• Aug 29 2014
  • 1:47pm
Syria: new campaign on missing lawyer to mark international 'disappearances' day
‘Khalil Ma’touq has disappeared into the yawning chasm of Syria’s secret and deeply frightening detention system’ - Kristyan Benedict
  • Aug 29 2014
  • 12:42pm
Japan: Hanging of two men this morning 'dismal news'
The execution of two men in Japan this morning is dismal news and part of a grim pattern of a return to the death penalty in Japan under Prime Minister Abe, Amnesty International said today.
  • Aug 22 2014
  • 5:11pm
Fresh call for UK to suspend arms to Israel after resumption of hostilities
‘Ministers should stop re-writing their own rules and remember they’re supposed to be stopping … human rights violations’
  • Aug 22 2014
  • 12:21pm
Libya: shocking new video shows public execution in football stadium
Crouching man shot dead in killing organised by Shura Council of Islamic Youth in lawless city of Derna  
  • Aug 20 2014
  • 2:00pm
Beheading of journalist James Foley a war crime - killer must face justice
The execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria constitutes a war crime and highlights the urgent need for all states with influence in
  • Aug 20 2014
  • 12:37pm
Gaza: Israel 'playing games' as human rights organisations denied access
Israel should immediately allow access to Gaza for Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other international human rights organisations so they can investigate allegations of serious violat
  • Aug 18 2014
  • 6:13pm
Saudi Arabia: four family members executed for hashish possession amid 'disturbing' surge in executions
The execution of four members of the same family in Saudi Arabia today is part of a “disturbing” recent surge in the use of the death penalty, said Amnesty International.
  • Aug 15 2014
  • 4:00pm
Morocco: Two people report torture, get imprisoned for slander
Woman reported being beaten, man reported being burned and raped with fingers