Today’s decision by Cambodia’s Appeal Court to release 13 women imprisoned for peacefully protesting against a forced eviction is a victory for their community, but their convictions must now be overturned, Amnesty International said.
On the eve of United Nations negotiations, supporters of the Arms Trade Treaty urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to champion strong and comprehensive rules on the international trade in weapons and ammunition.
As the international community continues to vacillate over meaningful action to stop the crisis in Syria and to provide justice for victims of human rights violations, new information concerning methods used by the authorities to crush any form of dissent continues to emerge.
A decision to commute the death sentence of Indian national Sarabjit Singh after 20 years on death row in Pakistan for a bombing in Punjab is an encouraging move against the death penalty, said Amnesty International.
The discovery of the charred and mutilated bodies of three young medical workers a week after their arrest in Aleppo city is yet further evidence of the Syrian government forces’ appalling disregard for the sanctity of the role of medical workers, Amnesty International said today.