• Sep 30 2014
  • 10:25am
Iran: halt imminent execution of 26-year-old woman
The Iranian authorities have today confirmed that a woman convicted of killing a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her will be hanged this morning at a prison west of Tehran, in what Amnest
  • Sep 30 2014
  • 10:06am
Amnesty writes to Theresa May over 'unacceptable' scale of loss of life in Mediterranean
It is a moral disgrace that thousands of people have drowned trying to get to the safety of Europe this summer, Amnesty International said today as it published a new report.
  • Sep 30 2014
  • 9:35am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty International asks MLAs to back inclusion of Kincora in Westminster inquiry
Amnesty International has written to all Northern Ireland MLAs asking them to support the inclusion of Kincora Boys' Home in the UK-wide inquiry into child sexual abuse.
  • Sep 27 2014
  • 1:35pm
INDONESIA: New Aceh bylaw imposing 100 lashes for gay and extramarital sex 'enormous step backwards' for human rights
A new law in Indonesia’s Aceh province that imposes up to 100 lashes of the cane for “crimes” such as same-sex sexual activity and sex outside marriage is an enormous step backwar
  • Sep 27 2014
  • 1:32pm
HONG KONG: Amnesty concerned by police response to pro-democracy protest
The quick use of pepper spray and arrests by Hong Kong police during pro-democracy demonstrations last night and today has renewed fears the authorities will fail to uphold the rights to peaceful a
  • Sep 25 2014
  • 2:57pm
Pakistan: Shooting of Brit shows 'even on death row someone accused of blasphemy is not safe'
The shooting of a 70-year old British man on death row in Pakistan today shows the complete failure of Pakistani authorities to provide adequate protection for prisoners sentenced under the country