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

Regional News

from Americas

03 September 2009
Chilean Judge Victor Montiglio issued the arrest warrants against the agents in relation to a number of security operations that targeted opponents of Augusto Pinochet during the 1970s.
28 August 2009
Twelve people, including four children, all thought to be members of the same family, have been killed by unidentified gunmen. This is the third such killing in less than a year.
28 August 2009
Following a large-scale police operation, the families are now sleeping under plastic sheeting on land opposite the site of the eviction. They are without food or blankets in cold, wet conditions.
27 August 2009
US Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a "preliminary review" into the secret detention programme operated by the CIA after the attacks of 11 September 2001. It's a welcome first step but it's not enough, says Amnesty International.
18 August 2009
Mother of six Jacinta Francisco Marcial has been in prison since 2006. She has been sentenced to 21 years for her part in the alleged kidnapping of six federal agents in Mexico.
18 August 2009
In a 6-2 ruling, the nation's highest court decided that Davis should have another chance to prove his innocence before the state of Georgia puts him to death.
14 August 2009
Santiago Omar Riveros, who ran a detention centre, was found guilty of torturing and beating to death a 15 year old boy. He is also accused of over 40 crimes against humanity involving victims of the era's so-called "disappeared".
10 August 2009
The former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is to receive the award from President Obama this week.
31 July 2009
A US judge has ordered the release of a young Afghan detained in Guantánamo Bay after six and a half years in US custody.
23 July 2009
A Brazilian organization has thanked Amnesty International after an action by the organization brought safety to a peasant farmer and land rights activist.
22 July 2009
Usra al-Hussein’s imprisonment for almost a year, may have been related to her efforts to communicate with an international organization regarding the detention conditions of her husband.
07 July 2009
An investigation into 20 deaths by Rio de Janeiro's Public Prosecutors Office has implicated the officers in the formation of a death squad and unlawful killings.
06 July 2009
Protests are escalating in Honduras with reports of protestors being beaten. Nineteen-year-old protestor, Isis Obed Murillo, died from gunshot wounds on Sunday.
30 June 2009
Further demonstrations are expected in support of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted on Sunday.
28 June 2009
Members of a Congressional committee in Paraguay have voted against returning Indigenous lands back to the Yakye Axa community.
24 June 2009
Former detainees held by the USA at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan have told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) how they were subjected to abuse while in cust
09 June 2009
Nine demonstrators and 24 police officers were confirmed killed during protests by Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon town of Bagua.
04 June 2009
US President Barack Obama met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on Thursday as he continued his trip to the Middle East.
04 June 2009
Plans to kill Marcelo Freixo and his aide were found during a long-term police operation against militia groups controlling over a hundred shantytowns in Rio de Janei
03 June 2009
Terry Lee Hankins was the 16th person to be executed in Texas this year, out of a national total of 30.
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