Jul 19 2011 12:00 am
India: Orissa high court rejects Vedanta refinery expansion

Amnesty International has urged the Indian authorities to order the immediate clean-up of an alumina refinery in the state of Orissa, following a high court decision to reject plans for its expansion...

Jul 18 2011 12:00 am
Iraq: execution of former Saddam officials should be halted

81 death sentences reportedly approved by President The Iraqi authorities should halt the imminent execution of five senior officials under former president Saddam Hussain, Amnesty International said...

Jul 18 2011 12:00 am
Turkey urged to halt heavy handed evictions in Istanbul

The Turkish authorities should halt a series of heavy- handed forced evictions which have already resulted in a number of vulnerable families in central Istanbul effectively being made homeless...

Jul 13 2011 12:00 am
UK: Supreme Court upholds open justice- for now

The highest court in the UK today ruled in the case of Al-Rawi that secret evidence cannot be used in trials of civil damages claims in the absence of statutory power to do so. Amnesty International...

Jul 12 2011 12:00 am
Israel: anti-boycott law an attack on freedom of expression

‘This law is a blatant attempt to stifle peaceful dissent’ - Philip Luther A law passed by the Israeli Knesset (parliament) making it an offence to call for a boycott against the state of Israel or...

Jul 11 2011 12:00 am
Nigeria: Authorities should commute actress Rabi Ismail's death sentence

The Nigerian authorities must commute all death sentences and impose an official moratorium on executions, Amnesty International said today, following the confirmation of a death sentence by the...

Jul 11 2011 12:00 am
Malaysia: Police use brutal tactics against peaceful protestors

The UK government must press Malaysia’s Prime Minister on freedom of assembly during his visit this week, Amnesty International said today, after peaceful protesters in Kuala Lumpur were met with...

Jul 11 2011 12:00 am
Gambia: End cover-up of disappeared journalist's whereabouts or fate

Amnesty International today called on the government of Gambia to end the cover-up on the whereabouts or fate of the Gambian journalist Ebrima Manneh, who has been subjected to enforced disappearance...

Jul 11 2011 12:00 am
Iran: The life of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani remains in the balance

A year after public attention was cast upon Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s plight, her life appears to remain in the balance. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old woman from Iran’s Azerbaijani...

Jul 09 2011 12:00 am
Senegal: Authorities must not return former Chadian president to Chad

Amnesty International has urged the Senegalese authorities not to return former Chadian president Hissène Habré to Chad where he has been sentenced to death in absentia. Senegalese officials have said...