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July 24, 2014

Focus on Indigenous peoples’ rights and police violence in Brazil

Indigenous peoples’ rights and police violence are the focus of a High Level Mission (HLM) by Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, this week...

Thailand: No Amnesty for Rights Abusers

Proposed Law Would Entrench Culture of Impunity (New York) – A proposed amnesty law before Thailand’s parliament should exclude people who ordered or carried...

Syria: Ballistic Missiles Killing Civilians, Many Children

End Indiscriminate Attacks on Populated Areas (New York) – Ballistic missiles fired by the Syrian military are hitting populated areas, causing large numbers of...

Secretary-General welcomes Cambodian elections

United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the peaceful conduct of elections in Cambodia and encouraged the competent authorities to deal fairly and transparently...

State-by-State Reports: The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

America has always been a nation of immigrants, and throughout the nation’s history, immigrants from around the globe have kept our workforce vibrant, our...

Bangladesh: Security Forces Kill Protesters

Demonstrators, Bystanders, Children Killed, Often by Excessive Force Bangladeshi security forces have frequently used excessive force in responding to street protests, killing at least...

Jamaica: Cross-Dressing Teenager Murdered

Investigate, Condemn Violence, Respect Rights of LGBT People (New York) – Jamaican police should conduct a thorough, impartial and effective investigation into the murder...

India school deaths highlight need to phase out toxic pesticides – UN agency

The tragic incident in India in which nearly two dozen children died after eating a contaminated school meal is a stark reminder that highly...

As violence escalates in Libya, UN urges greater efforts to tackle security challenges

The United Nations mission in Libya today strongly condemned the recent violence in the country and called on the authorities to boost efforts to...

Kenya: Parliament must reject amendments to police reform package

Attempts by the Kenyan government to water-down key reforms to regulate the country’s police force will allow human rights violations to continue and officers...

China: US Should Insist on Rights Benchmarks in Talks

Make Dialogue Useful Tool For Human Rights Protection (New York) – The United States should use the upcoming human rights dialogue with the Chinese...

Palestine: Palestinian Authority Police Beat Protesters

10 Injured, Including 3 Arrested at Hospital (Jerusalem)– The Palestinian Authority should order an immediate and impartial investigation into alleged police beatings and arbitrary...

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