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May 31 2011 12:00 am
Scotland celebrates 50 years in defence of freedom

Amnesty International, the world’s largest human rights organisation, is celebrating 50 years of work on 28 May 2011. To mark Amnesty International's 50th anniversary, Scottish campaigners, artists...

May 31 2011 12:00 am
Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters and Canadian rockers Blurred Vision launch 'Hey Ayatollah' video campaign

Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters and Canadian rock band Blurred Vision have launched a video campaign about Iran in conjunction with Amnesty International. "Hey Ayatollah” is a collaborative video...

May 31 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: senior general's justification of forced 'virginity tests' condemned

Comments made to CNN must lead to full investigation The Egyptian authorities must bring those responsible for ordering or conducting forced “virginity tests” on Women's rights's rightss rights's...

May 31 2011 12:00 am
Bahrain: 'No use of violence' plea to authorities ahead of lifting of state of emergency

Amnesty International has urged the Bahrain authorities not to revert to the use of excessive force against protesters, as activists called for mass anti-government demonstrations across the country...

May 27 2011 12:00 am
Libya: scores of men 'disappeared' by Gaddafi forces in remote Nafusa Mountain region

Those escaping tell of indiscriminate shelling and dwindling food supplies Scores of people have vanished from Libya’s Nafusa Mountain area apparently at the hands of forces loyal to Colonel al...

May 26 2011 12:00 am
Syria: Smuggled video footage points to 'shoot to kill' policy of security forces

Amnesty International has obtained video footage that the organisation believes points to a ”shoot-to-kill” policy being used by the Syrian security forces to quell reform protests. The footage...

May 26 2011 12:00 am
Ratko Mladic arrest 'a major step towards justice'

The arrest of alleged war criminal Ratko Mladić is a major step towards justice, Amnesty International said today as the Bosnian Serb former general was flown to The Hague to face trial on genocide...

May 26 2011 12:00 am
Mladic arrest: Amnesty response

In response to news reports of the arrest of war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic, in relation to the crimes committed in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where at least 8 000 Muslim men and boys were...

May 26 2011 12:00 am
Jailed Azerbaijani journalist pardoned

Journalist had become focus of ‘mass tweet’ campaign Prominent Azerbaijani newspaper editor Eynulla Fətullayev was released earlier today under a presidential pardon and is now at home with his family...

May 26 2011 12:00 am
G8 Summit: Leaders must heed 'clarion call' of Middle East protests

‘Include Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in the political process’ message needed Leaders of the G8 industrialised nations should take bold action to support human rights in...