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Sep 30 2013 12:00 am
Bahrain: 50 Shi'a activists jailed yesterday were allegedly tortured

*One man sentenced to ten years for forwarding an email *‘It’s appalling what passes for “justice” today in Bahrain’ - Philip Luther Allegations that the Bahraini authorities used electric shocks and...

Sep 30 2013 12:00 am
Serbia: banning of Saturday's Belgrade Pride is 'victory for hatred'

‘The banning of the 2013 Belgrade Pride is a victory for hatred' - Jezerca Tigani The Serbian authorities’ decision to ban the 2013 Belgrade Pride for the third year in a row is a clear breach of the...

Sep 27 2013 12:00 am
Egypt: Sinai journalist facing military trial on Sunday

‘The authorities’ decision to try a journalist and a civilian in a military court is a serious blow to press freedom and human rights in Egypt’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui An Egyptian journalist facing an...

Sep 27 2013 12:00 am
Sochi Winter Olympics: IOC's stance is 'affront' to gay and lesbian rights

‘This is an affront to gay and lesbian athletes and spectators’ - Sergei Nikitin

Sep 27 2013 12:00 am
Syria: UN resolution's 'myopic focus' risks letting down human rights victims

‘The current resolution’s myopic focus on the victims of chemical weapons attacks misses the bigger picture’ - José Luis Díaz Today’s UN Security Council vote on a new Syria resolution must not be...

Sep 26 2013 12:00 am
Iran: six Kurdish men face imminent execution

Amnesty International has urgently called on the Iranian authorities to halt the execution of six Kurdish men who the organisation fears are risk of imminent execution. The men are Sunni Muslims from...

Sep 26 2013 12:00 am
Lithuania should re-open its CIA rendition investigation after new victim comes forward

Guantánamo Bay detainee Mustafa al-Hawsawi can provide new evidence, claims NGO With a new victim claiming he was held in a secret CIA detention centre in Lithuania, Amnesty International is urging...

Sep 26 2013 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Human rights provide key to unlocking dispute of flags, parades and past - Amnesty

Human rights can provide the key to unlocking long-running disputes on flags, parading and dealing with the past in Northern Ireland, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland Programme Director...

Sep 26 2013 12:00 am
France: New report reveals forced evictions have reached record proportions

Forced evictions in France have reached record proportions, Amnesty International revealed in a new report published today. The findings come despite promises made last year by the new French...

Sep 25 2013 12:00 am
Iraq: 13 executed last Sunday despite unfair trial and torture concerns

At least 73 people executed in Iraq so far this year Amnesty International has learnt that the Iraqi authorities executed 13 men last Sunday (22 September) despite grave concerns over the safety of...