• Apr 1 2015
  • 1:50am
Global death sentences up 28% last year - new report (1 April)
Nearly 2,500 death sentences in 55 countries, with ‘anti-terrorism’ crackdown in Nigeria and Egypt driving increase   
  • Mar 31 2015
  • 5:51pm
Thailand: 25-year sentence for criticising royal family as government tightens vice on dissent
The conviction and sentencing this morning of a Thai businessman to 25 years in prison for posting messages allegedly critical of the royal family on Facebook is preposterous and shows the urgent n
  • Mar 31 2015
  • 4:30pm
Yemen: at least six civilians burned to death in latest airstrikes
Victims include four children in petrol station attacks in Ibb governorate  
  • Mar 31 2015
  • 4:30pm
Yemen: at least six civilians burned to death in latest airstrikes
Victims include four children in petrol station attacks in Ibb governorate  
  • Mar 30 2015
  • 5:06pm
South Africa: President Zuma must make Marikana findings public
South African President Jacob Zuma must make public the findings of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry into the violence that that led to the killings of 34 striking miners on 16 August 2012 and th
  • Mar 30 2015
  • 4:32pm
Bangladesh: 'Utter failure' to protect bloggers condemned after second killing
“How many more bloggers will have to be attacked before action is taken?" - Abbas Faiz
  • Mar 30 2015
  • 12:21pm
Sierra Leone: Preventing pregnant girls from taking exams is discriminatory warns Amnesty
“This is the latest blow for girls in Sierra Leone who have already faced so much” – Naomi McAuliffe  
  • Mar 26 2015
  • 4:57pm
Mexico: Six months of failure in search for missing students
The Mexican authorities have made shamefully little progress in their investigation into the enforced disappearance of 43 student teachers from Guerrero State, said Amnesty International today, six