Jun 30 2011 12:00 am
Malaysia: mass repression of pro-reform activists
Demonstrators accused of “waging war against the king” Malaysian authorities are arbitrarily arresting and detaining scores of peaceful electoral reform protesters in the worse repression of free spee...
Jun 30 2011 12:00 am
Bahrain: 'Bassiouni' inquiry could be 'sea change' on human rights
Switch to civilian courts also welcomed - an ‘overdue’ step An independent commission set up by the King of Bahrain to investigate alleged human rights abuses during recent protests in the country is...
Jun 30 2011 12:00 am
China: New report - dark times for lawyers as repression intensifies
The Chinese government has unleashed an uncompromising series of measures intended to rein in the legal profession and suppress lawyers pursuing human rights cases, Amnesty International said today (3...
Jun 30 2011 12:00 am
Belarus rounds up 'silent' protesters
Belarusian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release anyone being held merely for taking part in peaceful “silent” protests, Amnesty International said today after hundreds were arreste...
Jun 29 2011 12:00 am
Afghanistan: authorities must work with ICC to prosecute Taleban attackers
The Afghan government must work with the International Criminal Court to investigate those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said today, afte...
Jun 29 2011 12:00 am
Greece: warning after 'massive' amounts of tear gas fired by police
Greek riot police must not use excessive force in their handling of violence during protests in Athens, Amnesty International said today amid reports protesters were hospitalised as police fired massi...
Jun 29 2011 12:00 am
Human rights and the UK supreme court - Amnesty comment ahead of Parliamentary debate
Commenting ahead of tomorrow's (Thursday 30th June) Scottish Government Debate 'The Role of the Supreme Court in Scots Criminal Law' John Watson, Programme Director of Amnesty in Scotland, said: "In S...
Jun 29 2011 12:00 am
Sudan: Authorities force people to return to danger zones in Southern Kordofan
Reports of freshly laid landmines in some areas – restriction of humanitarian aid Amnesty International is alarmed by reports that people displaced by the ongoing conflict in Southern Kordofan are bei...
Jun 28 2011 12:00 am
Human Rights and the UK Supreme Court - Scottish Government Debate
Commenting ahead of tomorrow's (Thursday 30 June) Scottish Government Debate 'The Role of the Supreme Court in Scots Criminal Law' John Watson, Programme Director of Amnesty in Scotland, said: "In Sco...
Jun 27 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: Military's pledge to end 'virginity tests' on protestors welcomed
The head of Egypt’s military intelligence has promised Amnesty International that the army will no longer carry out forced “virginity tests” after defending their use during a meeting with the organis...