Category Archives: Torture and Ill-treatment

Read WIRE November/December and join the world’s biggest human rights event!

Every year, around Human Rights Day in December, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide send a message to someone they’ve never met. It’s a classic Amnesty technique: 52 years of human rights work show that words really do have the … Continue reading

Posted in Bahrain, Belarus, Cambodia, Disappearances, Ethiopia, Honduras, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Individuals at Risk, Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Torture and Ill-treatment, Tunisia, Turkey | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Libya’s wake-up call on torture and deaths in detention

By Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty International’s Libya researcher A new United Nations report on torture and other ill-treatment in Libya should be a wake-up call for the Libyan authorities. It provides details of 11 cases where evidence suggests detainees were tortured … Continue reading

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Awaiting Justice in Malaysia

By Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia Pacific Director This originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. An increasing number of deaths in police custody indicates deeper law and order issues. When P. Karuna Nithi died in police custody in … Continue reading

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Can the UN get Sri Lanka to #TellTheTruth?

Activists have fought tirelessly to keep Sri Lanka’s human rights crisis on the international agenda. Their courage and persistence could finally be paying off. By Yolanda Foster from Amnesty International’s Sri Lanka team People who have suffered human rights abuses … Continue reading

Posted in Armed Conflict, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Internally Displaced People, International Justice, Killings and Disappearances, Sri Lanka, Torture and Ill-treatment, UN | Tagged | 14 Comments

Welcome to WIRE September/October

Activism is infectious. When one person picks up the courage to take a stand, it inspires others to follow. The coup in Chile on 11 September 1973, and the human rights abuses that followed, shocked people worldwide into standing up … Continue reading

Posted in Chile, Disappearances, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, International Justice, Killings and Disappearances, Prisoners of Conscience, Torture and Ill-treatment, Unlawful Detention, Unlawful Killings and Extrajudicial Execution | Tagged | 13 Comments