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Amnesty International has welcomed the release of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and at least 11 political activists.
The Greek authorities must do everything in their power to prevent further politically motivated violence, says Amnesty, following the killing of an anti-fascist supporter.
The French authorities’ evictions of Roma communities across the country continue to flout international law, say human rights bodies.
The killing of at least 1,089 people over the past fortnight underscores the urgent need for Egypt’s security forces to comply with international standards.
President Obama should commute US Army Private Manning’s sentence to time already served to allow immediate release, Amnesty says.
A sentence of flogging against a 15-year-old rape victim in the Maldives has been annulled, but the girl should never have been prosecuted at all, says Amnesty.
Egyptian has been asked to take urgent steps to ensure the safety of Egypt’s Coptic Christians after unprecedented sectarian violence across the country.
The partner of a Guardian journalist who was detained on 18 August at a London airport was clearly the victim of unwarranted revenge tactics, says Amnesty International.
There must be a full, impartial and effective investigation into the shocking loss of life that has taken place in Egypt over the last week, say critics.
A relative of a Guardian newspaper employee detained yesterday (18 August) while in transit at Heathrow is "clearly a victim of unwarranted revenge tactics".