In a new briefing, Bahrain: reform shelved, repression unleashed, Amnesty International highlights the growing human rights crisis in Bahrain and urges the authorities to abide fully by the findings of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), established by the country’s authorities to investigate abuses during the 2011 anti-government protests.
24/04/2012The report, Choice and prejudice: Discrimination against Muslims in Europe, exposes the impact of discrimination against Muslims on grounds of religion or belief in various aspects of their lives, including education and work. The lives of Muslims in five European countries: Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, form the report’s focus.
20/04/2012On 24 April Amnesty International will hold a press conference to launch a report calling for European governments to take action to curb discrimination against Muslims.
27/03/2012Julia Hall, Amnesty International’s expert on counter-terrorism and human rights, gives a speech at the LIBE hearing on 27 March, 2012
16/02/2012This report details widespread and serious abuses, including war crimes, mostly carried out by militias targeting suspected al-Gaddafi loyalists. There are cases of people being unlawfully detained and tortured, sometimes to death. These militia groups are largely out of control and able to commit crimes with impunity.
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) has presented a report concluding that excessive force and torture had been used against protesters and that many of them were on trial or had been sentenced for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly.
12/06/2013 Poland and the European Union must ensure that the country urgently investigates long-standing accusations that it hosted a CIA-run secret prison where suspects were tortured between 2002 and 2005.
03/06/2013 How long do you think you would cope if you were confined to a cupboard-sized room of just six square metres, 23 hours a day? An hour? A day? A week? How about 41 years and counting? Forty-one years ago, three young black ...