Jun 01 2009 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Amnesty International deplores execution and crucifixion

Amnesty International deplores the execution and crucifixion which took place in Saudi Arabia today. Ahmed bin ‘Adhaib bin ‘Askar al-shamlani al-‘Anzi was beheaded and his body crucified in a public...

Jun 01 2009 12:00 am
Jailed Azerbaijani newspaper editor receives Amnesty Media Award

Jailed Azerbaijani newspaper editor receives Amnesty media award. Download Russian version (PDF)Amnesty International this evening gave its coveted “Special Award For Journalism Under Threat” to...

Jun 01 2009 12:00 am
Human Rights Briefing: President Obama in Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:“As well as delivering his speech to the Muslim world and trying to kick-start the stalled Middle East peace process, President Obama should use this...

Jun 01 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty launches dedicated Twitter channel for journalists

“It’s exactly the right time to start tweeting Amnesty news for journalists who want real-time human rights updates” - Mike Blakemore, Amnesty media directorWinners of Amnesty’s annual media awards...

May 29 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: UN must publicise civilian casualty figures

UN Human Rights Council condemned as having double standardsThe United Nations must immediately publicise its estimate of the number of civilians killed by the two sides in the final weeks of fighting...

May 28 2009 12:00 am
Underlying the economic crisis is a human rights time bomb

World leaders must invest in human rights as purposefully as they are investing in the economy, says Amnesty as it launches annual reportThe world is sitting on a social, political and economic time...

May 26 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Human Rights Council should demand immediate access and accountability

Amnesty International welcomes the decision by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to hold a Special Session on Sri Lanka today. Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific director, said:“For the...

May 22 2009 12:00 am
Nigeria: Hundreds feared dead and thousands trapped in Niger Delta fighting

Thousands of villagers have been displaced and thousands more are trapped in the cross fire in the Delta State since fighting began on 13 May 2009 between Nigeria’s Joint Task Force (JTF) and armed...

May 19 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Three doctors who helped BBC now missing

Fears grow that news from conflict zone will be restrictedThree doctors who told the BBC of various attacks carried out by the Sri Lankan government over the last few months have gone missing...

May 18 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Urgent need for human rights protection

As the war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) reaches its final hours and the humanitarian crisis unfolds, Amnesty International is calling for key steps to be adopted to...