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A leaked cable confirms images released by Amnesty International showing that the US military carried out a missile strike in south Yemen that killed dozens of local residents.
Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of Nasser Mohammad-Khani, a former striker for the Iranian national team, has been hanged for stabbing to death her husband's permanent wife.
In a new report, Amnesty International and other human rights organizations show how Israel's failure to lift the blockade is depriving Palestinians of access to clean water, electricity, jobs, and desperately-needed materials for construction projects.
Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to fully investigate the deaths, violence and other human rights abuses that marred last Sunday’s parliamentary elections.
Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of Nasser Mohammad-Khani, a former striker for the Iranian national team, is due to be executed on Wednesday for stabbing to death her husband's permanent wife.
Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to stop the trial in a military court of a Facebook user facing up to five years in prison after he published public information on Egypt’s military service.
Journalist and lawyer Muhammad 'Abd al-Qader al-Jasem was sentenced to one year in prison this week after he was convicted of criminal defamation.
The treaty will enter into force on 23 December, after Iraq became the 20th country to ratify it.
Amnesty International has condemned the Israeli authorities following the demolition of a Bedouin village in southern Israel for the seventh time since July.
Amnesty International has condemned a bomb attack in Yemen that reportedly killed at least 17 people and injured 15 as they travelled to celebrate a Shi’a festival in the northern town of al-Zahir.
Amnesty International today called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, following the reported discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman in a skip.
Kareem Amer was freed after completing a four-year prison term for allegedly criticizing President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's al-Azhar religious authorities and Islam in a blog.
The family of Ahmed Shaaban, a 19-year-old man, allege that he died after being tortured and physically abused by police officers in Alexandria.
Some of 23 detainees say they have been beaten, deprived of sleep and forced to stand for long periods in reprisal for previous torture claims.
Lebanese national 'Ali Hussain Sibat will now be retried with a view to considering commutation of his sentence and deportation to Lebanon at the end of his sentence.
Deaths and injuries occurred during a security forces operation to forcibly removal of thousands of people from the camp near Laayoune, Western Sahara.
Kareem Amer, who was jailed for four years for criticizing President Hosni Mubarak and Islam, is still being held despite being due for release last week.
Award-winning activist Muhannad al-Hassani, currently serving a three-year prison sentence, was severely beaten by his cellmate last month.
Amnesty International today called on Iran to immediately release the lawyer and son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who is at risk of execution by stoning.
Amnesty International condemns as a war crime Sunday’s attack on a church in Baghdad by an armed group, in which more than 40 civilians were killed as security forces tried to free hostages.