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8 October 2014

Nineteen deaths reported as violent clashes continue across south-east Turkey

The Turkish government must act to stop the spiralling violence which continues to rock the predominantly Kurdish south-east of the country where 19 people were killed and many injured during protests prompted by the advances of the armed group that calls itself the Islamic State towards Syria’s border with Turkey

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Turkey
7 October 2014

Sri Lanka: UN review highlights empty rights promises

Sri Lanka must stop making empty promises to the international community and the Sri Lankan people on improving the country’s still desperate human rights situation, Amnesty International said ahead of a UN review of the country’s rights record.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Sri Lanka
7 October 2014

Haiti: The truth must not die with Jean-Claude Duvalier

The death of former Haitian ruler Jean-Claude Duvalier must not halt the investigations and prosecutions owed to thousands of people killed, tortured, arbitrarily arrested and disappeared under his regime, said Amnesty International today.

Region Americas
Country Haiti
7 October 2014

Myanmar: Prisoner release ‘empty gesture’ as repression continues

An amnesty of thousands of prisoners in Myanmar is essentially an empty political gesture as scores of peaceful activists are believed to remain behind bars, Amnesty International said.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
7 October 2014

Thailand must investigate police torture allegations and respect human rights in tourist murder probe

Thailand must ensure an independent and thorough investigation into mounting allegations of torture and other ill-treatment by police and respect fair trial rights during their probe into the murder of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao, Amnesty International said today.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Thailand
7 October 2014

Alejandra Ancheita claims 2014 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

Alejandra Ancheita has been selected by the International Human Rights Community as the 2014 Martin Ennals Award Laureate. 

  • Activists
Region Americas
Country Mexico
6 October 2014

Chile: Pinochet victims see justice within their grasp

New legislation which would overturn an amnesty law that has been shielding perpetrators of human rights violations committed during Pinochet’s brutal regime is a monumental step forward against impunity, said Amnesty International today. 

Region Americas
Country Chile
6 October 2014

Mexico: Doubts over missing students’ fate as mass grave exhumed

Federal authorities must launch a full and thorough investigations into the disappearances for 43 missing students in Iguala, Mexico as doubts persist that the bodies found in a mass grave belong to the missing students, said Amnesty International today.

Region Americas
Country Mexico
3 October 2014

Hong Kong: Women and girls attacked as police fail to protect peaceful protesters

Hong Kong’s police failed in their duty to protect hundreds of peaceful pro-democracy protesters from attacks by counter demonstrators on Friday evening, Amnesty International said. 

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Hong Kong
2 October 2014

Bahrain: Release activist detained for ‘insulting’ government on Twitter

The Bahraini authorities must immediately release a prominent human rights activist who has been detained for posting tweets deemed insulting to the country’s Ministry of Interior, Amnesty International said today. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Bahrain

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