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

Regional News

from Americas

20 October 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Peruvian authorities to step up recent efforts to decriminalise abortion in the country.
19 October 2009

The invaluable work carried out by human rights defenders in Colombia must be respected by all the parties to the armed conflict, Amnesty International has said.
16 October 2009
Amnesty International has criticised the Paraguayan Congress for rejecting a draft bill that would have returned ancestral land to the Yakye Axa indigenous community.
16 October 2009
Sister Helen Prejean gives Amnesty International her personal account on how educating people on the issue of the death penalty can make a difference.
15 October 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General has called on world leaders and policy makers to shift the debate on poverty from economics to addressing the human rights problems that impoverish and keep people poor.
13 October 2009
Yoani Sánchez was due to accept an award for her journalism in New York. This is the fourth time she has been refused permission by the authorities to travel outside Cuba in the past two years.
09 October 2009
US President Barack Obama must keep justice, human rights and the rule of law at the centre of his efforts to promote peace.
09 October 2009
A Texas man who faces execution after jurors at his trial consulted the Bible when deliberating his fate should have his death sentence commuted, Amnesty International has said.
09 October 2009
01 October 2009
The three men were part of a group of seven undocumented migrants from El Salvador and Ecuador who where shot at by Mexican security forces as they crossed into the state of Chiapas.
30 September 2009
Honduran de facto president Roberto Micheletti urged to rescind a decree that provides sweeping new powers of detention to the police, bans all public meetings and imposes a 45 day curfew.
30 September 2009
Marvin Ortiz, a journalist with Radio Globo in Honduras, talks to Amnesty International about how the station was forcibly and violently shut down in a joint police and military operation.
25 September 2009
Five people are reported to have been killed during a week of violent political unrest in Honduras.
24 September 2009
Amnesty International has received continuing reports of numerous demonstrators being beaten by police and some several hundred detained across Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras.
24 September 2009
An Amnesty International campaigner, a musician and a member of the UK parliament are visiting death row inmate Troy Davis in the US state of Georgia.
18 September 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General has urged the White House to refer the report on violations of international law committed in Gaza to the UN Security Council.
17 September 2009
Amnesty International welcomes the release of Mexican prisoner of conscience Jacinta Francisco Marcial.
16 September 2009
Muntadhar al-Zaidi has been released after nine months in prison for throwing his shoes at former US President George W Bush. He has said that he was tortured by Iraqi security services.
15 September 2009
US President Barack Obama has extended the trade embargo against Cuba - missing an opportunity to improve the human rights situation for people on the island.
14 September 2009
The proposed changes could lead to a ban on abortions, putting the lives of women and girls at risk and potentially increasing maternal deaths in the country.
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