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Feb 26 2021 2:32 pm
Sri Lanka: End of forced cremations for coronavirus victims restores dignity for Muslim burials

Responding to the Sri Lankan authorities’ decision to end the practice of forced cremations for victims of COVID-19, Yamini Mishra, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, said: “This is a long...

Feb 26 2021 11:50 am
UK/Iran: 'countdown to reunion' for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

After five years in detention, the UK national is due for release on 7 March ‘We’re within days of the finishing line’ - Kate Allen ‘Is she going to be finally let go? Or is there going to be a new...

Feb 25 2021 12:57 pm
Ethiopia: Eritrean troops massacred hundreds of Tigray civilians - new evidence

Survivors of mass killing in town of Axum describe extrajudicial executions - scale of atrocities may amount to crime against humanity Satellite images reveal evidence consistent with new burial sites...

Feb 25 2021 9:23 am
Cyprus: Police violence must be investigated, and protest ban lifted

Witness testimonies and video evidence show excessive use of force by police against protesters ‘The police were throwing stun grenades among the crowd. There were people on the ground, spitting blood...

Feb 24 2021 10:28 pm
Ecuador: mass deaths in prisons violence must be fully investigated

79 inmates reportedly died in violence in various prisons yesterday ‘The authorities must be held accountable for what happened in the prisons’ - Erika Guevara-Rosas In response to reports from the...

Feb 24 2021 5:56 pm
Cambodia: Widespread illegal logging in Prey Lang rainforest amid ban on community patrols

In recent months, Cambodian authorities have targeted young environmental activists with arrest and arbitrary detention Prey Lang at grave risk, one year after environmental defenders were banned from...

Feb 24 2021 4:12 pm
Central African Republic: Amnesty investigation reveals full horror of conflict and election violence

Civilians killed and injured during the December 2020 elections in the Central African Republic Testimonies, satellite imagery and photographic analysis confirm the killing of 14 people last week in...

Feb 24 2021 12:43 pm
Conviction of former Syrian official in Germany for crimes against humanity 'historic victory for justice'

‘We call on more states to follow Germany’s example by investigating and prosecuting individuals suspected of committing war crimes or other crimes under international law in Syria’- Lynn Maalouf...

Feb 24 2021 12:27 pm
Vietnam: Activists targeted by notorious hacking group - new investigation

Human rights defenders subjected to spyware attacks Ocean Lotus group suspected of having link to Vietnamese government Notorious hacking group Ocean Lotus, which has been suspected of having links...

Feb 24 2021 12:26 pm
Pakistan: Christian couple on death row for 'blasphemous' texts must be released

There has been an alarming rise in “blasphemy” accusations in Pakistan over the last year ‘The Government of Pakistan must urgently repeal its blasphemy laws that have been flagrantly abused and...