Five Guatemalan men have each been sentenced to nearly 8,000 years in prison for their role in the massacre of indigenous villagers in 1982 in a ruling hailed by Amnesty International as a victory for the victims.
The decision to convict and sentence six activists to community service and a fine for organizing a video screening on events in North Africa last year is a setback for freedom of expression in Zimbabwe, Amnesty International said.
Claims Azerbaijani police “savagely” beat performers at a protest must be independently investigated by the authorities, Amnesty International said as Jamal Ali, 24, and his band’s bass player, Natig Kamilov, 24, continued to be held in custody.
The execution of two men convicted of carrying out a deadly metro bombing last year in Minsk has been condemned by Amnesty International as it called on the Belarus authorities to release the bodies to their families for burial.
The latest resignation of a judge from the UN-backed tribunal investigating crimes dating from the Khmer Rouge era in Cambodia is a significant setback in the victims’ search for justice, Amnesty International said.
Mexico’s federal senate must move swiftly to pass a proposed law to protect human rights defenders and journalists amid shocking levels of intimidation and killings, Amnesty International said on Friday.
The decision to charge a retired colonel for five enforced disappearances committed under Brazil’s military dictatorship is the first serious challenge to decades of impunity, said Amnesty International.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command this afternoon insisted that a cargo of weapons with explosives on the ship MV Schippersgracht's en route to Port Said would not be off-loaded in any Egyptian port.