Jan 26 2012 12:00 am
Libya: Fresh reports of deaths of detainees amid widespread torture
"It is horrifying to find that there has been no progress to stop the use of torture" - Donatella Rovera Several detainees have died after being subjected to torture in Libya in recent weeks and month...
Jan 26 2012 12:00 am
The Secret Policeman's Ball is Back
Amnesty International's Comedy Class of 2012 including Jon Stewart, Russell Brand and Coldplay to perform in NYC for one night only The funniest night of the decade has been set for Sunday 4 March wit...
Jan 25 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty: UK mustn't use chairmanship to chip away at protections
Responding to Prime Minister David Cameron’s address to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg today, Tara Lyle, Policy Adviser at Amnesty International UK, said: “David Cam...
Jan 24 2012 12:00 am
France: 'Armenian genocide' bill threatens freedom of expression
A bill passed by the French Senate yesterday would violate freedom of expression by making it a criminal offence to publicly question events termed “genocide” under French law, Amnesty International s...
Jan 24 2012 12:00 am
Egypt: Release of blogger Maikel Nabil is the end of a 'cruel ordeal'
The release of an Egyptian blogger and prisoner of conscience whose trial was flagrantly unfair comes months too late, Amnesty International said today. Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s...
Jan 24 2012 12:00 am
Egypt: survey of political parties' views reveals 'disturbing' opposition to Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's rights
Strong support for ending state of emergency laws, but abolition of death penalty opposed Most of the biggest Egyptian political parties have committed to delivering ambitious human right reform in th...
Jan 24 2012 12:00 am
UK: Award-winning authors back Amnesty International youth writing competition
Two prize-winning authors have joined the judging panel for the Amnesty International Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year competition 2012. Anna Perera and Kathryn Cave will sit alongside broadcas...
Jan 23 2012 12:00 am
Arab League findings on Syria 'bolsters case' for UN action
Evidence of human rights violations documented by the Arab League’s observer mission to Syria reinforces calls for the international community to address the worsening human rights and security situat...
Jan 23 2012 12:00 am
USA: Obama's State of Union address should deal with human rights as well as economy
Call for action on Guantánamo, Middle East protests and Burma Ahead of tomorrow’s US State of the Union address from President Barack Obama tomorrow, Amnesty International USA Executive Director Suzan...
Jan 23 2012 12:00 am
Kenya: ICC ruling is 'important milestone for victims'
Responding to today’s ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that four senior Kenyan figures will stand trial over the 2007 post-election violence, Amnesty International Kenya’s Director Jus...