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New briefing finds conflict escalating with 1,500 killed this year and mass military executions

A shocking increase in attacks by Boko Haram along with uncontrolled retaliations by Nigeria’s security forces has seen the death toll in north-east Nigeria rise to at least

Japan: Appeal adds to psychological torture of freed death row inmate

A decision by Japanese prosecutors to appeal against a court ruling to grant Hakamada Iwao, the world’s longest serving death row inmate, a retrial will only add to the decades of psychologic

Call on Barack Obama to appoint woman as official driver during today's Saudi visit

Move would signal US president’s ‘dismay’ at country’s ban on women’s drivers

Pakistan: Christian man sentenced to death under blasphemy law

The Pakistani authorities should immediately release a Christian man sentenced to death yesterday under the country’s draconian blasphemy laws and quash his conviction, Amnesty International

Turkey's YouTube ban is 'crude attempt at government censorship'

‘Access to YouTube must be restored immediately’ - Andrew Gardner

Sri Lanka: UN votes to launch international inquiry in to alleged war crimes

The Sri Lankan government must cooperate with UN investigators, Amnesty International said today as the UN Human Rights Council established an inquiry into allegations of war crimes and crimes agai

Japan: Release of world's longest serving death row inmate after 46 years

The Japanese courts have granted a retrial to a prisoner who has spent over four decades on death row almost all of it in solitary confinement, enduring treatment that the authorities should be ash

'Sharp spike' in global executions last year - new report

‘Killing sprees’ in Iran and Iraq fuelled 15% rise in executions during 2013

Central African Republic: EU must urgently deploy peacekeepers after fresh violence against civilians

The European Union must immediately deploy peacekeeping troops to protect civilians in the Central African Republic amid a worrying new surge in violence, said Amnesty International this afternoon.