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8 April 2014

Roma in Europe: Demanding justice and protection in the face of violence

European states are failing to curb and in some cases even fuelling discrimination, intimidation and violence against Roma, Amnesty International said on International Roma Day on 8 April

Tags
  • Discrimination
8 April 2014

USA: Texas Governor must stop execution of Mexican man with mental disability

Texas Governor Rick Perry must stop Wednesday’s execution of Ramiro Hernández Llanas, a Mexican national with a mental disability, Amnesty International said today.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Americas
Country USA
8 April 2014

Russian court forces closure of prominent human rights NGO

Today’s decision by the St Petersburg City Court to deny the appeal of a prominent Russian non-governmental organization (NGO) against a previous court order to register as a “foreign agent” is a legal assault on the whole of civil society in Russia

Region Europe And Central Asia
8 April 2014

USA/UK: Snowden alleges spy agencies have targeted human rights defenders

Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden’s latest allegations point to a very real risk that human rights defenders, including Amnesty International staff, have been the targets of mass surveillance by the US and British spy agencies. 

 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Individuals at Risk
Region Americas
Country USA
8 April 2014

Philippines: Supreme Court ruling bolsters landmark law on reproductive rights

The Philippine Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to uphold a landmark reproductive health law as constitutional is an important victory for millions of Filipino women and girls, Amnesty International said. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Philippines
7 April 2014

The world still failing to act despite Rwanda genocide shame

The international community has collectively failed to act on the lessons of the Rwandan genocide, said Amnesty International today as the world marks the 20th anniversary of the human catastrophe which left around 800,000 dead.

Tags
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes
Region Africa
Country Rwanda
7 April 2014

Egypt ‘tightens the vice’ on dissent by upholding conviction of three activists

A Cairo appeals court today upheld the conviction of three government critics for taking part in an “unauthorized” protest, a further sign that the Egyptian authorities are tightening the vice on freedom of expression and assembly, Amnesty International said. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
4 April 2014

New global coalition urges governments to keep surveillance technologies in check

World leaders must commit to keeping invasive surveillance systems and technologies out of the hands of dictators and oppressive regimes, said a new global coalition of human rights organizations as it launched today in Brussels. 

 

Tags
  • Activists,
  • Detention,
  • Freedom Of Expression,
  • Individuals at Risk,
  • Military, Security And Police Equipment,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment,
  • Arms control and human rights
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Belgium
4 April 2014

Central African Republic: Chad troop withdrawal must not block accountability

Yesterday’s surprise announcement by the Chadian Minister for Foreign Affairs that Chad would gradually withdraw its peacekeeping troops from neighbouring Central African Republic must not result in impunity for human rights violations committed there, Amnesty International said. 

 

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Armed Groups,
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes,
  • Impunity,
  • International Justice,
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants,
  • United Nations,
  • International Justice
Region Africa
Country Chad
4 April 2014

Egypt must release three activists jailed under repressive new protest law

Egypt must overturn the convictions of three government critics sentenced to three years in jail for taking part in an “unauthorized” protest and immediately and unconditionally release them, Amnesty International said ahead of the prisoners’ appeal verdict.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt

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