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China: Fear of cover-up as Cao Shunli's body goes missing

The Chinese authorities must immediately let the family of deceased activist Cao Shunli see her body as fears grow the authorities will cremate her body to destroy any evidence of her mistreatment

Russia: detention of protester Mikhail Kosenko in psychiatric institution is 'Soviet-era tactic'

‘Mikhail Kosenko’s only transgression was to peacefully protest and speak his mind’ Sergei Nikitin

Amnesty welcomes arrival of first Syrian refugees which 'should be first of many'

Responding to news that the UK is due to receive the first Syrian refugees today as part of a resettlement scheme Amnesty International UK’s Refugee Programme Director, Jan Shaw, said:

Egypt: sentencing to death of more than 500 people is a 'grotesque' ruling

‘This is the largest single batch of simultaneous death sentences we’ve seen … anywhere in the world’

China: Sentencing of protestor prompts fears of crackdown ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary

The Chinese authorities must end the persecution of all those trying to remember the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, Amnesty International said, after a man was jailed for 18 months

Turkey should immediately reverse its 'draconian' Twitter ban

‘The decision to block Twitter is an unprecedented attack on internet freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey’ Andrew Gardner

Prosecution in Jimmy Mubenga case welcome, but G4S must not be let off the hook

Amnesty International welcomed the announcement today that three employees of security firm G4S would be charged with manslaughter in the Mubenga case, but said this should not mean their employers

Fifa meeting in Switzerland tomorrow must address Qatar migrant workers' rights

Amnesty expert available for interview

Ukraine: Brutal attack by MP on TV boss accused of being 'pro-Russia' must be investigated

A violent attack yesterday by a nationalist member of parliament against the director of one of Ukraine’s leading TV channels must be urgently investigated, and those responsible brought to j

Taiwan: Restraint urged in protests over China trade deal

The Taiwanese security forces must protect and respect human rights in any response to the hundreds of protestors that have occupied the nation’s parliament, Amnesty International said today.