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19 February 2014

Spain to extradite asylum seeker to risk of torture in Kazakhstan

Spain must refrain from forcibly returning Aleksandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan, Amnesty International said today, shortly after learning of the Spanish government’s decision to authorize his extradition

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Spain
19 February 2014

Ukraine: Experts available for interview

Amnesty International experts in Kyiv and London are monitoring the continuing violence between anti-government protestors and security forces in central Kyiv that has taken the lives of at least 25 people

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
19 February 2014

UK: Chilling High Court decision upholds use of terrorism legislation against David Miranda

The High Court of England and Wales struck a blow against freedom of expression today when it ruled that the nine-hour detention of David Michael Miranda, partner of the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, under anti-terrorism legislation was lawful and proportionate

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK
19 February 2014

Venezuela: Trial of opposition leader an affront to justice and free assembly

The charges brought against Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López smack of a politically motivated attempt to silence dissent in the country, said Amnesty International.

Tags
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Americas
Country Venezuela
18 February 2014

Russia: Nine new arrests near Sochi Olympics include Pussy Riot activists

The Russian authorities must immediately release nine people – including activists and journalists – who have been arrested in central Sochi

Region Europe And Central Asia
18 February 2014

Bahrain: Outspoken activist fears re-arrest days after her release

A Bahraini activist recently released from prison has told Amnesty International she fears she may be rearrested when she attends court this week to face further spurious charges. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain
18 February 2014

Amnesty International calls on Mexico’s President to confront critical human rights situation

At a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, delivered a memorandum demanding an urgent list of actions to combat entrenched impunity and serious human rights violations.  

Tags
  • Disappearances And Abductions,
  • Impunity,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
Region Americas
Country Mexico
17 February 2014

North Korea: UN Security Council must act on crimes against humanity

The United Nations Security Council must increase pressure on North Korea to address the horrific human rights situation in the country, Amnesty International said following publication of a damning UN report. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country North Korea
17 February 2014

Carnage in northern Nigeria amounts to crimes against humanity

Attacks by Islamist armed groups that have killed more than 200 people in recent weeks in northern Nigeria have been increasingly deadly and sophisticated, and amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said.

Region Africa
Country Nigeria
17 February 2014

Afghanistan: President Karzai blocks law protecting perpetrators of domestic violence

Amnesty International commended President Hamid Karzai’s decision not to sign the draft Criminal Procedure Code, which would have denied justice to victims of rape, domestic violence and under-aged and forced marriage. The law was a threat to progress made on women's human rights, and the President’s veto is welcome. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan

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