Our new report “Welcome to Hell Fire”: Torture and other ill-treatment in Nigeria, contains evidence that Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and children – using a wide range of methods including beatings, shootings and rape.
A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report by Amnesty International highlights how the shameful inaction of European Union (EU) countries has contributed to a spiralling death toll with thousands of refugees and migrants losing their lives in a desperate bid to reach European shores.
The Government’s repressive total ban on abortion is destroying the lives of women and girls in El Salvador, pushing them to unsafe, clandestine abortions or forcing them to proceed with life-threatening pregnancies, according to a new report launched today by Amnesty International.
Protection for the millions of people whose lives are devastated by the poorly regulated global conventional arms trade is set to take a giant leap forward today, Amnesty International said, with the historic Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) expected to surpass the 50 ratifications needed to trigger a 90-day countdown to entry into force.
Today’s release of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’ and to flogging for ‘adultery’, is a step towards undoing the horrific injustice visited on her, said Amnesty International today.
Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights activist jailed for calling for anti-government protests, was released on 24 May. He told us about being imprisoned – but not silenced – and what international support means to him.
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