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Apr 30 2013 12:00 am
Afghanistan: young woman shot dead by her father in front of 300 people for 'dishonouring' family

The killing of a young Afghan woman by her father in front of a large crowd last week - on the grounds that she had “dishonoured” the family - is further proof that the authorities are failing to...

Apr 30 2013 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: New report exposes 'climate of fear' for critics

Amnesty says the upcoming CHOGM meeting should not be allowed to take place in Sri Lanka in November unless systematic violations of human rights are stopped. The Sri Lankan government is intensifying...

Apr 29 2013 12:00 am
Syria: fears for 16-year-old boy held in Damascus detention centre since November

Smuggled note details asthmatic teenager’s deteriorating health The Syrian authorities must immediately reveal the whereabouts of a 16-year-old boy who has been missing since November, said Amnesty...

Apr 28 2013 12:00 am
Amnesty: failure to legislate for equal marriage may result in legal challenge

Amnesty International has warned of a likely legal challenge if Northern Ireland is left as the only part of the UK without marriage rights for same-sex couples. Speaking in advance of a vote in the...

Apr 26 2013 12:00 am
Tunisia: upholding of blogger's seven-year jail sentence for 'insulting Islam' condemned

The upholding of a seven-and-half-year sentence against a Tunisian blogger jailed for “insulting Islam” is yet another blow to freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said this...

Apr 26 2013 12:00 am
Japan: Latest double hanging condemned

Five executions so far this year under new Prime Minister The execution of two death row inmates in Japan today, is part of a chilling escalation of death penalty use under the new Liberal Democratic...

Apr 26 2013 12:00 am
Cameron should press UAE President on human rights during state visit to UK next week

Sheikh Khalifa’s visit comes as three detained British men allege torture in UAE David Cameron should challenge the deteriorating human rights record of the United Arab Emirates during a state visit...

Apr 25 2013 12:00 am
Republic of Congo: Teachers arrested in peaceful strike must be released

Authorities in the Republic of Congo must immediately release two teachers arrested in connection with a peaceful strike and held for a week without charge, Amnesty International said today. Hilaire...

Apr 25 2013 12:00 am
Russia: fine for NGO under 'foreign agents' law condemned

‘The case against Golos should never have been brought, let alone succeeded’ - John Dalhuisen The Moscow court’s decision earlier today to fine a Russian independent non-governmental organisation is...

Apr 25 2013 12:00 am
El Salvador must offer pregnant woman life-saving termination

The authorities in El Salvador must act immediately to allow doctors to carry out a life-saving pregnancy termination that will save the life of a seriously ill young woman, Amnesty International said...