Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Americas

08 April 2011

Clashes between protesters and police over a mining project have left three dead over the past week and scores injured.

07 April 2011

Authorities urged to conduct a full investigation into the deaths of 59 people, whose bodies were found on a route used by migrants travelling to the USA.

07 April 2011

Pennsylvania Attorney General set to decide whether to appeal ruling that could allow murder suspect Jordan Brown to face juvenile court.

05 April 2011

Guantanamo detainee Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be tried by a military commission rather than in an ordinary federal court. 

24 March 2011

Private Bradley Manning has been held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day and subjected to other unreasonable restrictions since July 2010.

23 March 2011

Authorities urged to halt the evictions by security forces which have so far left 2,500 people homeless and resulted in the death of one man.

23 March 2011

Authorities urged not to force activists into exile after José Ferrer and Félix Navarro, the final two from a group of 75 detained in March 2003, were freed.

17 March 2011

Amnesty International urges several US states to abandon planned legislation that would drastically restrict workers' rights.

17 March 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to two prominent women activists forced to flee their homes after receiving death threats for their human rights work.

16 March 2011

Cuba is still stifling freedom of expression despite high profile prisoner releases, continuing to harass, arrest and intimidate hundreds of activists.

11 March 2011

Activist Néstor Rodríguez Lobaina was detained for his human rights work three months ago and is set to face trial at the end of March.

10 March 2011

Illinois will become the 16th state in the USA to ban capital punishment when the law signed by Governor Quinn comes into effect on 1 July.

07 March 2011

Authorities urged to stop the high numbers of women being killed across the country and ensure perpetrators are brought to justice, ahead of International Women's Day.

28 February 2011

Control Arms Coalition calls on countries meeting at the UN in New York this week to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers.

25 February 2011

Authorities urged to investigate the killings and to protect the rest of the indigenous Quebrada Seca community in the east of the country.

25 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to the family of a murdered human rights activist, after three of her relatives were today found dead.

22 February 2011

Amnesty International has urged Cuban authorities to end the harassment of relatives of a human rights activist who died during a hunger strike last year.

16 February 2011

Amnesty International urges members of Trinidad and Tobago’s parliament to vote against a constitutional amendment Bill which would allow executions to be resumed in the country.

10 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to investigate the whereabouts of three relatives of a murdered human rights activist who were abducted this week.

07 February 2011

Ten prisoners of conscience remain detained by the authorities after Guido Sigler Amaya was freed on Friday.

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The Netherlands’ repeated attempts to argue for the forcible return...
Prisoner of conscience and torture victim Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevedo...
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An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-...
Testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that Egyptian...