Jul 31 2013 12:00 am
Bradley Manning: severity of possible sentence stands in 'stunning contrast' to Abu Ghraib impunity
‘While Manning could face more than a century behind bars, numerous high-level officials … have been let off scot-free’ - Widney Brown The US authorities have failed to deliver justice for serious hum...
Jul 31 2013 12:00 am
Israel must not use excessive force against 'Day of Rage' Negev protesters tomorrow
‘The Prawer-Begin plan is a blatant example of Israel’s discriminatory policies towards its Palestinian minority. It must be dropped immediately’ - Philip Luther The Israeli authorities must avoid usi...
Jul 30 2013 12:00 am
Bradley Manning case shows that US government's priorities are 'upside down'
‘It’s hard not to draw the conclusion that Manning's trial was about sending a message: the US government will come after you’ - Widney Brown Despite an acquittal on the most serious “aiding the enemy...
Jul 29 2013 12:00 am
Egypt: call for police to be reined in to prevent further bloodshed
Eyewitness testimony indicates ‘complete disregard for human life’ from security forces Worrying reports of ‘thugs’ captured and tortured to death by Morsi supporters Evidence that the security forces...
Jul 29 2013 12:00 am
Tunisia: FEMEN activist Amina is victim of 'politically-motivated' attack by authorities
‘We believe the case against her constitutes a politically-motivated attack on her right to freedom of expression and that she should be released’ - Philip Luther Today’s decision by a Tunisian court...
Jul 29 2013 12:00 am
India: Vedanta holds AGM as indigenous community rejects mine plans
As FTSE 100 mining company Vedanta gears up for its AGM this week (Thursday 1 August), indigenous communities in India have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal by one of the company’s subsidiaries to m...
Jul 29 2013 12:00 am
Ivory Coast: Wells thought to be mass graves must be excavated - New report
The government of Ivory Coast must excavate wells thought to be mass graves containing victims of an attack on a displaced persons camp last year, Amnesty International said in a report published toda...
Jul 26 2013 12:00 am
Pussy Riot: today's refusal of parole for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova condemned
‘The Russian authorities should realise that times have changed - it’s impossible to gag free speech and emasculate civil society’ - Natalia Prilutskaya A Russian appeal court’s decision earlier today...
Jul 26 2013 12:00 am
Syria: All civilians at risk of summary killings after massacres in al-Baydah and Banias - new briefing
Eyewitnesses described seeing bodies piled up in the streets and civilians rounded up by pro-government forces ‘[They] brought a big two-litre-size bottle with petrol, poured it over Lou’ay and lit hi...
Jul 25 2013 12:00 am
Egypt: warning that security forces must not use excessive force tomorrow
General Sisi’s call for street protests must not lead to more violence The security forces in Egypt must do more to protect protesters from violent attack and avoid the use of excessive force against...