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27 June 2014

Human rights lawyer latest victim of Egypt’s repressive protest law

The conviction of a human rights lawyer jailed for taking part in a peaceful protest must be overturned, said Amnesty International ahead of an appeal hearing in the case on Saturday 28 June. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt
26 June 2014

Japan: Secret execution a stain on justice system

The Japanese authorities’ determination to continue with secret executions despite growing concern on the use of the death penalty in the country is a scar on the justice system, said Amnesty International. 

Tags
  • Abolish the death penalty ,
  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Japan
26 June 2014

Libya must ensure proper investigation after prominent lawyer shot dead

The Libyan authorities must ensure that yesterday’s killing of a leading human rights activist in Benghazi is properly investigated and that those responsible are brought to justice, Amnesty International said. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Libya
25 June 2014

Sudan: Satellite images of indiscriminate bombing reveal potential war crime in Southern Kordofan

Attacks on civilian areas, including indiscriminate aerial bombardments by Sudan’s government forces, have resulted in increased destruction in Southern Kordofan and may constitute a war crime, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.

 

Region Africa
Country Sudan
25 June 2014

China: Supreme Court overturns death sentence of woman who killed violent husband

The decision by China’s Supreme People’s Court to overturn the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her husband after suffering months of domestic abuse, highlights the urgent need for the authorities to do more to prevent violence against women, said Amnesty International. 

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country China
25 June 2014

Sudan: End arbitrary detention of activists and investigate torture allegations

The Sudanese government should immediately charge or release recently detained political activists, and investigate all allegations that they have  been subjected to torture and ill-treatment, the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and REDRESS said today. 

 

Region Africa
Country Sudan
25 June 2014

Saudi Arabia must stop prosecuting human rights activists on spurious charges

A prominent Saudi Arabian activist convicted today for speaking out on the human rights situation in his country should have his sentence quashed, Amnesty International said amid an ongoing crackdown on rights groups.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Saudi Arabia
24 June 2014

Malaysia must end ban on Christians saying ‘Allah’

Malaysia’s ban on Christians using the word “Allah” to refer to God is an abuse against free speech and must be scrapped, Amnesty International said after the country’s highest court upheld the controversial government ban.

Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Malaysia
24 June 2014

Media Advisory - Torture Day: Amnesty International supporters worldwide take to the streets in support of victims

From a football stadium in Mali to the doorstep of the President’s office in Ukraine, Amnesty International supporters around the world will mobilize Thursday to stand in solidarity with victims and demand the world’s governments take concerted action to stamp out torture.

Tags
  • Stop Torture,
  • Torture And Ill-treatment
23 June 2014

Dark day for media freedom as Al Jazeera journalists convicted

The conviction today of three Al Jazeera English journalists accused of “falsifying news” and belonging to or assisting the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt is a ferocious attack on media freedom, said Amnesty International. 

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Egypt

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