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May 23 2011 12:00 am
Iran: Arbitrary arrests, torture and executions continue

Amnesty International is concerned by the Iranian government’s continuing clampdown on dissent, including arbitrary arrests and the torture or other ill-treatment of people who express views opposed...

May 22 2011 12:00 am
Indonesia: government must ban caning in Aceh

21 people publicly caned for gambling The Indonesian government must end the use of caning as a form of punishment and repeal the laws that allow it in Aceh province, Amnesty International said today...

May 20 2011 12:00 am
Prime Minister should raise Guantanamo case during Obama visit - new letter

London man Shaker Aamer held without trial at camp for over nine years Amnesty International has written to the Prime Minister David Cameron calling on him to raise the case of the Guantánamo detainee...

May 19 2011 12:00 am
Obama speech: USA must 'learn from mistakes of past' in Middle East and North Africa

No more ‘easy rides’ for Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Israel The US President must use his speech on the Middle East to commit to the pursuit of a more even-handed approach to Arab states, one...

May 19 2011 12:00 am
Moscow authorities ban Gay Pride

Amnesty International is calling on the Moscow authorities to overturn their ban on the city’s gay pride event, which had been set to take place on 28 May. Moscow’s Deputy Mayor told the event...

May 19 2011 12:00 am
Mexico migrant find highlights grim conditions

The discovery of more than 500 irregular migrants being smuggled through Mexico in squalid conditions highlights the lack of adequate protection for the thousands that travel through the country each...

May 19 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: Death sentence for 17-year-old condemned

Sentence passed by unfair military court Amnesty International has condemned the death sentence handed down by a Cairo military court against a 17-year-old boy, warning that unfair military trials are...

May 19 2011 12:00 am
Amnesty unveils its 2011 Young Human Rights Reporter of the year

Photographs available on request Amnesty International’s Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year reached its climax this afternoon with the unveiling of the 2011 winners at a prestigious ceremony in...

May 18 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: Still 'Mountain to climb' to achieve justice for protesters-New report

123-page report says victims being failed in aftermath In a major report on the spring uprising in Egypt, Amnesty International has today (18 May) called on the Egyptian authorities to provide justice...

May 17 2011 12:00 am
Syria: Dera'a mass grave reports must be investigated

The Syrian authorities must carry out a prompt, impartial investigation into reports that a number of bodies were unearthed near the city of Dera’a and into how those deaths occurred, Amnesty...