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Sep 27 2012 12:00 am
Indecency charges against Tunisian woman in 'police rape' case should be dropped

The Tunisian authorities must drop indecency charges against a woman who was summoned to court yesterday after she had complained that police officers raped her earlier this month, Amnesty...

Sep 27 2012 12:00 am
COLOMBIA: Lack of justice for victims of sexual violence gives green light to rapists

Victims of sexual violence in Colombia’s decades-long armed conflict face little hope of ever getting justice, Amnesty International said in a new report today. The Colombian authorities have...

Sep 27 2012 12:00 am
SWEDEN: Amnesty calls on Swedish authorities to issue assurance it won't extradite Assange to USA

The Swedish authorities should issue assurances to the UK and to Julian Assange that if he leaves Ecuador’s London embassy and agrees to go to Sweden to face sexual assault claims, he will not be...

Sep 27 2012 12:00 am
Japan: First woman executed in 15 years amid fears of a new wave of hangings

Fears of a new wave of executions in Japan increased after two death row inmates were hanged earlier today. Sachiko Eto, 65, and Yukinori Matsuda, 39, were hanged this morning in Sendai and Fukuoka...

Sep 27 2012 12:00 am
New report exposes 'shocking' conditions in California's prison isolation units

More than 500 prisoners kept in isolation for over 10 years Amnesty International has called on the US state of California to end “shocking” conditions in its prison isolation units, as the...

Sep 26 2012 12:00 am
South Africa: Marikana mine killings inquiry must be 'robust and visibly impartial'

The powers of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the deaths of 44 people near Lonmin’s Marikana mine last month must be clarified to ensure justice and redress for all those affected...

Sep 25 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty International and Greenpeace call for UK criminal investigation into Trafigura

Trafigura, the multinational company behind the 2006 dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, resulting in over 100,000 people seeking medical assistance, must be criminally investigated in...

Sep 24 2012 12:00 am
Viet Nam: Bloggers' shocking prison sentences confirm worst fears

The harsh prison sentences handed down to three bloggers accused of spreading anti-state propaganda in Viet Nam are nothing short of a shameful attempt to silence dissent in the country, Amnesty...

Sep 21 2012 12:00 am
BELARUS: Opposition under attack amid growing boycott of Sunday's elections

A spate of human rights violations targeting opposition supporters and journalists in Belarus is nothing more than a clumsy attempt to suppress opposition voices ahead of elections on Sunday 23...

Sep 20 2012 12:00 am
Italy: Rendition court case decision a step towards ending impunity

Yesterday’s decision by Italy’s High Court to uphold convictions against 22 CIA agents and a US military official for the 2003 abduction of Egyptian national Usama Mostafa Hassan Nasr - known as Abu...