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Dec 13 2011 12:00 am
Record number of Palestinians displaced by demolitions, as 'Quartet' continues to talk

Israeli authorities have stepped up unlawful demolitions in the West Bank - including East Jerusalem - over the past year, displacing a record number of Palestinian families from their homes, an...

Dec 13 2011 12:00 am
Nepal: Protect Nepalese migrants from false promises of work abroad

Rogue Nepalese recruitment agencies are trafficking Nepalese for exploitation and forced labour in the Gulf States and Malaysia, Amnesty International said today in a new report, as it called on the...

Dec 12 2011 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: beheading of woman for 'witchcraft and sorcery' is deeply shocking

The beheading of a woman convicted of “witchcraft and sorcery” is deeply shocking and highlights the urgent need for a halt in executions in Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International said today. The...

Dec 12 2011 12:00 am
Briefing: Bahrain

Amnesty international UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said: “David Cameron’s meeting with King Hamad Al-Khalifa today is an opportunity for the Prime Minister to make it clear that Bahrain still has...

Dec 10 2011 12:00 am
Forthcoming 76-song Bob Dylan tribute album streaming on Facebook for Human Rights Day

*Pre-orders begin today for four-CD collection *Studio footage of Ke$ha, Pete Townshend and We Are Augustines posted at To mark International Human…

Dec 09 2011 12:00 am
Amnesty appoints new Senior Director of Campaigns and Communications

Amnesty International today announced the appointment of Thomas Schultz-Jagow to the newly-created post of Senior Director of Campaigns and Communications, based at the organisation’s International...

Dec 08 2011 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: detained media monitoring activists are 'prisoners of conscience'

Amnesty International said today it considers three Zimbabwean human rights activists arrested this week to be “prisoners of conscience” and called for their immediate and unconditional release. The...

Dec 08 2011 12:00 am
Romania must come clean over secret CIA prisons

The Romanian authorities must re-open an investigation into CIA secret detention centres on its territory, Amnesty International said today, after new evidence of secret prisons was revealed by a...

Dec 07 2011 12:00 am
Russian authorities must stop mistreatment of protesters

The Russian authorities must halt police mistreatment of election protesters, journalists and detainees, said Amnesty International today, ahead of further planned opposition demonstrations in the...

Dec 07 2011 12:00 am
USA repeatedly shipped arms to Egyptian security forces despite abuses

‘US arms shipments to Egypt’s security forces must be stopped’ - Brian Wood Data obtained by Amnesty International shows that the USA has repeatedly transferred ammunition to Egypt despite security...