Kenya’s government should halt the proposed eviction of more than 50,000 people living alongside the country’s railway lines until guidelines that conform with international human rights standards have been adopted, Amnesty International said today.
Amnesty International today condemned the executions by the Hamas de facto authority of two Palestinian men in Gaza in the early hours of this morning. Both men had been convicted in 2009 by military courts in Gaza of charges of “collaboration” with the Israeli military and involvement in murder.
Amnesty International is calling on newly-elected President Viktor Yanukovych and his government to ensure accountability for human rights abuses by bringing the country’s laws and practices into line with international standards
The disappearance of six men from police custody in Port Harcourt one year ago must be independently and impartially investigated by the Federal Minister of Justice and their whereabouts revealed to their families, Amnesty International said today.
(City): Today (10th April 2010) activists from 18 countries will join a coordinated, global day of action, calling on Sudanese parties to ensure that the upcoming elections do not become a flashpoint for increased violence and human rights abuses. In recent days, many opposition parties have withdrawn from critical parts of the elections citing concerns that the election will not be free and fair and reports of widespread restrictions on basic freedoms. Campaigners fear that although the eyes of the world will turn to Sudan during the elections there will be inadequate focus on the human rights situation on the ground.