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

Regional News

from Americas

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.
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.
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