security forces

  • January 13, 2018

    Mozambique’s government has failed to hold anyone to account for serious abuses by both state security forces and the opposition Renamo in the year prior to a December 2016 ceasefire, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.

  • January 3, 2018

    The Iranian authorities should refrain from using excessive force, investigate the deaths during the current protests across the country, and remove arbitrary restrictions on internet access, Human Rights Watch has said.

  • October 16, 2017

    More than 500 people have been detained in overcrowded prisons following mass arrests in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, whilst eye-witnesses have told Amnesty International that wounded protestors are abandoning hospital treatment to avoid capture.

  • September 23, 2017

    Amnesty International has assessed three new videos taken inside Myanmar's northern Rakhine State as recently as 22 September 2017, showing large plumes of smoke rising from Rohingya villages.

  • September 20, 2017

    The Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, has signed a security agreement with Saudi Arabia that appears to promise further training for Saudi police – despite their use of torture and the death penalty.

  • July 26, 2017

    The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate recorded at least 15 incidents of journalists being attacked, abused or prevented from reporting by Israeli security forces while attempting to cover the Al-Aqsa Mosque protests over the weekend.

  • May 17, 2017

    Journalists, lawyers, teachers, women's rights activists and others who defend human rights across the world are facing unprecedented levels of intimidation and violence from governments, armed groups and businesses, Amnesty International has warned in a new report.

  • March 3, 2017

    The release this week of a man held incommunicado for more than six months after his apparent abduction by security forces is a step forward, but Bangladeshi authorities need to immediately reveal the fate and whereabouts of two other men held in secret detention, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • February 16, 2017

    The authorities in Bahrain must refrain from using excessive force against protesters, Amnesty International has urged, as mass protests took place to mark the sixth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising.

  • September 2, 2016

    Voicing deep concerns about the unfolding electoral crisis in Gabon, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday called for restraint and the upholding of international standards of human rights there. He  expressed UN support for a transparent verification of its recent presidential election results.