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 16 2012 6:00PM
At the doors of the Russian Embassy with Pussy Riot
‘No matter what happens on the 17 th – 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 be...
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 p...
Nov 16 2011 11:00AM
Idaho will restart executions after 17 years. Help us stop them.
Update – 18 November We’re extremely sad to hear that today Idaho authorities chose to restart executions in the state, by executing Paul Rhoades with a lethal injection. Thank you to all of you who took action and shared this post. It...
Nov 7 2011 11:00AM
Busting some myths about the legal aid bill
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill , which is currently passing through Parliament, could deny justice to vulnerable people affected by human rights abuses committed by UK companies overseas. For instance, those...
Oct 12 2011 12:00PM
Eastlea school students meet Human Rights Minister Jeremy Browne
Here’s a guest post from our Education and Student team, who’ve been following the Eastlea School youth group for our new film encouraging more young people to get involved with our work. They went to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office...
Aug 26 2011 12:00PM
Cluster bombs Facebook Q&A – transcript
Verity Coyle, our lead campaigner for cluster munitions, and Thomas Nash from Article 36 held a live Q&A with our Facebook fans on 24th August. Here’s a full transcript of the questions and answers. You can join our cluster bombs campa...
Aug 18 2011 12:00PM
Stop RBS investing in slaughter – Updated
WEEK TWO UPDATE: Some of you may have received an email from RBS in response to our campaign to call on UK banks to cease all investment in any company involved in the production of cluster bombs. We are just checking the details and s...
Aug 17 2011 12:00PM
Cluster Bombs: RBS responds
Since yesterday more than 7,000 of you have emailed the Chief Executive of RBS, Stephen Hester and they are having a very hard time ignoring our calls. That is why they have sent some of you responses to your emails. If you have had a...
Jul 5 2011 12:00PM
Ask Hague to back Saudi women protestors
UPDATE: Thank you for such a quick response to our action – you sent over 120 messages, most of them within an hour of our action launching! It might not sound a lot, but imagine all of those arriving in your ‘mention’ list… The Foreig...
May 27 2011 12:00PM
50 years: the Amnesty story
“Yet if these feelings of disgust all over the world could be united into common action, something effective could be done.” Peter Benenson 'It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.' Chinese proverb May 1961. Elvis Pr...
May 26 2011 12:00PM
Eynulla Fatullayev free!
Yes, it’s true, Eynulla Fatullayev has been freed under presidential pardon . What a rollercoaster of a couple of days! On Tuesday, we launched a twitter action to free Eynulla Fatullayev , the Azerbaijani journalist who has been jaile...
May 25 2011 12:00PM
Twitter action for Eynulla Fatullayev has impact in Azerbaijan – not all of it what we expected!
Our Twitter action yesterday for wrongly-imprisoned Azerbaijan journalist Eynulla Fatullayev certainly had an impact in Azerbaijan and here in the UK. Our message to President Aliyev – “Eynulla Fatullayevi Azad et!”, or “Free Eynulla F...
May 24 2011 12:00PM
Join us and urge Azerbaijan to free Eynulla Fatullayev
Two years ago at the Amnesty UK Media Awards, we honoured Azerbaijani newspaper editor Eynulla Fatullayev with the AIUK Special Award for Journalism Under Threat. Eynulla is an outspoken journalist who has been imprisoned since 2007 on...
May 13 2011 12:00PM
Human rights and social media - you've never been so important
It’s an important day for us as we publish our latest annual report – The State of the World’s Human Rights Today . And it’s not just important for us here. It’s a big day for any of us who, possibly for the first time, felt we could t...
May 5 2011 12:00PM
Amnesty AGM 2011
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May 3 2011 12:00PM
Syrians risk bullets to demand their rights
Help stop the bloodshed: sign our petition now When army tanks recently rolled into the city of Dera’a in southern Syria and began shelling residential areas , the human rights crisis in the country reached a new low. More than 511 peo...
Apr 6 2011 1:00AM
Women’s human rights in Egypt
The Egyptian authorities must amend existing legislation to better protect women in Egypt, and ensure they play an active role in reforms. Women played a key role during the 18 days of protest that led to former president Hosni Mubarak...
Mar 30 2011 12:00PM
The fight for Troy goes on
Our campaign for Troy Davis suffered a major setback this week with the news that the US Supreme Court has rejected his appeal . At the realisation that Troy – who has been on death row for over 19 years and has already had an executio...
Mar 28 2011 12:00PM
The slow death of the death penalty
As we publish our latest death penalty report , looking at executions and sentences around the world during 2010, it is clear that countries using the death penalty are now increasingly isolated. Read on to find out how you can help qu...
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