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30 April 2014

Syria: Failure to uphold UN resolution requires decisive Council action

The UN Security Council must take concrete action, including threatening targeted sanctions, against parties in Syria that are brazenly flouting the terms of a unanimous UN resolution calling for immediate humanitarian access and an end to human rights abuses, said Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
30 April 2014

Brunei Darussalam: Revoke new Penal Code allowing stoning, whipping and amputation

Brunei Darussalam’s shocking new Penal Code will take the country back to the dark ages when it comes to human rights, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
30 April 2014

USA: Another ‘botched’ execution underscores call to abolish death penalty

Last night’s “botched” execution in Oklahoma provides yet another stark reason why authorities across the USA should impose an immediate moratorium on judicial killing and work for abolition of this inescapably cruel punishment, Amnesty International said today.

 

Tags
  • Abolish the death penalty ,
  • Death Penalty
Region Americas
Country USA
29 April 2014

Greece: Stop unlawful and shameful expulsion of refugees and migrants

The European Union (EU) must sanction Greece for its failure to eradicate the routine and widespread practice of pushing back refugees and migrants arriving at its borders in search of protection, safety, and better futures in Europe

Tags
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Greece
29 April 2014

Indonesia’s next leader must prioritize human rights

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s decade in office has been marked by only patchy progress on human rights and Indonesia’s next leader must urgently tackle ongoing violations and repeal repressive and discriminatory laws, Amnesty International said today in a human rights agenda for Indonesia’s presidential candidates.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Indonesia
29 April 2014

Iraq: Security failures raise fears of election violence

Failure of the Iraqi authorities to tackle an alarming spike in violence is exposing voters who wish to cast their ballots in the country’s parliamentary elections on 30 April to high risk of attack, said Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
29 April 2014

Finland: CIA rendition probe findings ‘disappointing’

The failure of an official investigation to uncover hard evidence of Finland’s alleged role in the US-led programmes of rendition and secret detention a decade ago is deeply disappointing, said Amnesty International today. 

 

Tags
  • Detention,
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Finland
29 April 2014

Nauru’s refusal of access to detention centre another attempt to hide conditions

Nauru’s refusal to grant Amnesty International access to its Australian-run asylum seeker detention centre appears to be the latest attempt to avoid public scrutiny of the treatment of asylum seekers there. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Nauru
28 April 2014

Egypt unfair trial, death sentences make mockery of justice

Amnesty International today warned of grave flaws in Egypt's criminal justice system after a court in El Minya, Upper Egypt, confirmed death sentences for 37 people and imposed terms of life imprisonment to 491 in one case, and began the legal process of sentencing 683 to death in another.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
28 April 2014

Mexico: Congress must seize an historic opportunity to curb military impunity

The Mexican Congress must pass a reform of the Code of Military Justice that would see military personnel implicated in human rights violations against civilians face investigation and trial in the civilian justice system, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings,
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Trials And Legal Systems
Region Americas
Country Mexico

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