Sep 20 2011 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: 'sorcery' execution condemned as 'appalling'
Saudi Arabia's government should establish an immediate moratorium on executions in the kingdom, Amnesty International said today after a Sudanese man convicted of "sorcery" was put to death. Abdul Ha...
Sep 20 2011 12:00 am
Dismay at decision to deny clemency to man on death row in USA
Troy Davis to be executed tomorrow despite huge response to ‘Too Much Doubt’ campaign ‘Terrible day for US justice’ - Kate Allen Vigil outside US embassy in London planned for tomorrow night Campaigne...
Sep 20 2011 12:00 am
New briefing: EU countries failing Libyan refugees stuck in limbo
European countries have shamefully failed to help thousands of mainly African refugees stranded near Libya’s borders, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing paper. In Europe, now it is you...
Sep 19 2011 12:00 am
Yemen: use of excessive force against protestors condemned
* Approximately 200 killed in protests in country since February * Call on UN in Geneva to condemn killings and support inquiry The Yemeni authorities must immediately stop the killing of peaceful pro...
Sep 16 2011 12:00 am
UK: Iconic illustrations to go under the hammer
Artwork from award-winning book to be auctioned off to raise funds for Amnesty Seven of the nation’s finest illustrators will see their work going under the hammer on 4 October at the Illustration Cup...
Sep 16 2011 12:00 am
Ethiopia: End the crackdown on critics
It is not plausible that countless members of the political opposition and independent journalists are engaged in terrorist activities.” The Ethiopian authorities must end their continuing crackdown o...
Sep 16 2011 12:00 am
Eritrea: Prisoners of conscience held for a decade must be released
The Eritrean authorities must immediately and unconditionally release 11 prominent politicians, including three former cabinet ministers, who have been held incommunicado without charge for ten years,...
Sep 15 2011 12:00 am
USA: Bianca Jagger to take message to US Embassy appealing for Troy Davis execution to be halted
MEDIA ADVISORY - FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER BIANCA JAGGER TO TAKE MESSAGE TO US EMBASSY APPEALING FOR TROY DAVIS EXECUTION TO BE HALTED * Bianca Jagger and Amnesty chief to deliver message on Friday 16th ahe...
Sep 15 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: Emergency law biggest threat to rights since '25 Jan revolution'
The military authorities have essentially taken Egypt’s laws back to the bad old days. We fear that the security forces will interpret these amendments as a sign that they have been ‘let off the leash...
Sep 15 2011 12:00 am
Iran: Free two US hikers jailed for 'espionage' immediately
Authorities in Iran must release two US nationals without delay, Amnesty International said today, amid conflicting messages on the fate of the pair after more than two years in detention. Iran’s Pres...