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Texas, USA: Execution of mentally ill man set for next week

Despite decades of mental illness, Scott Panetti set to be executed at 6pm local time on Wednesday

Colombia: Killings and threats of violence scupper promise of return of stolen lands

Threats and killings, coupled with the weak implementation of flawed legislation, are scuppering the Colombian government’s promise to return millions of hectares of land illegally snatched f

Amnesty response to UK Syrian refugee resettlement figures released today

Amnesty International and other leading charities - including the Refugee Council, Oxfam and Save the Children - have written to Prime Minister David Cameron

Pakistan: 26-year blasphemy sentences for 'contemptuous' wedding programme condemned

Four people at embattled Geo TV given in absentia sentences after Qawaali wedding broadcast

UK government must not turn Facebook into snoops

Responding to suggestions that Facebook and similar businesses might be required to vet conversations on their sites on behalf of the government, Amnesty International UK Legal advisor, Rachel Loga

Counter-terrorism bill: 'dangerous to rush through this grab-bag of measures'

‘Careful, detailed analysis is needed - not fast-tracking and grandstanding’ - Rachel Logan

Northern Ireland: Women and health workers face 10 years in jail if abortion law change is successful

Women and medical professionals in Northern Ireland could face up to ten years in prison for having or carrying out an abortion if a proposed amendment to legislation is passed, Amnesty Internation

Ferguson, USA: Excessive force by police only serves to escalate 'incredibly tense environment'

Following the announcement on Monday (23 November) that the St.

Algeria accused of 'tokenistic' response to sexual violence against women - new briefing

Marital rape not considered a criminal offence, and rapists can escape prosecution by marrying their victim if she is a minor