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May 19 2010 12:00 am
French politicians urged to reject ban on full face veils

Amnesty International is calling on French law-makers to reject a draft law banning the wearing of full face veils in public, which was adopted by the government and put before Parliament today. The...

May 18 2010 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: 700,000 forcibly evicted still ignored five years on

The government of Zimbabwe must take action to protect hundreds of thousands of people left to survive in substandard settlements five years after a program of mass forced evictions, Amnesty...

May 18 2010 12:00 am
Thailand: Military must halt reckless use of lethal force

Amnesty condemns use of live bullets on protestors Thai soldiers must immediately stop firing live ammunition into several large areas in Bangkok where anti-government protesters are gathered, Amnesty...

May 18 2010 12:00 am
Sudanese authorities shut newspaper in crackdown

Amnesty International has urged the Sudanese authorities to end their crackdown on freedom of expression following the arrest of four employees of an opposition newspaper in a late night raid by...

May 18 2010 12:00 am
Malawi: Couple convicted of 'gross indecency' must be released

Amnesty International calls on the Malawian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release a couple convicted today on charges of “gross indecency” and “unnatural acts”. Steven Monjeza and...

May 18 2010 12:00 am
Hard-hitting video exposes Shell's appalling human rights record

Amnesty label Shell’s business principles as “meaningless” as video launches to coincide with Shell’s AGM Amnesty International today launched a new hard-hitting online video aimed at exposing Shell’s...

May 18 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty 'disappointed' by FT's decision to pull ad targeting Shell

Financial Times’ late call thwarts Amnesty’s campaign Amnesty International UK expressed its immense disappointment today at the Financial Times’ decision to pull a new hard-hitting advertisement at...

May 17 2010 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: UN must investigate human rights violations

Amnesty launches fresh call a year on from end of conflict Amnesty expert available for interview Amnesty International today called on the United Nations to set up an immediate and independent...

May 17 2010 12:00 am
Azerbaijan urged to comply with decision of European Court on case of imprisoned journalist and to drop new charges against him

Joint Statement by Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19 and International PEN Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19, and International PEN call on the Azerbaijani government to comply with the ruling of the...

May 17 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty calls for Strathclyde Taser Pilot to be Abandoned

New evidence suggests pilot “unlawful” Amnesty International has supplied legal evidence to the Justice Secretary, Kenny McAskill, indicating that Strathclyde Police has not acted lawfully in setting...