Nov 30 2011 12:00 am
Death penalty for two men in Belarus
The two death sentences handed down in Belarus today followed a trial that has failed to meet international fair trial standards, said Amnesty International. Dzmitry Kanavalau was convicted for commit...
Nov 30 2011 12:00 am
The 'UAE5' should have their convictions expunged
Responding to a decision earlier this week to commute the sentences of five United Arab Emirates activists who had been convicted of insulting UAE officials, a coalition of human rights organisations...
Nov 30 2011 12:00 am
Amnesty support calls for Northern Ireland clerical abuse probe
Responding to the publication today of reports by the National Board for Safeguarding Children's rights in the Catholic Church, Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme Director of Amnesty Interna...
Nov 30 2011 12:00 am
USA only country in world to sentence child offenders to life in prison without parole - new report
More than 2,500 child offenders serving life without parole sentences Christi Cheramie clemency application to be submitted today in Louisiana The authorities in the USA must ban the imposition of lif...
Nov 29 2011 12:00 am
Azerbaijan: State fails to deliver justice for Facebook activist
The Azerbaijan Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of the 20-year-old political activist Jabbar Savalan. The news was greeted with disappointment by Amnesty International, who have been campaign...
Nov 29 2011 12:00 am
Burma: Clinton's visit should be measured in human rights improvement
The success of the US Secretary of State’s visit to Burma should be measured on whether the authorities respond immediately by undertaking bold and far-reaching human rights reforms, Amnesty Internati...
Nov 29 2011 12:00 am
States must act resolutely on UN report on Syria
Amnesty International has urged states to act on a UN report confirming that Syrian security forces committed crimes against humanity during their violent crackdown on demonstrators this year. The UN...
Nov 29 2011 12:00 am
New report: Italy - scandal of 'zero tolerance' for Roma under illegal state of emergency
Declaring a baseless state of emergency targeting an ethnic minority and maintaining it in force for three and half years is illegal and discriminatory. Mario Monti’s cabinet must make things right Th...
Nov 25 2011 12:00 am
Amnesty fact-finding team in Egypt
An Amnesty International fact-finding team is in Egypt and available for interview. The team is in Egypt investigating human rights violations committed against protesters in demonstrations in Cairo,...
Nov 25 2011 12:00 am
Stuart Semple to curate art of letter writing for Amnesty- collaborating with the public to Write for Rights
On 1st December, acclaimed artist Stuart Semple will host a live-art-letter-writing event in the Amnesty Shop @ BOXPARK (Amnesty’s first retail concept store, featuring collaborations by British creat...