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

Regional News

from Americas

12 September 2008
With evidence that the CIA operated a secret detention facility in Poland mounting, Amnesty International has welcomed the news that public prosecutors have initiated
29 August 2008
Organization also calls on the Argentinean authorities to investigate the 2006 disappearance of Jorge Julio López.
13 August 2008
Julia Ozorio Gamecho is the first woman to tell the Truth and Justice Commission about how she was sexually abused by the military during General Alfredo Stroessner's
08 August 2008
Convicted of  “providing material support for terrorism”, the Yemeni national was sentenced to five and a half years in prison at the first US milita
07 August 2008
José Medellín was put to death in violation of the USA’s international legal obligations and despite worldwide appeals for the execution to be st
06 August 2008
Matthew Pollard, Amnesty International's legal advisor, describes the Guantánamo hearings and discusses the reasons for his being in Guantánamo.
06 August 2008
Salim Hamdan, a Yemeni national, has been convicted by a panel of six US military officers of "providing material support for terrorism", but acquitted of &q
05 August 2008
Matt Pollard, Amnesty International’s latest trial observer atthe recent military commission hearings at Guantánamo Bay, gives a sense of what it was like
17 July 2008
Thursday 17 July marks the tenth anniversary of the Rome Statute, the treaty that led to the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
15 July 2008
Reacting to the release of a video publicly showing Canadian citizen Omar Khadr being questioned at the US detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Amnesty International
04 July 2008
After six years in captivity at the hands of the FARC guerrilla group, the former Colombian presidential candidate was freed following a military operation.
26 June 2008
To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International members and supporters are taking action around the world.
18 June 2008
On the 12 June 2008 the US Supreme Court  recognized, in the case of Boumediene v.Bush, the right of those detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba to challenge
05 June 2008
In June 2008, Amnesty International will campaign worldwide to end the use of torture and other ill-treatment. 
02 June 2008
The first female judge to work at the High Court in Pakistan, Majida Razvi; a young Brighton-based Zimbabwean, Alois Mbawara; and Murat Kurnaz, released from Guant&aac
15 May 2008
Extradition of Colombian paramilitary leaders should not be used as an excuse to end investigations into the role played by paramilitaries in committing human rights
14 May 2008
Parliamentarians present US government officials with an Amnesty International declaration endorsed by over 1,200 of their counterparts worldwide.
08 May 2008
A life-size model of a cell at Guantánamo will travel to US cities to bring a taste of the harsh realities of prolonged isolation in detention to the US public.
18 April 2008
The US Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the state of Kentucky's lethal injection procedures are constitutional.
07 April 2008
All UN member states are facing a rigorous examination of their human rights records.
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Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in...
The number of killings perpetrated by the police is on the rise again...
The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had...
After fleeing their homes and surviving a perilous Mediterranean...
A shocking video showing an execution-style killing by an armed group...