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19 September 2014

Ireland’s new abortion guidelines endanger the lives and rights of women and girls

Ireland’s latest guidelines on abortion are mere window-dressing that will confuse health professionals and endanger women’s lives and rights

Tags
  • My Body My Rights
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ireland
18 September 2014

Qatar: New cybercrimes law endangers freedom of expression

A controversial new cybercrimes law that criminalizes the spreading of “false news” on the internet poses a serious threat to freedom of expression in Qatar, said Amnesty International. 

Tags
  • Conflict in the Central African Republic,
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Qatar
18 September 2014

Thailand: Military trial of peaceful protesters an “affront to justice”

The conviction of four peaceful protesters by a Thai military court today is an affront to justice and another sign of repression under military rule, Amnesty International said. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand
18 September 2014

Iran ‘Happy’ dancers sentenced to jail and flogging in flagrant assault on freedom of expression

The Iranian authorities’ sentencing of seven people for making a homemade video of the Pharrell Williams’ song, “Happy”, reveals the authorities’ contempt for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
18 September 2014

Amnesty International responds to Nigerian police force's criticism of torture report

Tags
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
18 September 2014

Nigeria’s torture chambers exposed in new report

Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and children – some as young as 12 – using a wide range of methods including beatings, shootings and rape, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

Tags
  • Stop Torture,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Africa
Country Nigeria
16 September 2014

Campaign launch: EU must take urgent action in the face of increasing migrant death toll at sea

Amid news of further shipwrecks in the central Mediterranean, with reports of more than 700 feared drowned in the last few days, Amnesty International is releasing a promotional video ahead of a major report to be published on 30 September

Tags
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
15 September 2014

Central African Republic: Full deployment of UN peacekeepers urgently needed to protect civilian lives

The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) must be urgently brought up to full capacity to enable it to ensure the protection of a civilian population vulnerable to serious human rights violations, said Amnesty International today as the mission deploys.

Region Africa
15 September 2014

Mediterranean migrant boat shipwrecks highlight need for EU action

European leaders must do more to provide safe and legal ways for refugees and migrants to access international protection in the European Union

Tags
  • Conflict in Syria,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
15 September 2014

Bolivia: Presidential candidates must commit themselves to human rights

Presidential candidates must seize the chance to put human rights in the spotlight and address the violations that continue to affect the Bolivian people, said Amnesty International today as it sent an open letter to the five candidates standing for election on 12 October. 

Region Americas
Country Bolivia

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