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Dec 16 2011 12:00 am
Sri Lanka report falls short of addressing war crimes

The final report of Sri Lanka’s Lesson Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), released publicly today, acknowledges serious human rights problems in Sri Lanka but falls short of fully addressing...

Dec 16 2011 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: six men face having a hand and a foot amputated for 'highway robbery'

King Abdullah urged to prevent ‘horrific’ punishments Six men facing amputation of their right hands and left feet for “highway robbery” in Saudi Arabia must have their sentences commuted by the king...

Dec 16 2011 12:00 am
Russia: 'shocking' murder of journalist in Dagestan must be properly investigated

The shocking murder of a journalist shot dead in the Russian republic of Dagestan last night is a terrible sign of the risks journalists in Dagestan face, Amnesty International said today...

Dec 16 2011 12:00 am
China: 'Travesty' as prisoner of conscience Gao Zhinsheng sent back to jail

Chinese state media reports that Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng violated probation and will be sent back to prison are shocking Amnesty International said today Catherine Baber, Amnesty...

Dec 16 2011 12:00 am
USA: 'appalled, but not surprised' reaction to passage of bill allowing indefinite detention

Following the passage in the US House of Representatives, the expected passage in the US Senate, and President Obama’s reported decision not to veto the National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA), Tom...

Dec 15 2011 12:00 am
David Blunkett: Removing citizenship classes from National Curriculum 'absurd'

DJ Reggie Yates and MP David Blunkett might not have much in common – but they agree that removing Citizenship from the national curriculum would be a bad move. Yesterday (14 December), former Home...

Dec 15 2011 12:00 am
Iran: New report reveals surge in secret executions for drugs offences

‘To try to contain their immense drug problem, the Iranian authorities have carried out a killing spree of staggering proportions’ - Ann Harrison This year has seen a dramatic rise in the number of...

Dec 14 2011 12:00 am
Jailed Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad is a prisoner of conscience who should be released

Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of the imprisoned Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad and criticised Egypt’s military rulers for a continuing pattern of abuse after his...

Dec 14 2011 12:00 am
China must end land grabs, amid protests over death in custody

Amnesty International today called on the Chinese authorities to end violent and illegal land grabs, as protests by villagers in the southern province of Guangdong continued following the death in...

Dec 14 2011 12:00 am
Spain: Police use of 'ethnic profiling fuelling racism

Spanish authorities must stop the practice of police selecting individuals for identity checks based on their ethnic or racial characteristics, Amnesty International said in a report published today...