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NEWS IRAN DEATH PENALTY
Iran: Stop imminent execution of Farhad Salehi Jabehdar
Responding to the news that Iranian authorities have transferred Farhad Salehi Jabehdar, a 30-year-old man sentenced to death for the rape of a child, to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution on 29 September at dawn, Diana Eltahawy, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director...
September 28, 2021
NEWS LEBANON INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE
Lebanon: Suspension of investigation into Beirut blast points to authorities’ brazen attempts to obstruct justice
Responding to a decision by Lebanese authorities to suspend the investigation into the 2020 Beirut port blast, following complaints filed by two MPs summoned for interrogation accusing the leading investigative judge of bias, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North...
September 27, 2021
NEWS GUINEA DEMONSTRATIONS
Guinea: Coup further complicates massacre justice
Efficient, fair trial should hold 2009 stadium abusers accountable (Conakry, September 27, 2021) – The trial of suspects in the massacre of more than 150 people and the rape of dozens of women in a Guinea stadium on 28 September 2009 should begin as soon as possible, six human rights groups said...
September 27, 2021
NEWS EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA
EU/Saudi Arabia: First human rights meeting must not be a whitewash
Spokespeople available  Ahead of the first EU-Saudi Arabia meeting on human rights on 27 September, Amnesty International is calling on EU leaders to hold Saudi Arabia’s government to account for its campaign to silence dissent, which has accelerated in recent months. The human...
September 27, 2021
NEWS EGYPT ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
Egypt: Businessmen behind bars for resisting security agency demands
Egyptian authorities are abusing counter-terrorism laws to arbitrarily detain a leading businessman and his son in conditions that amount to torture in reprisal for their refusal to hand over company assets, Amnesty International said today. Concerns over the health of 75-year-old...
September 27, 2021
NEWS
Hong Kong: Demise of vigil group shows marking Tiananmen crackdown will not be tolerated
Responding to the disbandment of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (Hong Kong Alliance), which has organized Hong Kong’s Tiananmen commemoration vigil for the past 30 years, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Director Yamini Mishra said:  “For 32...
September 25, 2021
RESEARCH AFRICA CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Burundi: Continued monitoring essential in absence of durable reforms
Amnesty International thanks the Commission of Inquiry for its vital work since 2016. As the continuing grave violations it has documented demonstrate, a handful of symbolic gestures cannot compensate for the deeper, more durable reforms required to meaningfully improve the human rights situation...
September 24, 2021
EDUCATION CHILE CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
The Right to Freedom of Expression: Zhang Zhan, China – Write for Rights 2021
This activity examines the right to freedom of expression and relates it to the participants’ lives, using the real case of Zhang Zhan.
September 24, 2021
EDUCATION GUATEMALA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND ACTIVISTS
Criminalization and Unjust Imprisonment: Bernardo Caal Xol Guatemala- Write for Rights 2021
who defend territory, land and environmental rights, how they are often criminalized for their work, and specifically how this criminalization takes place in Guatemala. These issues are explained through the case of Bernardo Caal Xol.
September 24, 2021
RESEARCH AMERICAS MATERNAL HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Dominican Republic: Threat to sexual and reproductive rights
With the beginning of the new parliamentary term, a preliminary draft of the Criminal Code is being debated by the Dominican Republic’s Congress with the objective of approving a reformed version by the end of this legislative year. Legislators are currently pushing forward with a reformed criminal...
September 24, 2021
EDUCATION BELARUS CHILDREN
The Right to a Fair Trial- MIKITA ZALATAROU BELARUS, Write for Rights 2021
The activity examines the right to a fair trial using real cases of violations of this right. In the second part of the activity, participants can write a letter to protest on behalf of Mikita Zalatarou and show solidarity with him.
September 24, 2021
RESEARCH AMERICAS IMPUNITY
Venezuela: International justice required in the face of persistent impunity
Joint oral statement from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch during the interactive dialogue with the independent international fact-finding mission on Venezuela at the 48th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council.
September 24, 2021
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