• Aug 27 2015
  • 1:11pm
Burkina Faso: Opportunity to abolish the death penalty must be seized
Burkina Faso must seize the opportunity to abolish the death penalty, Amnesty International said on the eve of parliamentary sessions which will culminate in an historic vote.
  • Aug 27 2015
  • 11:50am
Migration figures: government urged to 'show some basic humanity' over global refugee crisis
‘The UK should be doing far more to help people caught up in the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War’ - Steve Symonds  
  • Aug 26 2015
  • 6:51pm
New inquiry into US 'A-Team' killings of Afghan civillians 'welcome, but overdue'
The US authorities must ensure that the re-opened investigation into the alleged killing of some 18 Afghan civilians by a US Special Forces Unit known as the ‘A-Team’ is rigorous and th
  • Aug 26 2015
  • 5:49pm
South Sudan: Both parties must commit to ensuring justice for atrocities
“Silencing the guns and signing accords is not enough…” Sarah Jackson, Amnesty’s East Africa deputy director
  • Aug 26 2015
  • 3:55pm
Iran executes Kurdish man despite unheard appeal as judicial killing spree continues
This morning’s execution denounced as ‘a vicious act of cruelty’   
  • Aug 26 2015
  • 2:48pm
Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2015 Shortlist Announced
Seven powerful productions at Edinburgh Festival Fringe chosen for shortlist    
  • Aug 25 2015
  • 1:57pm
Russia: Ukrainian film-maker's 20-year jail sentence compared to 'Stalinist-era show trials'
Oleg Sentsov and ecologist Aleksandr Kolchenko jailed after unfair trial in Russia military court  
  • Aug 25 2015
  • 12:00am
Saudi Arabia is carrying out executions at a rate of one every two days - new report
Child offenders and those with mental disabilities among those executed  
  • Aug 24 2015
  • 4:19pm
Greece: chaos and squalid conditions for refugees and migrants on island of Lesbos
Dirty, overcrowded detention centre, people crowded onto a car park and many left to walk in sweltering heat