• Apr 24 2014
  • 1:37pm
Ukraine: abducted journalists and officials must be released
‘Taking hostages and using them as bargaining chips for political gain is as abhorrent as it is unlawful’ - Heather McGill   Journalists and officials being unlawfully detained and used as &ldquo...
  • Apr 23 2014
  • 10:48pm
Spain: authorities set on crushing right to protest - new report
The excessive use of force by Spanish police and plans to strengthen repressive legislation are a damning indictment of the Spanish government’s determination to crush peaceful protest, Amnesty International said i...
  • Apr 23 2014
  • 12:00am
Qatar: new report shows exploitation and abuse of foreign domestic workers
Though World Cup focus has been on construction workers, women domestic workers even more exposed to abuse ‘Women who find themselves in abusive households face utterly miserable conditions’ - Audrey Gaughra...
  • Apr 17 2014
  • 6:47pm
Bahrain: cleric stripped of nationality facing imminent deportation threat
Shaikh Hussain al-Najati reportedly given 48 hours to leave country and warned that his family may be harmed if he fails to leave   Bahrain’s government must end its intimidation of a Shi’a Musli...
  • Apr 17 2014
  • 6:09pm
Turkey: observer at Monday's Gezi Park Twitter trial
Date: 21 April 2014 Location: Izmir Magistrates Court No.1, Turkey    On Monday Amnesty International will be monitoring the trial of 29 people who sent messages on the Twitter social media site in ...
  • Apr 16 2014
  • 12:49pm
Vanunu case: Israel should lift 'ludicrous' restrictions on nuclear whistleblower
Ten years after release, Mordechai Vanunu still banned from travelling or talking to journalists   Amnesty International is calling for “ludicrous” restrictions on the Israeli nuclear whistleblow...
  • Apr 15 2014
  • 4:51pm
India: Transgender ruling at odds with anti-gay law
Millions of lives will improve thanks to the Supreme Court's recognition of transgendered people’s human rights, Amnesty International said today. A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled that discrimi...
  • Apr 14 2014
  • 7:28pm
Libya: trial of Saif Gaddafi and others by video link 'a farce'
The trial of former Libyan officials, including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, risks descending into a farce after the court ordered today that he and six other defendants be tried via video link, said Amnesty International.&...
  • Apr 14 2014
  • 5:32pm
Vietnam: Three POCs released but 70 remain jailed
The recent early release of three Vietnamese prisoners of conscience is welcome, but at least 70 others remain jailed for peacefully expressing their opinions, Amnesty International said today. The three prisoners, ...
  • Apr 14 2014
  • 11:17am
Coming soon: Sidelines – Amnesty International’s first ever football film festival
Amnesty International UK will be holding its first ever football film festival ‘Sidelines’ from 6-8 June - the weekend before the World Cup starts in Brazil - at Hackney Picturehouse in London. It will be a ...

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