Aug 25 2011 12:00 am
First ever joint winners of Amnesty's prestigious Freedom of Expression Award
For the first time in the award’s ten-year history, Amnesty International today (25 August) announced two winners of its prestigious Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Fringe: Sold, directed...
Aug 24 2011 12:00 am
Syria: people who pass on information to international media at risk
Torture risk for those who film protests or pass on news reports Journalists and activists in Syria who pass on information about the country's unrest to the media face torture and other ill-treatment...
Aug 24 2011 12:00 am
Tasers: second man in eight days to die after being shocked with Taser
Responding to reports that a second man has died after being struck by a Taser, Amnesty International’s spokesperson Eulette Ewart said: “We don’t know the full circumstances surrounding the death of...
Aug 24 2011 12:00 am
Mauritania urged to revoke anti-slavery activists sentencing
Authorities in Mauritania must revoke jail sentences given to four anti-slavery activists who protested against the enslavement of a ten-year old girl, said Amnesty International. The four men, who be...
Aug 23 2011 12:00 am
Libya: warning over mounting risk to civilians in Tripoli
Amnesty International has warned that prolonged fighting in the Libyan capital Tripoli is seriously endangering civilian lives and has the potential to create a humanitarian crisis. Clashes between th...
Aug 23 2011 12:00 am
Cuba: 'Ladies in White' targeted with arbitrary arrest and intimidation
The Cuban authorities must end their intimidation of a group of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights campaigning for the release of political prisoners, Amnesty International sai...
Aug 23 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: New report condemns treatment of country's poorest
The Egyptian authorities and political parties must put the rights of the country's 12 million slum-dwellers at the top of their agenda if they are to meet the demands for social justice and human dig...
Aug 23 2011 12:00 am
Bahrain: military trial of prominent Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights activists 'deeply disturbing'
‘Civilians should never be tried before military courts’ - Malcolm Smart The Bahraini authorities’ decision to try two prominent Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights activists in...
Aug 22 2011 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty appeal to stop forced eviction of Dale Farm Irish Travellers
Amnesty International is calling on the UK authorities to stop a planned eviction in Essex that would leave up to 86 Irish Traveller families homeless or without adequate alternative housing. The loca...
Aug 22 2011 12:00 am
Final shortlist announced for Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award at Edinburgh Fringe
Amnesty International today (22 August) announced the final shortlist for its Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. The award, given to an outstanding play carrying a human rights messa...