984.

Tags
  • Stop Torture,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
13 May 2014

Torture pervasive across Asia-Pacific

Torture is rife across the Asia-Pacific region, with China and North Korea among the worst offenders and a host of other governments betraying promises to stamp it out, Amnesty International said today as it launched its latest global campaign, Stop Torture.

13 May 2014

Amnesty International: Torture rampant in Africa as continent lags behind in criminalising the practice

Governments across Africa are betraying their commitments to stamp out torture, Amnesty International said today as it launched its latest global campaign, Stop Torture. The practice is rampant across the continent, which lags behind the rest of the world in criminalizing it.

Tags
  • Stop Torture,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region
Country Africa
13 May 2014

Chad border closure will cut off lifeline for CAR refugees

The Chadian government’s decision to close the country’s lengthy southern border will have a disastrous impact on men, women and children fleeing months of worsening ethnically-motivated violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), Amnesty International said today. 

 

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Conflict in the Central African Republic,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Africa
Country Chad
13 May 2014

Amnesty International accuses governments in the Americas of two-faced approach on torture

Governments across the Americas are being duplicitous on torture, Amnesty International said today, as it launched its latest global campaign, Stop Torture. 

Torture and ill-treatment are widespread across the continent and those responsible rarely face justice despite some of the most robust anti-torture laws and mechanisms at the national and regional level. 

Tags
  • Stop Torture,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region
Country Americas

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