Amnesty International urges the Zimbabwe police to act with restraint and ensure members of the public are not placed at risk as they conduct a crack down on groups of people suspected to have been involved in recent outbreaks of violence in Harare.
The Cuban authorities must either explain why they failed to release detainee Jorge Vázquez Chaviano as scheduled on 9 September or let him go immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said amid an ongoing hunger strike by 26 dissidents in solidarity with their colleague.
Afghanistan’s Parliament must delay its vote to appoint a new national intelligence director until it carries out a thorough and transparent investigation into claims of his involvement in numerous alleged acts of torture and other grave human rights violations, Amnesty International said.
The killing of at least four people including the US Ambassador to Libya, J Christopher Stephens, in an attack on the US consulate compound in Benghazi that left several more injured is an inexcusable act and the perpetrators must be brought to justice, Amnesty International said.
The death of a Yemeni man in his 11th year of detention without charge or trial at the Guantánamo Bay naval base highlights the urgent need for the US authorities to resolve outstanding detainee cases and close the detention centre once and for all, Amnesty International said.
The acquittal of Pastor Yousef Naderkhani in a re-trial in Iran’s northern Gilan province demonstrates just why the Iranian authorities must guarantee the rights of all religious minorities in Iran, Amnesty International said.
The Iraqi authorities must urgently launch a thorough, impartial investigation into a wave of bomb attacks and shootings across Iraq on Sunday which reportedly killed at least 81 people, many of them civilians, and left scores more injured, Amnesty International said.