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Mexico

Amnesty condemns blocking probe into missing Mexican students

An investigation was approved in June, but has now been blocked, in a move called 'politically motivated' by Amnesty.

Amnesty condemns blocking probe into missing Mexican students

Syria's War

Amnesty: US-led coalition in denial over civilian deaths in Raqqa

Group decries coalition's response to report that found hundreds of civilians were killed during its offensive last year

Amnesty: US-led coalition in denial over civilian deaths in Raqqa

Asia Pacific

Liu Xia, late China dissident's wife, 'left' for Berlin

The Chinese poet had been under house arrest since her husband was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

Indonesia

Indonesia army accused of unlawful killings in Papua

Amnesty International report alleges nearly 100 people have been unlawfully killed by the army in the past eight years.

Privacy & Surveillance

Meet the activists fighting the Great Chinese Firewall

These are the people fighting online censorship in China.

Meet the activists fighting the Great Chinese Firewall

Middle East

Groups demand release of Iranian human rights lawyer

Prominent lawyer recently represented several women arrested for protesting against mandatory wearing of headscarves.

Rights groups demand release of Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Human Rights

'Europe's moral compass lost': Uncertainty over Aquarius refugees

European policies are criminalising vulnerable people, rights groups say, as hundreds are left stranded for days at sea.

Middle East

Amnesty: Raqqa victims deserve justice

Amnesty calls on the coalition to investigate violations and civilian killings during military offensive to remove ISIL.

Amnesty: US-led coalition's Raqqa offensive killed hundreds

Middle East

Rights groups: Three more activists arrested in Saudi crackdown

The activists, mostly women who advocated for equal right, were smeared by state-linked media as traitors.

Rights groups: Three more activists arrested in Saudi crackdown

Saudi Arabia

Rights groups demand release of Saudi women driving activists

Critics say the arrest of seven women's rights activists shows lack of commitment by authorities to implement reforms.

Rights groups demand release of Saudi women driving activists

Opinion

It's time to address online violence against women in India

Online abuse is leaving Indian women feeling vulnerable and not empowered.

Mariya Salim

by Mariya Salim

Mariya Salim

Human Rights

Report criticises Egypt's use of solitary confinement

Journalists, rights activists and opposition activists often detained with no reasonable charges, UK-based group says.

Amnesty: Political prisoners in Egypt suffer solitary confinement

Human Rights

'Inspiring' Colin Kaepernick wins top Amnesty award

Football star honoured with Ambassador of Conscience Award recognising 'inspiring contribution to helping human rights'.

Opinion

Fight to end death penalty: Sub-Saharan Africa a beacon of hope

Twenty countries across sub-Saharan Africa have now abolished the death penalty - the world should follow their lead.

Salil Shetty

by Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty

Death penalty

Amnesty: Almost 1,000 prisoners executed in 2017

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq record highest executions, as rights group reports global decline in the use of death penalty.