In Turkish Prisons: A Report from Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s concerns in Turkey continue to be as they have been for some years past, the imprisonment of prisoners of conscience, widespread and systematic torture and ill-treatment of political prisoners, and the imposition and use of the death penalty. There is also concern that the difficulties lawyers experience in …

Syria: The Amnesty Report

Many thousands of people have been arbitrarily arrested and detained without charge or trial in Syria since the country’s state of emergency came into force more than twenty years ago. There have also been reports of torture, “disappearances,” and extrajudicial executions carried out by the security forces. The targets of …

Five Prisoners of Conscience

The cases of the five prisoners of conscience that follow have been compiled by Amnesty International and the representative of those of many other Uruguayan political prisoners who have been imprisoned for their nonviolent political views. Anyone in Uruguay who voices criticism of government policies is liable to the charge …

Amnesty International on Argentina

On August 13, 1979, Amnesty International called on the government of Argentina to stop the harassment of human rights organizations in the country. Amnesty International made the appeal following a raid on August 10 by Argentine security officers on the offices of three leading human rights organizations. During the raid, …