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Human Rights Group Considered Anwar a Prisoner of Conscience WASHINGTON - August 6 - Sodomy charges against Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim may be an attempt to stop him from running for election to parliament, Amnesty International said today.
"We expect anything from the authorities. We are afraid of everything. They don't have a limit in doing anything with people.
"The report by this organization again criticizes the situation with human rights, and Amnesty International is very consistent on this matter.
Amnesty International says Israel and Hamas committed war crimes and violated other international humanitarian laws during Israeli attacks on Gaza last year.
The Ugandan authorities must end an attack on freedom of expression that has left several media outlets shut by security forces for a fifth day, Amnesty International said today after several activists were arrested for protesting against the crackdown.
Amnesty International: Azerbaijani authorities continue to intimidate and arrest those who criticize government 22:49 23/05/2013 » LAW The Azerbaijani government continues to intimidate and imprison people and groups who criticizes the government.
Activist Adam Adli is escorted by police at a courthouse in Kuala Lumpur on May 23, 2013.
Japan is facing increasing international condemnation for attempts to whitewash the country's World War II atrocities.
The organization, in its annual report, said, "Impunity has further entrenched as the government promoted alleged perpetrators of human rights violations to senior public positions, withdrew criminal cases against them and attempted to establish a transitional justice mechanism with the power to recommend amnesties for crimes under international ... (more)
Several EU countries abuse the rights of migrants and ethnic minorities, while others are not doing enough to combat homophobia, Amnesty International has said.
The South African Police Service is the main villain in a story of corruption, abuse of power and crime told in the latest report on the country's human rights record by Amnesty International.
It is stated in the report that political prisoners still remain in Belarus . Some people received additional prison terms, while civil society activists face violations of their rights to freedoms of speech, assembly and associations.
Repression of independent journalists, opposition leaders and human rights activists increased.
Amnesty International listed US indefinite detention of 166 prisoners at Guantanamo as the country's primary human rights concern in its latest annual report,. The paper also denounced drone strikes and uninvestigated deaths from secret CIA detentions.
Uprisings that swept across North Africa and the Middle East starting in 2011 still are shaping human rights developments, an Amnesty International report said.
MOSCOW, May 23 The Russian authorities clamped down in 2012 on peaceful protests and freedom of expression, while using state media to smear its political opponents, Amnesty International said on Thursday in its annual human rights report.