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29 August 2014

Japan: Secret execution as authorities ignore calls for reform

The execution of two men in Japan on Friday flies in the face of growing calls in the country to halt the use of capital punishment, said Amnesty International.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Japan
29 August 2014

Nepal: Deliver justice for “disappeared”

The failure of the Nepali authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the disappearance of five men more than a decade ago is symptomatic of their wilful inaction in such cases, Amnesty International said ahead of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on 30 August.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Nepal
29 August 2014

Russian NGO branded as “foreign agent” after reporting on Russian military action in Ukraine

Russia’s official branding of a civil society organization as a “foreign agent”, an expression akin to “spying”, for speaking out on Ukraine is a sign of the country’s determination to suppress any information about its military activities there, Amnesty International said.

Region Europe And Central Asia
26 August 2014

Viet Nam: Police beatings outside court amid crackdown on activism

The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, Amnesty International said today after three human rights defenders were sentenced to jail and police beat and arrested their supporters. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Viet Nam
22 August 2014

China: Death row inmate freed after six years of trials and appeals

The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had languished in prison through six years’ of appeals, is another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions and abolish the death penalty in the country, Amnesty International said.

Tags
  • Abolish the death penalty ,
  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
22 August 2014

‘Public execution’ in football stadium shows Libya’s descent into lawlessness

A shocking video showing an execution-style killing by an armed group at a football stadium in eastern Libya highlights the authorities’ failure to prevent parts of the country from descending into violence and lawlessness, Amnesty International said today. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
22 August 2014

Saudi Arabia: Scheduled beheading reflects authorities’ callous disregard to human rights

The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is continuing unabated with another beheading scheduled for Monday 25 August, said Amnesty International today.

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
22 August 2014

Gaza: Hamas must end summary executions as ‘informers’ face firing squad

Hamas must halt its campaign of summary executions of suspected collaborators, Amnesty International today said after at least 18 more Palestinians were put to death by firing squad for allegedly providing information to Israel.

Tags
  • Armed Conflict,
  • Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings
Region Middle East And North Africa
22 August 2014

Iraqi authorities must investigate ‘massacre’ at Sunni mosque

The Iraqi authorities must properly investigate the unlawful killing of dozens of worshippers at a Sunni mosque north-east of the capital Baghdad today, Amnesty International said.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
22 August 2014

Separatist forces in Ukraine accused of threatening mass ‘executions’

The armed group calling itself the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) must not carry out 'executions', including a reported threat of killing prisoners facing life sentences, Amnesty International said today. 

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine

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