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Viet Nam: Police beatings outside court

26 August 2014 The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, Amnesty International said today after three human rights defenders were sentenced to jail and police beat and arrested their supporters. Women activists Bui Thi Minh Hang and Nguyen...
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Syria: ‘Beheading’ of US reporter a war crime

The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria constitutes a war crime and highlights the urgent need for all states with influence in the region to...
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Testimonies from Kocho: The village ISIS tried to wipe off the map

18 August 2014 Just as the dire humanitarian situation on north-western Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain was beginning to improve, news broke on Friday about one of the worst reported attacks in the...

Egypt’s Darkest Day

14 August 2014 One year on from the slaughter of more than 600 protesters in one day by Egyptian security forces, not a single officer has been prosecuted. Meanwhile Egypt’s criminal...

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