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

Regional News

from Americas

12 July 2013

The U.S. government should immediately drop the most serious charges against Pvt. Bradley Manning, Amnesty International said today after the conclusion of all testimony in the case.

12 July 2013

Amnesty International met with US whistleblower Edward Snowden at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Friday

11 July 2013

Chile must provide a pregnant 11 year old girl who was raped by her stepfather with all the psychological and medical support she needs, and make all options available, including access to safe abortion services.

10 July 2013

An elderly man who has been held in solitary confinement in a prison in Louisiana for over 40 years and has now been diagnosed with terminal cancer should be immediately released.

05 July 2013

The hunger strike is due to start on Monday 8 July in protest at authorities' failure to carry out promised reforms.

02 July 2013

The US authorities’ relentless campaign to hunt down and block whistleblower Edward Snowden’s attempts to seek asylum amounts to a gross violation of his human rights.

26 June 2013

52-year-old Kimberly McCarthy, currently held in prison in Texas, is set to become the 500th person to be executed since the reinstatement of capital punishment in the USA in 1976.

24 June 2013

in 2011, 30-year-old mother of four Miriam Isaura López Vargas was tortured and raped by Mexican soldiers who wanted her to "confess" to trafficking drugs through a military checkpoint

24 June 2013

The US authorities must not prosecute anyone for disclosing information about the government’s human rights violations, Amnesty International said after Edward Snowden was charged under the Espionage Act.

14 June 2013

The lack of effective actions by Paraguay’s authorities to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the deaths of 17 people during a raid a year ago is worrying.

14 June 2013

Brazilian police must avoid excessive use of force, Amnesty International said after scores of people have been injured and detained during several demonstrations in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo over a transportation fare hike.

12 June 2013

Members of Colombia ’s Congress should reject a proposed law which will shield members of the armed forces and the police from justice for crimes under international law.

07 June 2013

New revelations about the alleged reach of the US National Security Agency (NSA)’s surveillance efforts raise serious questions about the US authorities’ respect for the right to privacy.

07 June 2013

An anonymous source warned local police in Colombia that paramilitaries are intending to kill a human rights defender and his family.

04 June 2013

A new report highlights Mexico’s ongoing pattern of disappearances amid the government’s efforts to rein in organized criminal groups.

04 June 2013

El Salvador’s government on Monday administered an early caesarean section to stop a woman from dying because of complications posed by a non-viable pregnancy and serious illness.

03 June 2013

The trial against US soldier Bradley Manning, who faces multiple charges in relation to obtaining and distributing thousands of classified documents to unauthorized parties, begins today.

31 May 2013

El Salvador’s Minister of Health suggested an early cesarean section could be performed to preserve the health and life of a seriously ill pregnant woman.

30 May 2013

The decision by the Constitutional Chamber of El Salvador's Supreme Court of Justice to deny Beatriz her appeal for access to a therapeutic abortion is "shameful and discriminatory".

29 May 2013

A new law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt, currently with the Shura Council, would effectively be a death blow to independent civil society in the country.

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