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Sep 23 2011 12:00 am
Haiti: New report- bring Baby Doc to justice

Amnesty International today urged Haitian authorities to bring former President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier to justice for the human rights abuses committed under his regime from 1971 - 1986. The...

Sep 23 2011 12:00 am
Syria: mutilated body of 18-year-old woman found by family in morgue - latest death in custody

* Body was decapitated, with arms cut off and skin removed * First case of woman dying in custody * Brother also died in custody, taking total to 103 Fresh evidence of the extreme brutality being...

Sep 22 2011 12:00 am
Bloody Sunday: Financial compensation is only one part of the right to remedy

Responding to media reports that the UK Ministry of Defence had contacted solicitors for families of many of the victims of Bloody Sunday to make compensation offers, Amnesty International said that...

Sep 21 2011 12:00 am
Troy Davis execution: Campaigners say they are 'outraged and saddened'

42-year-old executed despite huge response to ‘Too Much Doubt’ campaign Campaigners have expressed their shock and sadness at the execution of Troy Davis in the US state of Georgia early this morning...

Sep 21 2011 12:00 am
Pakistan: Murder of 29 Shi'as demonstrate failure to protect

Groups are striking their victims at will in Balochistan The killing of 29 Shi’a Muslims in Pakistan’s Balochistan province highlights the failure of Pakistani authorities to address sectarian...

Sep 21 2011 12:00 am
Vigil tonight at US embassy in London ahead of scheduled Troy Davis execution

‘Too Much Doubt’ campaigners will assemble outside embassy from 10pm Bianca Jagger and Amnesty UK director Kate Allen will lead candle-lit event Bianca Jagger, the Council of Europe’s Goodwill...

Sep 21 2011 12:00 am
Iran: Release of US hikers a 'long overdue' step

The release of the two US hikers imprisoned for more than two years in Iran is welcome, but long overdue, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty International Deputy Director for Middle East and...

Sep 21 2011 12:00 am
Liberia: Appalling prison conditions must be improved

Conditions in many prisons across Liberia are so poor that they violate basic human rights with inmates crowded into dirty cells without adequate food, water or healthcare, Amnesty International said...

Sep 21 2011 12:00 am
Colombia: New report reveals that authorities fail survivors of sexual violence

“Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and girls in Colombia are often treated as trophies of war” The Colombian authorities have failed to tackle the lack of justice for Women's...

Sep 20 2011 12:00 am
Public hanging of teenager for killing Iran's 'strongest man' should be halted

The Iranian authorities must halt the execution of a 17-year old accused of killing an athlete known as “Iran’s strongest man”, Amnesty International said today. Alireza Molla-Soltani is to be hanged...