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16 July 2014

Finland: European Court ruling a blow to transgender rights

A woman from Finland who came out as transgender during her marriage should be allowed to be legally recognized as a female without changing her marital status, Amnesty International said today after the European Court of Human Rights ruled against her.

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Finland
15 July 2014

Kenya: Victims still seeking justice for post-election violence

The government’s continued failure to properly investigate crimes committed during the 2007-2008 post-election violence and to provide justice and reparation for its victims is having a devastating impact on their lives and livelihoods, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

Region Africa
Country Kenya
15 July 2014

Iran: Youth at risk of hanging amid disturbing rise in juvenile executions

The Iranian authorities must halt the execution of a young man who was still a child at the time of his alleged crime, and reverse a disturbing rise in the execution of juvenile offenders which has resulted in at least eight individuals being put to death in the first half of 2014, for crimes allegedly committed when they were below the age of 18, Amnesty International urged today. 

Tags
  • Death Penalty
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran
14 July 2014

Iraq: Evidence of spiralling sectarian killings and abductions

A new briefing by Amnesty International sheds light on a growing pattern of sectarian killings and abductions by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) since the group seized Mosul, Iraq’s second-biggest city, and other parts of north-western Iraq last month.

Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
11 July 2014

Kenya: Refugees appeal against forced relocation to camps

Refugees in Nairobi are appealing against a controversial ruling that would force thousands of Somalis from their homes to live in squalid overcrowded camps in north Kenya, Amnesty International said today. 

Region Africa
Country Kenya
11 July 2014

Ukraine: Mounting evidence of abduction and torture

Amnesty International has gathered graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture meted out against activists, protesters and journalists in eastern Ukraine over the last three months

Tags
  • Stop Torture
Region Europe And Central Asia
Country Ukraine
11 July 2014

Ethiopia: End the onslaught on dissent as arrests continue

The Ethiopian authorities must halt their continuing onslaught on dissent, Amnesty International said today, after the arrest of four more opposition party members this week, who are believed to be at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

11 July 2014

Russia: Conviction against activist released from psychiatric unit must be overturned

The conviction against a peaceful Russian activist who was released from a closed psychiatric institution today must be overturned

Region Europe And Central Asia
11 July 2014

Israel/Gaza: UN must impose arms embargo and mandate an international investigation as civilian death toll rises

Amnesty International is calling for a UN-mandated international investigation into violations committed on all sides amidst ongoing Israeli air strikes across the Gaza Strip and continuing volleys of indiscriminate rocket fire from Palestinian armed groups into Israel.

Region Middle East And North Africa
11 July 2014

UK rushes through invasive surveillance laws as intelligence agencies go on trial

Amnesty International and Privacy International have accused the UK government of trying to rush through legislation in an attempt to deflect from a landmark hearing starting Monday, challenging the validity of UK spy agencies’ justification for mass surveillance of British citizens’ social media use. 

Region Europe And Central Asia
Country UK

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