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Venezuela appears before the Committee against Torture
5 November 2014

Tomorrow, for the first time in 10 years, Venezuela will appear before the UN Committee against Torture which will scrutinize the state's compliance with ...

Public Statement       AMR 53/024/2014

Venezuela: Opposition leader Leopoldo López should be ...
4 November 2014

Leopoldo López, leader of the Venezuelan opposition party Voluntad Popular, should be immediately released in compliance with an August 2014 call ...

Public Statement       AMR 53/023/2014

Venezuela: Four people, including police, attack defender ...
3 November 2014

Human rights defender Luis Uzcátegui has reported being beaten by four people, including two police officers, near his home in Coro city, Falcón State ...

Urgent Action       AMR 53/022/2014

Venezuela: Briefing to the UN Committee Against Torture ...
3 November 2014

This briefing details Amnesty International's concerns about Venezuela's failure to fulfil its obligations under the Convention. It highlights the organization's ...

Report       AMR 53/020/2014

Wire, November/December 2014. Vol. 44, issue 006
1 November 2014

1) Agenda 2) Up front: 'I would like to thank everyone so much' 3) Write for Rights: 'Together we have such power' 4) An easy guide to Write for Rights ...

Newsletter       NWS 21/006/2014

UK: Court of Appeal allows lawsuit to proceed in case of ...
30 October 2014

Amnesty International welcomed the decision today from the Court of Appeal in London in the case of Abdul-Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar v Straw ...

Public Statement       EUR 45/010/2014

Dominican Republic: Torture denouncers threatened by police ...
27 October 2014

Ana Patricia Fermín has been receiving death threats from police since April 2014 after she reported that two of her relatives were tortured while in police ...

Urgent Action       AMR 27/014/2014

Colombia: Further information: Mass death threats to ...
27 October 2014

Around 100 human rights defenders received a death threat on 22 October from the Black Eagle paramilitaries in a statement sent to the New Rainbow ...

Urgent Action       AMR 23/033/2014

Venezuela: Lawyer threatened and under surveillance: Omar ...
24 October 2014

Private defence lawyer Omar Ernesto Silva Martínez has made a formal complaint after being repeatedly targeted with threatening calls and surveillance ...

Urgent Action       AMR 53/021/2014

Brazil: Community threatened by local rancher
24 October 2014

Around 20 families from the quilombo community of São José de Bruno in Matinha, Maranhão State, are currently being threatened and intimidated by ...

Urgent Action       AMR 19/012/2014