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2012 (19)
Dec 21 2012 3:12PM
2012: Your human rights year in pictures

What a year 2012 has been. We've seen astounding courage from peaceful protesters in Syria and from individuals like Malala Yousufzai, continuing to call for education for girls despite the dangers. We've seen a punk band stand up to...

Dec 11 2012 12:31PM
Secret Santa Comedy Podcast

Our Secret Comedy Podcast returns with four special episodes to celebrate Christmas. listen to ‘Amnesty's Secret Santa Comedy Podcast One - Bob Mills, Kerry Godliman, Joel Dommett, Stewart Francis, Matt Winning’ on Audioboo (function()...

Dec 10 2012 9:09AM
Turn your text into a postcard for Azerbaijani activist

Update: Thank you for all your messages! Our volunteer translators created 70 postcards in Russian, which we'll post to Mehman so that he can read your messages - see photos of your messages. We can longer translate your message if you...

Nov 1 2012 11:11AM
Voice your support for Jacqueline - sentenced to life in prison aged 16

Had your letter to Jacqueline returned? Please re-send it, ensuring you include B47331 after Jacqueline's name and provide a return address. If you'd prefer not to give your own address, feel free to use ours: Human Rights Action...

Nov 1 2012 11:03AM
The power of a letter and five minutes that could change a life

Has the last year been good to you? Perhaps you've had some great days out, kept up with friends? Moved up at work? Maybe it's been a dream year. Perhaps you've found love, had a baby, travelled the world... So spare a thought for Gao...

Oct 29 2012 2:55PM
'Call Me Kuchu' - the secret world of Uganda's LGBT rights activists

This is a guest post by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, the filmmakers behind feature documentary Call me Kuchu. When we started filming Call Me Kuchu, our documentary about David Kato, the first openly gay man in...

Oct 5 2012 4:57PM
Multimedia monk scoops human rights gong

Venerable Luon Sovath, a Buddhist monk from Cambodia, has won a top human rights award - the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders 2012. Known as the ‘multimedia monk’, Sovath has collected video evidence of communities caught...

Oct 4 2012 12:58PM
Infographic: California's prisoner isolation units

We've launched a new report on solitary confinment, which details the lengths California is willing to take to isolate prisoners -sometimes for as long as 20 years or more. More than 3,000 prisoners in California are in 'Secrutiy...

Aug 20 2012 2:06PM
Pussy Riot - your messages of support

It's only been a few days since three members of Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years each in prison, but here at Amnesty we’re feeling encouraged. And that's thanks to you. We've received an unbelievable number of messages from the...

Aug 17 2012 3:35PM
Pussy Riot jailed. Speak out for them once more.

I would say I'm shocked by the news that Nadezhda, Maria and Ekaterina, members of punk band Pussy Riot, have been jailed for 2 years for 'hooliganism on the grounds of religous hatred'. But I am not shocked. It does not surprise me at...

Aug 16 2012 6:00PM
At the doors of the Russian Embassy with Pussy Riot

‘No matter what happens on the 17th – we already won really’ Outrage at the treatment of Pussy Riot has galvanised into a global movement for their freedom. Here in the UK alone over 12,000 of you have taken action. Your texts have...

Aug 7 2012 6:12PM
Free Pussy Riot, freedom of expression and creative protest

‘We came with what we have and can: with our musical performance.’ Artful understatement from Pussy Riot’s Nadia Tolokonikovoy. For what they ‘have’, and what they ‘can’, is this. Thanks to them, it’s only a matter of time before I...

Jul 20 2012 4:24PM
A silent picture of a toxic legacy

I've just spent a very chilling few minutes in a 40-foot black shipping container, delivered earlier this week from India. This container doesn't house exported trade goods from Asia, but an audio-visual art installation invoking some...

Jul 1 2012 5:13PM
Do some good

Thanks for taking part in our quiz about torture. Looking for the answers? You've come to the right place. Let's see how you scored. Q: Are you aware that people around the world are tortured for voicing their opinions, using the web...

May 4 2012 2:01PM
Voice your support for Chen Guangcheng

Update - 19 May 2012 We're thrilled to hear that Chen Guangcheng has arrived in New York, following his application for a student visa to the US. Do please keep uploading your messages of support, and we'll pass them on to Chen. Huge...

Apr 16 2012 3:46PM
Most inspiring weekend ever!

This weekend the digital team were at Amnesty's AGM. Whether you were there and want to relive it, or missed out and want to catch up, this is the post for you. [View the story "Amnesty UK AGM 2012" on Storify]Amnesty UK AGM...

Feb 10 2012 11:32AM
Facebook live chat on the Middle East & North Africa uprisings

Amnesty campaigners Amy Summers and Bethan Cansfield joined us on Facebook for a live Q&A on the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. For those of you that couldn't join us live we've put all the questions we answered during...

Feb 7 2012 3:00PM
‘Take Good Care’ – Joss Stone and Dave Stewart get behind Amnesty’s arms campaign

We’re thrilled to give you a sneak preview of a track that Joss Stone and Dave Stewart have recorded in support of our campaign for a bulletproof global arms treaty. ‘Take Good Care’ will be released in full in April this year, but you...

Jan 24 2012 5:12PM
Welcome to the new Amnesty UK blogs

Welcome to our new blogs space. Have a look round, we hope you like it! Our original blogs platform has done us proud for a lttle over 5 years - but 5 years is a long, long time in internet years and we were overdue a virtual lick of...