Jul 09 2011 12:00 am
Malaysia: Amnesty International condemns the arrest of peaceful protestors

Malaysian authorities responded to a peaceful rally for electoral reform in Kuala Lumpur today (Saturday) with mass arrests and excessive use of force, Amnesty International said today. At least 924...

Jul 08 2011 12:00 am
Response to legal rulings on UK responsibility on deaths and detentions in Iraq

Following two landmark judgments from the European Court of Human Rights yesterday, Amnesty International is once again calling on the UK authorities to act decisively to ensure accountability for...

Jul 08 2011 12:00 am
Sudan: China, Russia and USA provided weapons or military training for bloody conflict

UN member states must act to control arms shipments to volatile regions like Sudan’s Southern Kordofan, Amnesty International said today ahead of a week of talks on a global Arms Treaty. China, Russia...

Jul 07 2011 12:00 am
Tajikistan: Detained BBC journalist may have suffered torture

Reporter Urunboy Usmonov named prisoner of conscience The Tajikistani authorities must immediately release a BBC journalist who has been held - apparently solely for his work - since mid-June, said...

Jul 07 2011 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty highlights 'serious failings' in immigration removals as new Larne centre - to be operated by private security company named in report - opens its doors

The UK Government must conduct a complete and radical overhaul of the current system of enforced removals from the UK, according to a new briefing and campaign launched today (7 July) by Amnesty...

Jul 07 2011 12:00 am
UK: Ill-trained, dangerous and unaccountable- Amnesty calls for complete overhaul of enforced removals by private security companies

The UK Government must conduct a complete and radical overhaul of the current system of enforced removals from the UK, according to a new briefing and campaign launched today (7 July) by Amnesty In

Jul 06 2011 12:00 am
UK: Detainee inquiry terms of reference and protocol fall short of human rights standards

The UK government today issued the Terms of Reference and Protocol for the Detainee Inquiry, which was announced by Prime Minister David Cameron exactly one year ago. Amnesty International is deeply...

Jul 06 2011 12:00 am
Court rules Netherlands responsible for three Srebrenica death

The Netherlands was responsible for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslims during the 1995 Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a local appeals court in The Hague has ruled today. The case is...

Jul 06 2011 12:00 am
Syria: new witness evidence points to crimes against humanity

Tell Kalakh operation involved systematic round-ups and torture The brutal methods used in a devastating Syrian security operation in the western town of Tell Kalakh may constitute crimes against...

Jul 05 2011 12:00 am
India: Health minister's remarks a 'setback' for gay rights

Authorities in India must ensure that the rights of gay men are protected, said Amnesty International today, after the country’s Health Minister described homosexuality as a “disease”. Addressing a...