Aug 16 2011 12:00 am
Malawi set for fresh anti-government protests
Malawians participating in nationwide protests planned for tomorrow (17 August) risk being killed or injured unless the authorities halt the use of live ammunition against anti-government demonstrator...
Aug 16 2011 12:00 am
Cameroon: Release two men held for homosexuality
Authorities in Cameroon must immediately release two young men due to stand trial later this week (18 August) on charges of homosexuality and repeal the discriminatory law used to imprison them, said...
Aug 16 2011 12:00 am
Egypt must drop charges against blogger accused of 'defaming' military on Twitter
The Egyptian authorities must immediately drop charges against a woman blogger and activist accused of defaming the military on Twitter, Amnesty International said today. Asmaa Mahfouz, 26, was summon...
Aug 16 2011 12:00 am
Indonesia: new mob attack on Ahmadi minority condemned amid sentencing controversy
The Indonesian authorities must act to halt attacks on the country’s Ahmadi minority, Amnesty International said today, after a radical Islamist group led an attack on the Ahmadiyya in Makassar, South...
Aug 15 2011 12:00 am
UK banks still financing companies that produce cluster bombs despite government ban on weapons
* New opinion shows strong support for UK ban on cluster weapons investments * Chris Atkins confrontational new film released on ‘Amnesty TV’ The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and other UK high street...
Aug 15 2011 12:00 am
Final 50 tickets released for Amnesty's sold-out Edinburgh comedy night
Top comedians speak about their support for Amnesty and freedom of expression Amnesty International will release an extra 50 tickets tomorrow (Tuesday) for its sold-out Stand Up For Freedom comedy nig...
Aug 14 2011 12:00 am
Critics victorious in Comics vs. Critics football match at Edinburgh Festival
Critics at the Edinburgh festival today beat the comedians’ side 7-3 in the annual “Comics v Critics” football match on Edinburgh’s Meadows, organised by Amnesty International and Fest magazine. Goals...
Aug 12 2011 12:00 am
Comedians vs Critics football match at Edinburgh Festival: captains begin battle of words
Comedian Mark Watson and critic Peter Geoghegan – team captains for the annual “Comics v Critics” football match at the Edinburgh Festival - today started talking up their teams’ chances in Sunday’s b...
Aug 11 2011 12:00 am
UK: Response to proposed social media crackdown
Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “Human rights are not an inflexible, blunt instrument designed to prevent the police from protecting people and thwarting crime. However, any de...
Aug 10 2011 12:00 am
India: Enquiry into land protest deaths must be thorough and fair
The Government of Maharashtra must ensure a thorough and fair inquiry into deaths during a protest by farmers, Amnesty International said today, after at least three people were killed when police fir...