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Syria: airstrike on Save The Children-backed maternity hospital in Idlib 'despicable'

Attack fits pattern of Syrian government and Russian airstrikes

Democratic Republic of Congo: Police must not use lethal force in peaceful protests

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo must observe restraint in their handling of protests taking place in the capital Kinshasa this weekend, said Amnesty International today.

Venezuela: New regime effectively amounts to forced labour

A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country’s fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts

Indonesia: Execution of four people tonight 'deplorable act'

Reacting to the announcement that at least four people - Fredi Budiman, Humphrey Jefferson Ejike, Michael Titus Igweh, and Seck Osmane – have been executed by the Indonesian authorities, Amne

Aleppo's heavily-bombed residents unlikely to trust Russia's 'humanitarian operation'

Both Russian and Syrian airstrikes have for months targeted homes and hospitals in Aleppo

Turkey: 'Unlawful' crackdown on media intensifies

· 131 media houses shut down, at least 40 journalists detained and dozens of others likely to be arrested.

Indonesia set to carry out 14 'unlawful' executions tonight

‘President Widodo still has time to pull back from these unlawful executions’ - Rafendi Djamin

USA: Lack of accountability in Freddie Gray case highlights need for criminal justice reform

Following the announcement that charges will be dropped against the three remaining officers to face trial in the death of Freddie Gray, Amnesty International USA called for the strengthening of la

Morocco: civilian retrial for 25 unfairly convicted Sahrawis welcomed

‘Now the Moroccan authorities must ensure they are granted a fair retrial in line with international standards’ - Magdalena Mughrabi

Brazil: Amnesty International activists deliver 'body bags' to Rio 2016 organisers

Forty body bags, representing the number of people killed by the police in May 2016 in Rio de Janeiro were displayed in front of the Local Organising Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympics by Amnesty