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May 16 2011 12:00 am
Morocco: Journalist facing trial tomorrow should be released

A Moroccan journalist set to go on trial tomorrow, apparently for criticising Morocco’s counter-terrorism law, must be released immediately and unconditionally if he is being held solely for his...

May 16 2011 12:00 am
Gaddafi arrest warrant 'a step forward' for international justice

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor’s request for an arrest warrant for Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi is a step towards justice for the victims of human rights violations in Libya, Amnesty...

May 16 2011 12:00 am
Belarus: Amnesty condemns convictions linked to protests

Amnesty International has today (16 May) condemned the conviction of four Belarusian prisoners of conscience, including former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau, over their involvement in post...

May 16 2011 12:00 am
Amnesty is 50 - Make a wish but don't blow the candle out

The world’s largest and best known human rights organisation is still just as vital, half a century on Amnesty International, the world’s largest human rights organisation, is celebrating 50 years of...

May 14 2011 12:00 am
Iran must not carry out retribution blinding sentence

Amnesty International today called on the Iranian authorities to not carry out a sentence ordering a man to be blinded by having acid dropped in both eyes as part of a retribution punishment. Majid...

May 13 2011 12:00 am
Report 2011: Amnesty International at 50 says historic change on knife-edge

Growing demands for freedom and justice across the Middle East and North Africa and the rise of social media offer an unprecedented opportunity for human rights change – but this change stands on a...

May 13 2011 12:00 am
Mexico: Death of Pride organiser sparks new fears of homophobia

The murder of a leading light in Mexican’s gay community has re-ignited concerns from Amnesty International for the safety and protection of LGBTI people in the Central American state. Quetzalcoatl...

May 11 2011 12:00 am
Uganda: Reject anti-homosexuality bill

The Ugandan parliament should reject the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that has been the subject of public hearings before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, said Amnesty International and Human...

May 11 2011 12:00 am
Bahrain: tomorrow's trial of 21 activists must be fair

'Bahrain's government has stacked the deck against the defendants' - Philip Luther A military trial due to be held tomorrow for a group of 21 prominent Bahraini opposition activists must meet...

May 10 2011 12:00 am
Iran: US hikers should be released

Flawed trial set to resume tomorrow Amnesty International has called on the Iranian authorities to release two US citizens apparently held for political reasons for nearly two years, as their flawed...