Oct 31 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: new call for end to military trials after detention of blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah
Army investigation into Maspero violence ‘unacceptable’ The authorities must stop trying civilians before unfair military courts, Amnesty International said today, after a prominent Egyptian blogger a...
Oct 31 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: Human rights 'manifesto' issued ahead of historic elections
New briefing on Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights’s rights also published Egyptian political parties must ensure that there are ten key human rights reforms to deliver the new...
Oct 29 2011 12:00 am
Syria protestors described as 'some of the bravest on the planet'
Comments ahead of ‘No More Blood - No More Fear’ march and rally outside Syrian embassy in London today, 12-4pm Speaking ahead of a major demonstration in London later today against the ongoing crackd...
Oct 28 2011 12:00 am
Saif Gaddafi must be transferred safely to ICC
Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi must be allowed to surrender to the International Criminal Court to face investigation for crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said today, amid reports that the fugiti...
Oct 28 2011 12:00 am
'The revolution will be tweeted' Bianca Jagger tells Amnesty lecture
Human rights campaigner Bianca Jagger will tell a Belfast crowd this evening (Friday) that social media websites like Twitter can help drive a worldwide human rights revolution. But she also issued a...
Oct 28 2011 12:00 am
Rendition: alleged victim Abu Zubaydah takes case against Lithuania to European Court
Lithuania urged to re-open its own investigation Lithuania’s failure to investigate its role in the US-led rendition programme has forced an alleged victim of secret detention to take his case to the...
Oct 27 2011 12:00 am
Iran: release of actress Marzieh Vafamehr highlights plight of persecuted filmmakers
Ja’far Panahi and other filmmakers still being targeted The release of the Iranian actress sentenced to 90 lashes and a year in prison after appearing in a banned film highlights the need to release o...
Oct 26 2011 12:00 am
'No More Blood - No More Fear' march and rally outside Syrian embassy, Saturday 29 October, 12-4pm
Amnesty International is joining with Syrians in the UK for a “No More Blood - No More Fear” march and rally outside the Syrian embassy in London on Saturday 29 October (12-4pm). The event will see hu...
Oct 25 2011 12:00 am
Dominican Republic: One in ten murders on popular Caribbean Island are committed by police - New report
“If you rob somebody and this person files a complaint, if the police identify you as the robber, they look for you and without letting you speak they shoot at you.” More than one in ten of all murder...
Oct 24 2011 12:00 am
Syria: Hospital patients subjected to torture and ill-treatment - New report
The Syrian government has turned hospitals into instruments of repression in its efforts to crush opposition, Amnesty International said in a new report published today (24 October). The 39-page repor...