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Russia: 'Hooliganism' charges in Greenpeace case should be dropped

The 'hooliganism' charges newly levelled against crew members involved in last month’s Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise protest in Russian waters are inappropriate and should be dropped, Amnesty International said today…

Celebrities back Amnesty campaign to get prisoners of conscience home this winter

Some of the UK’s best loved faces today called on the public to get behind a new Amnesty International campaign to free prisoners of conscience across the globe this winter.

Belarus: Death sentence overturned by Europe's last remaining executioner

The President of the Republic of Belarus must introduce an immediate moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the use of the death penalty, Amnesty International said today, after the country’s Supreme…

Ireland: Roma family cases must be investigated fully

The review announced by the Irish government today into the separation of two Roma children from their families must be full and frank, Amnesty International has said.

Chad: Repressive tactics against government critics must end

Killings, enforced disappearances, illegal detention and arbitrary arrests of government critics are far too frequent in Chad and must come to an end, said Amnesty International in a report released today.

Israel must drop charges against Palestinian lawyer Anas Barghouti

The Israeli authorities must drop all charges against a Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail last night, Amnesty International has said.

Mali: Mutinous soldiers captured and killed in purge

Elements of Mali’s military appear to be carrying out a purge and extrajudicial killings of soldiers who took part in a mutiny at a barracks outside the capital Bamako last month, Amnesty International said today…

Libya: 'Pro-Gaddafi' Tawargha people driven out of ghost town by lawless militias - New briefing

Two years since the end of the conflict in Libya, the entire population of a 'pro-Gaddafi' town near Misratah is a ghost town, with all of its 40,000 inhabitants driven out by militia groups.

Drones: Major new report says USA must account for Pakistan killings

The USA has carried out unlawful killings in Pakistan in its drone attacks, some of which could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International.

Saudi Arabia: Promises on human rights 'nothing but hot air'

Saudi Arabia has completely failed to live up to its international promises to address the country’s dire human rights situation, said Amnesty International today (21 October), ahead of a UN meeting in Geneva on…