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

Regional News

from Americas

28 June 2010

Amnesty International has accused the Honduran authorities of failing to address serious human rights violations that followed the coup d’etat of 28 June 2009, when ex-President Manuel Zelaya was forced from power

24 June 2010

The release of a Cuban prisoner of conscience who spent almost a year in pre-trial detention at a maximum security prison after organizing protests critical of the government is long overdue

22 June 2010

Cuban President Raúl Castro has been urged to release a prisoner of conscience set to face trial on spurious charges after he organised a protest against the authorities.

16 June 2010

Other countries urged to follow suit to ensure justice for all whose rights are violated and who are denied an effective remedy in their own countries.

11 June 2010

As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.

11 June 2010

The Colombian government must not protect military officers from prosecution for human rights violations, Amnesty International has said.

10 June 2010

Luis Alfonso Plazas Vega faces 30 years in prison for the disappearance of 11 people in 1985 during a hostage situation at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, which left over 100 dead.

09 June 2010

Student Sergio Adrián Hernández was killed when an officer opened fire on a group of young Mexicans that were reportedly throwing stones.

07 June 2010

Two members of a previous convoy were killed last month, while trying to bring aid to the blockaded people of San Juan Copala in Oaxaca state.

28 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Peruvian authorities to drop unsubstantiated charges against a prominent Indigenous leader, who was detained on his return to the country this week after almost a year in Nicaragua.

27 May 2010

Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.

27 May 2010

Dozens of people have been killed in the capital city of Kingston during a security operation to arrest an alleged drug dealer.

21 May 2010

Sara López, Joaquín Aguilar and Guadalupe Borja, who have refused food for a week, are being detained for campaigning against high electricity prices.

20 May 2010

The Colombian authorities must investigate the killing of a human rights defender who was campaigning against abuses committed by paramilitaries and the security forces in the north-western region of Sucre.

14 May 2010

Authorities in the US state of Missouri should commute the death sentence of Reginald Clemons, who has been on death row for 17 years, Amnesty International urges in a new report.

05 May 2010

Indigenous rights activist Alberta Cariño and Jyri Antero Jaakola from Finland were killed in an ambush by armed men in the Triqui area.

30 April 2010

Judges ruled not to change the law, which says extrajudicial killings and acts of torture and rape committed by members of the former military regime were political acts.

30 April 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Cuban authorities to end harassment of independent journalists following a month in which several reporters were arbitrarily detained and intimidated for criticizing the government.

29 April 2010

All presidential candidates urged to send out a clear message that, if elected, they will put an end to many decades of abuses and impunity.

29 April 2010

The authorities have been urged to take immediate action to protect media workers after an escalating series of attacks has led to six journalists being killed in less than eight weeks.

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