The UN Security Council has no time to waste to authorise a robust peacekeeping force for deployment to the Central African Republic to protect civilians from the violence and chaos engulfing the country, Amnesty International said today.
The US state of Maryland has joined the overwhelming global trend towards ending the death penalty, Amnesty International said today after Governor Martin O’Malley signed the abolition of capital punishment into law.
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Hate crime is a serious form of discrimination. Victims of these crimes are selected by the perpetrators on the basis of a real or perceived identity-related characteristic such as ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Egyptian security forces arrested and beat dozens of protesters on 26 November in Cairo. At least 24 are prisoners of conscience, detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of assembly and expression. The arrests came two days after Egypt’s President approved a repressive new protest law.
Frank Walls, a 46-year-old man who has been on death row in Florida for 25 years and has exhausted his ordinary appeals to the courts, is seeking commutation of his death sentence. If clemency is rejected, the governor will sign an execution warrant.