2014 (21)
Nov 3 2014 1:27PM
Ukraine: falling from a trolleybus is not a war crime. Or is it?
'It’s not Europe. It’s a bit different… it’s a war here'. This is what a commander of the Aidar volunteer battalion told Amnesty earlier this year . War, or any full blow...
Sep 1 2014 12:50PM
Gao Zhisheng: released but not yet free
On 7 August, Gao Zhisheng, a prominent human rights lawyer often referred to as the ‘conscience of China’ was released from prison. Released, but not yet free, his future...
Aug 29 2014 4:39PM
Bolivia's search for truth, justice and reparation
For over 150 years between its independence from Spain and the mid-1980s, Bolivia was characterised by a history of coups, counter-coups and the occasional revolution. Si...
Aug 19 2014 2:06AM
Omar Sa'ad and conscientious objectors imprisoned in Israel for refusing to bear arms against Palestinians
With tensions high in Israel, this is a particularly difficult time to be a conscientious objector in a country where military service is compulsory for almost all of its...
Aug 4 2014 12:31PM
A death penalty for journalism in Iran
Iran’s hardline judiciary is getting very good at silencing its critics. Over the last decade, but especially following the 2009 presidential election when the authoritie...
Jul 29 2014 3:33PM
His child died while he was in prison
Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevedo's eight-year-old son was dying of cancer. Ángel is a black Honduran, a member of the downtrodden Garifuna community. In desperate hope of earn...
Jul 16 2014 2:04PM
Stand with Dina Meza – a journalist under threat in Honduras
Aspiring writers might dream of being an award-winning journalist with access to a wealth of captivating stories on crime, corruption and political intrigue. But what’s t...
Jul 15 2014 2:44AM
War crimes by all sides as sectarian violence against civilians continues in Iraq
ISIS, armed groups and militias, and Iraqi Government forces have committed war crimes and gross abuses of human rights in the conflict spreading across Iraq. Northern Ir...
Jul 4 2014 2:49PM
A 20-year battle won, and new hope for Paraguay's indigenous communities
On 11 June, Paraguay’s President Cartes signed into law an Expropriation Bill that returns more than 55 square miles of traditional land to the Sawhoyamaxa people – an ar...
Jun 30 2014 2:50PM
Rwandan newspaper editor released
Just the news I’d been hoping for! Agnes Uwimana Nkusi was released three weeks earlier than expected on 18 June. In her working life, she was the editor of the tabloid n...
Jun 20 2014 2:58PM
Show trials, intolerance and discrmination: Gezi Park one year on
Twitter is everywhere these days and everyone seems to be tweeting - compressing our lives into short updates to share with the world. So what could be more ‘now’ than a...
May 9 2014 5:45PM
A breakthrough for indigenous rights in Paraguay
Paraguay’s Senate have voted to support an Expropriation Bill that could prove a landmark in the struggle of the country’s indigenous communities to gain recognition of t...
May 2 2014 7:52PM
World Press Freedom Day: where does Cuba sit?
World Press Freedom Day on 3 May spotlights Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this ri...
Apr 30 2014 12:41PM
Starvation and torture. Ban Ki Moon's second report on humanitarian access to Syria
Last week, Ban Ki Moon presented his second report on the ‘implementation of Security Council Resolution 2139’ – the resolution calling on all sides in Syria to allow imm...
Apr 24 2014 12:53PM
Arrested - and shot at - for praying. The Indonesian approach to policing peaceful gatherings
Ahead of the Indonesian elections this month we joined TAPOL, Survival International and Down to Earth outside the Indonesian Embassy to call for the immediate and uncond...
Mar 11 2014 4:01PM
Deliberate starvation and war crimes in Yarmouk
In Yarmouk just a few years ago you could never go hungry. A place which began as a Palestinian refugee camp in 1948 developed into a bustling commercial hub. Now, it’s n...
Mar 6 2014 2:35PM
World Book Day: Guantánamo’s Restricted Library
Today's World Book Day celebrates and encourages reading. What will you pick up today? Some Shakespeare, a classic fairy tale such as Puss in Boots perhaps, or something...
Mar 5 2014 12:23PM
Huber Matos: The Night Has Come
Huber Matos, who was Amnesty’s first Cuban prisoner of conscience, has died aged 95. Matos was a schoolteacher who became an army commander in the revolutionary forces fi...
Mar 2 2014 2:59PM
2013 Human Rights report on Indigenous people of Bangladesh
The 2013 Human Rights Report on Indigenous people of Bangladesh has been published by the Kapaeeng Foundation, with the support of Oxfam and the European Union. The repor...
Jan 8 2014 11:52AM
After Turkey's Gezi Park protests: passion, distrust and fear in court
“We must be careful today. Last time, the police used tear gas and we had to run.” This was my interpreter’s warning as we walked to the court in Ankara to observe the th...
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