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A judge in Egypt has walked out of a mass trial of hundreds of prisoners that includes an Irish teenager who was a juvenile when arrested.
A mass trial in Egypt tomorrow (12 August) could see death sentences handed down to hundreds of prisoners, including an Irish teenager who was a juvenile at the time of his arrest.
A surge in arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture and deaths in police custody show a sharp deterioration in human rights in Egypt since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted, says Amnesty.
Amnesty International has denounced Egypt’s hardline policy of unlawfully detaining and forcibly returning hundreds of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria.
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.
A new briefing from Amnesty reveals that the Chinese authorities are still illegally holding detainees in custody and refusing them access to their lawyers and families.
Campaigners have called for the British private security corporation G4S to be held to account for its involvement with Israel’s unlawful detention of Palestinians.
Amnesty International has condemned the Bahraini authorities’ detention of a 16-year-old boy in an adult prison in violation of international human rights standards.
Two British journalists and their Libyan colleagues held by a Libyan militia must be set free immediately or transferred to government custody, says Amnesty