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There is concern that members of the armed forces and police involved in serious human rights violations in Colombia may evade justice.
Human rights defenders in the Americas are facing escalating intimidation, harassment and attacks from security forces, paramilitary groups and organised crime.
A new Amnesty report exposes gross abuses committed by an al-Qa’ida affiliate and the Yemeni government during their struggle over Abyan.
Opposition activists must be released immediately in Bahrain , Amnesty International has said ahead of a court decision on their case today.
The draft constitution approved by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly poses serious human rights problems, a number of NGOs have said.
New powers announced by Egypt’s President trample the rule of law and herald a new era of repression, Amnesty International says.
Amnesty International says that human rights must be high on the agenda at the G8 summit in 2013 and that policing must respect the right of peaceful protest.
The Government is refusing to publish legal advice on whether plans for secret courts conflict with the right to a fair trial, claiming that “public interest” requires secrecy.
Yesterday (13 November 2012), risking the considerable wrath of his readership, the conservative commentator Peter Oborne made a brief but principled comment on his Daily Telegraph blog.
Proposals to place the internet under the control of a UN technical body could restrict political freedoms and harm civil society, the TUC has warned.