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The arrest of the former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, is an example of selective justice from the authorities, Amnesty International says.
It is premature for the UN Security Council to consider lifting an arms embargo on Somalia, leading to armed groups getting even more weapons.
Amnesty International has warned that the government is “just not listening” to widespread criticism of its proposed secret justice measures.
Amnesty has urged the new Italian government and municipal authorities in Rome to end policies which deny Roma communities access to social housing.
Media reports of South African police tying a Mozambican man to the back of a police vehicle and dragging him down the road are “shocking”, says Amnesty International.
On Saturday 2 March up to 100 young people will take part in a ‘die-in’ in Shoreditch, east London to illustrate the deadly impact of the poorly regulated arms trade.
Amnesty has criticised the Egyptian authorities intention to prohibit Egyptian NGOs’ contact with foreign organisations without permission from security bodies.
A year after the punk band Pussy Riot performed a protest song in Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral, the situation for freedom of expression is worsening in Russia.
Pakistan's authorities have been asked to do more to protect the persecuted Shi’a Hazara, following a devastating attack in Quetta that killed scores.
Attacks by the police on Zimbabwean human rights defenders cast doubt on the country’s ability to hold a credible constitutional referendum.