Jul 31 2011 12:00 am
Iran: pardon of man sentenced to be blinded highlights need for law reform
Amnesty International reacted to news that Majid Movahedi, sentenced to blinding as retribution for an acid attack seven years ago in Iran, has been pardoned by his victim in exchange for compensation...
Jul 29 2011 12:00 am
Iran: fresh call for release of US hikers ahead of Sunday's hearing
‘Parody of justice must end here’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Iran must release two US nationals held for the past two years apparently for political reasons, Amnesty International said today, ahead of a...
Jul 29 2011 12:00 am
Record number of entries for Amnesty theatre award
Freedom of Expression at heart of world’s largest arts festival Amnesty International today announced a record number of entries for its Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, w...
Jul 29 2011 12:00 am
Cassette Boy, Misery Bear and Torture Team
Tune into Episode 2 of Amnesty TV at amnestytv.co.uk To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the world’s biggest human rights organisation, Amnesty International UK has launched Amnesty TV, a new vid...
Jul 29 2011 12:00 am
Malaysia frees activists detained under emergency law
Amnesty International welcomed the release of six political activists, but called on the Malaysian authorities to free thousands of other detainees held under preventive detention laws. Socialist Part...
Jul 29 2011 12:00 am
Israeli lawsuit for cost of Bedouin village evictions 'beggars belief'
Amnesty International has said the decision by the Israeli authorities to sue residents of a Bedouin village in Israel’s Negev desert for the cost of Israeli government agencies repeatedly destroying...
Jul 29 2011 12:00 am
Indonesia: Ahmadiyya killings verdicts do nothing to stem attacks
The verdicts imposed against 12 people accused of killing 3 members of the Ahmadi community in Indonesia, show that religious minorities face ongoing discrimination, Amnesty International said today....
Jul 28 2011 12:00 am
Burundi: Release prominent lawyers jailed on spurious charges
The Burundian government should immediately release two prominent lawyers jailed amid an ongoing dispute with the government, Amnesty International said today, as a national lawyers’ strike continues....
Jul 28 2011 12:00 am
Ivory Coast: Hundreds of thousands trapped in fear, unable to return home
Security forces and a state-backed militia in Ivory Coast are creating a climate of fear that is preventing hundreds of thousands of people, displaced by post-election violence from returning to their...
Jul 27 2011 12:00 am
Ghana: Government minister must retract his calls for rounding up and arrest of gay men and lesbians
Amnesty International today condemns the comments by Paul Evans Aidoo, Ghana’s Western Region Minister, who recently called for the arrest of all gay men and lesbians in the country. Amnesty is callin...