Our new report “Welcome to Hell Fire”: Torture and other ill-treatment in Nigeria, contains evidence that Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and children – using a wide range of methods including beatings, shootings and rape.
The Economic, Social and Cultural (ESC) Rights Initiative is a network of organisations and individuals with a shared belief that increased protection of ESC rights in Irish law would contribute to a more just, inclusive and equal society.
The streets of Hong Kong are hard to recognise these days. The exhilarating energy filling the city’s main roads, crowded with hopeful protesters, is something I have not seen since I was a young student back in 1989, when we took to the streets in solidarity with the Tiananmen protesters.
A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report by Amnesty International highlights how the shameful inaction of European Union (EU) countries has contributed to a spiralling death toll with thousands of refugees and migrants losing their lives in a desperate bid to reach European shores.
Today’s release of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’ and to flogging for ‘adultery’, is a step towards undoing the horrific injustice visited on her, said Amnesty International today.
Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights activist jailed for calling for anti-government protests, was released on 24 May. He told us about being imprisoned – but not silenced – and what international support means to him.
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Ángel Colón, an immigrant of Afro-descendent origin, left Honduras in January 2009 hoping to reach the USA and find a job to pay for medical treatment for his eldest son, who was seriously ill with cancer.