• 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
  • Aug 13 2014
  • 6:39pm
UK's announcement of limited suspension of arms licences to Israel a 'massive step backwards'
Responding to news that the UK government will suspend just 12 export licences for arms and other military equipment to Israel, and only if ‘significant hostilities’ resume once the cur
  • Aug 12 2014
  • 5:16pm
Iraq: Humanitarian efforts failing the hundreds of thousands forced to flee ethnic cleansing
The international community must urgently mount a concerted humanitarian response to assist hundreds of thousands of people across northern Iraq fleeing ethnic cleansing by the forces of the Islami
  • Aug 12 2014
  • 4:40pm
Egypt: As judges recuse themselves in Morsi trial, fears of mass death sentences persist
As news breaks that three judges have recused themselves from a mass court case in Egypt, Amnesty International remains concerned that show trials followed by mass death sentences are becoming a grim trade mark of Egypti...
  • Aug 11 2014
  • 11:59am
Afghanistan: 'Tainted legacy' warning over US failure to provide justice to civilian victims - New report
The families of thousands of Afghan civilians killed by US and NATO forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice, Amnesty International said in a new report released today, just months before the planned withdraw...