Amnesty International yesterday (27 January 2010) called on all states to take concrete steps to end secret detention, following publication of a detailed United Nations report on its widespread use in the name of countering terrorism.
The Mexican authorities are failing in their duty to protect human rights defenders from killings and life-threatening harassment and attacks, a new report from international NGO Amnesty International warns this week.
One year on from the end of Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, Amnesty has called on Israel to lift its “suffocating” blockade as the organisation released a new briefing on the plight of Palestinians living under the blockade.
Amnesty International has urged the authorities to immediately release two Malawian men who were arrested on 28 December 2009 and charged with 'unnatural practices between males and gross public indecency'.
Human rights, religious and anti-death penalty groups are calling on the US state of Texas to stop the execution of a man who may be brain-damaged. Since 1976 the USA has executed 1,188 people. There are 3,300 still on death row.