• Jun 30 2015
  • 12:00am
Egypt: crackdown is 'crushing an entire generation' of young people - new report
Teenager arrested and tortured for wearing anti-torture t-shirt is part of crackdown as country reverts to full ‘police state’ behaviour
  • Jun 29 2015
  • 6:16pm
Egypt: prosecutor's killing despicable but should not be pretext for state repression
‘The killing of Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was a despicable, cowardly and cold-blooded act of murder’ - Said Boumedouha  
  • Jun 29 2015
  • 3:57pm
USA: Supreme Court lethal injection ruling leaves injustice of death penalty in place
Risk of wrongfully-convicted person being executed remains  
  • Jun 26 2015
  • 4:12pm
USA: Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling strongly welcomed
‘This is a joyous day’ - Steven W Hawkins  
  • Jun 26 2015
  • 12:53pm
Hobbit star Ryan Gage opens Hampton Court garden celebrating Magna Carta as Human Rights Act under threat
Eight hundred years since Magna Carta, a commemorative garden will mark the historic anniversary at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, at a time when modern-day human rights protections are
  • Jun 26 2015
  • 12:03pm
Azerbaijan: Release jailed dissidents for positive legacy of European Games
Azerbaijan must immediately and unconditionally release all government critics unfairly imprisoned if the European Games are to leave a positive legacy, Amnesty International said today ahead of th
  • Jun 25 2015
  • 5:27pm
Syria: UN Security Council meeting with NGOs tomorrow should lead to arms embargo
‘There are concrete actions the UN can and should take to reduce and deter violations against civilians’ - Philip Luther  
  • Jun 25 2015
  • 12:51pm
Northern Ireland: High Court challenge on same-sex marriage welcomed
‘Same sex couples in every part of the UK should have an equal right to marry the person they love’ - Gráinne Teggart 
  • Jun 25 2015
  • 12:06pm
Japan carries out first execution of year
‘To take a man’s life in this way is the politics of the gutter’ - Hiroka Shoji   
  • Jun 25 2015
  • 10:44am
Cardinal Seán Brady part of a conspiracy of silence on child abuse - Amnesty
Amnesty International has said Cardinal Seán Brady was part of a conspiracy of silence on clerical child abuse which ran from top to bottom in the Catholic Church in Ireland.