Nov 25 2011 12:00 am
75 Bob Dylan cover songs in new collection for Amnesty
A new 75-strong set of Bob Dylan cover songs is being released in support of Amnesty International’s human rights work. Buy Chimes to Freedom from the Amnesty Shop The collection, Chimes of Freedom: T...
Nov 25 2011 12:00 am
ICC must end confusion over trial of Saif Gaddafi
The International Criminal Court (ICC) must end the confusion over where Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi should be tried, Amnesty International has said, after the court’s prosecutor said that the Libyan aut...
Nov 24 2011 12:00 am
Yemen: immunity deal would be 'hammer blow' to human rights victims
A power-transfer agreement reportedly granting Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and others immunity from prosecution in exchange for leaving office, deals a serious blow to victims of human rights...
Nov 24 2011 12:00 am
Cameroon: Release men jailed for alleged homosexuality
Authorities in Cameroon must immediately release two men who have been sentenced to five years in prison by a court in Yaounde for homosexual acts, Amnesty International said today. A third man was se...
Nov 24 2011 12:00 am
Belarus: Leading human rights activist jailed for four days
The Belarusian authorities must immediately release a prominent human rights activist convicted today on politically motivated financial charges, Amnesty International said today. Ales Bialiatski, hea...
Nov 24 2011 12:00 am
Amnesty International Exclusives: First retail concept and brand new collaboration range by British creatives
On Nov 28th Amnesty International launches its first-ever concept shopping emporium, in London’s unique shipping-container-department-store, BOXPARK Shoreditch. Throughout 2012 Amnesty Shop @ BOXPARK...
Nov 24 2011 12:00 am
Thailand: Grandfather gets 20 years for 'insulting' queen of Thailand- by text
A 20-year prison sentence for sending four text messages deemed offensive to the Queen of Thailand is a blow to freedom of expression, Amnesty International has said. Amphon Tangnoppaku, 61, was sente...
Nov 24 2011 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: lengthy sentences for 16 reformers a worrying development
Lengthy prison sentences given to 16 men - including prominent advocates of reform who had tried to set up a human rights association in Saudi Arabia - are a worrying development According to reports,...
Nov 24 2011 12:00 am
Cambodia: Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights hit hard by wave of forced evictions
“My house, possessions, clothes, all went up in smoke. Nothing was left” Cambodian Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights are increasingly at the forefront of the battle against a...
Nov 23 2011 12:00 am
South Africa: 'Dark day' for free speech as secrecy bill is passed
“This fatally flawed bill, takes us right back to the apartheid-era restrictions on free speech.” The South African parliament’s approval of a draconian secrecy bill which could see journalists and wh...