Mar 16 2011 12:00 am
Cuba: Harassment, intimidation and arrest of dissidents continues

Authorities in Cuba are continuing to stifle freedom of expression in spite of the much-publicised recent wave of releases of prominent dissidents, reported Amnesty International today on the eighth...

Mar 15 2011 12:00 am
Iraqi man to face trial on trumped up charges after already spending 11 years in detention

Amnesty International has called on the authorities in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq to immediately release a man who faces trial on fabricated terrorism charges this week after being...

Mar 14 2011 12:00 am
Yemen: those who killed protestors at weekend must be prosecuted

Amnesty International has urged the Yemeni authorities to identify and prosecute members of the security forces responsible for the killings of at least eight anti-government demonstrators over the...

Mar 14 2011 12:00 am
West Bank: Fogel family killings condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the recent killing of a settler family in the West Banks and also called on Israel to halt a continuing wave of reprisal attacks by West Bank settlers against...

Mar 14 2011 12:00 am
Musharraf on torture: 'Extremely worrying' comments condemned

Need for thorough Gibson torture inquiry ‘underlined’ Responding to the reported comments of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf’s that there may have been “tacit approval” by the UK...

Mar 14 2011 12:00 am
20-year-old Belfast man makes shortlist for Amnesty International's first student reporter of the year

Rory Fenton, a 20-year-old Belfast student, was shortlisted today for the inaugural Student Human Rights Reporter of the Year award. Rory, who is a third-year Physics student from Imperial College of...

Mar 11 2011 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia urged to reverse ban on peaceful protest

Amnesty International has called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to reverse the ban on peaceful protest in the Kingdom, amid fears of a violent crackdown on mass demonstrations planned for today's...

Mar 11 2011 12:00 am
Malaysia: Government reveals nearly 30,000 foreigners caned

Malaysia should immediately halt the judicial caning of refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said, after the government disclosed that almost 30,000 foreigners had been caned in five years. In...

Mar 11 2011 12:00 am
Cuba must release prisoner of conscience on hunger strike

Amnesty International has called on the Cuban authorities to release an activist on hunger strike who was detained for his human rights work three months ago and is set to face trial at the end of...

Mar 10 2011 12:00 am
Prince Andrew appeal from father of journalist jailed in Azerbaijan

The father of a wrongly-imprisoned newspaper editor from Azerbaijan has issued an impassioned appeal to the Duke of York to intervene on behalf of his son, following reports that Prince Andrew is...