Mar 31 2009 12:00 am
Syria: British woman's mysterious detention raises concern about torture risk
Amnesty makes appeal for access Amnesty International has expressed serious concern about the safety and welfare of a British woman who has apparently been apprehended by members of the Syrian securit...
Mar 30 2009 12:00 am
Indonesia: Peaceful protestors jailed for raising a flag
Amnesty calls for release of 152 arrested over the last two years The Indonesian government has arrested at least 152 people for activities related to the raising of flags symbolising regional indepen...
Mar 30 2009 12:00 am
Greece: New report exposes alleged police brutality
A report published on Monday 30 March by Amnesty International reveals a pattern of serious human rights violations by Greek police and other law enforcement officials. The report highlights allegatio...
Mar 30 2009 12:00 am
Cambodia: An historic day for Khmer Rouge victims
As Cambodia’s most notorious suspected killer finally prepares to face trial today for crimes committed while he was a Khmer Rouge commander 30 years ago, Amnesty International urged the Court conduct...
Mar 30 2009 12:00 am
Algeria: As elections near, new report calls for action over ‘legacy of impunity’
‘Blanket amnesties … are an additional wound inflicted on the victim’ Ahead of next week’s presidential elections in Algeria, Amnesty International has today (30 March) called on the next president to...
Mar 27 2009 12:00 am
Sudan: Bring President Al-Bashir to justice now, says Amnesty
On the eve of the League of Arab States summit in Qatar, Amnesty International is calling on member states to enforce the arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is expected in Qa...
Mar 27 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Call for humanitarian truce - Thousands of civilians under attack
Tens of thousands of people, trapped in ‘safe zones’ in the north eastern Wanni region of Sri Lanka are at increased risk from an escalation in attacks by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) a...
Mar 26 2009 12:00 am
Sudan: President Bashir should not be shielded from jusice
Responding to Sudan’s President Omar El Bashir’s recent visit to Egypt, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan said: "Egypt and other members of the League of Arab States should not shie...
Mar 26 2009 12:00 am
Binyam Mohamed: Decision to act on case welcomed, but inquiry still needed
Decision should be ‘just the first step’ Amnesty International today welcomed the decision of the Attorney General Baroness Scotland to refer the case of Binyam Mohamed to the Metropolitan Police. Mr...
Mar 25 2009 12:00 am
South Korea: Arrests of journalists threaten press freedom
Amnesty International has called on the South Korean government to immediately release television journalist Roh Jong-myeon, who was arrested for “interfering with business” along with three other col...