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...
Jun 27 2011 12:00 am
Nigeria: Armed groups targeting civilians in latest bombings
Nigerian armed groups must stop attacking civilians, Amnesty International said today, after as many as 30 people were killed in a bomb attack blamed on the religious sect Boko Haram. Motorcyclists hu...
Jun 27 2011 12:00 am
Libya: ICC arrest warrants for Gaddafi and others welcomed
Arrest warrant is only second - after Bashir, Sudan - issued for sitting head of state Colonel M’uammar al-Gaddafi and other senior Libyan government figures must be arrested and handed over to the In...
Jun 25 2011 12:00 am
China: Weiwei and associates freed, but other activists still in detention
Associates of Ai Weiwei who had been subjected to enforced disappearance along with the Chinese artist since April have been released, according to media reports today. Wen Tao, Hu Mingfen and Liu Zhe...
Jun 24 2011 12:00 am
Tunisia joining the International Criminal Court is welcomed
Amnesty has welcomed Tunisia’s joining of the International Criminal Court (ICC). At a ceremony at the UN in New York, Tunisia has become the 116th state party to the Rome Statute, which set up the IC...
Jun 24 2011 12:00 am
Cameron must make human rights a priority in meeting with Wen Jiabao
David Cameron must keep up the pressure on Chinese premier Wen Jiabao, over China’s appalling human rights record when they meet on Monday, Amnesty International said today. The release of Ai Weiwei t...
Jun 24 2011 12:00 am
Congo: New mass rapes are horrific failure of justice
New mass rapes by members of the Congolese army in the Democratic Republic of Congo are the result of the government’s failure to bring human rights abusers to justice, Amnesty International said toda...
Jun 24 2011 12:00 am
Kuwait: call for release of man detained for tweeting about Middle East protests
Amnesty International is calling for the release of a man in Kuwait who has been detained for tweeting in support of protestors in Bahrain and elsewhere in the Middle East. Nasser Abul, 26, was arrest...