Mar 30 2012 12:00 am
Israel must stop using excessive force against Palestinian 'Land Day' protesters
Reacting to reports that scores of Palestinian protesters marking “Land Day” have been injured, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa deputy director Ann Harrison, said: “News that Isra...
Mar 30 2012 12:00 am
Bahrain should 'immediately release' hunger-striker Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja
52-year-old activist was tortured and given unfair military trial A leading Bahraini human rights defender serving a life sentence for his role in anti-government protests last year must be released i...
Mar 29 2012 12:00 am
Attacks on protesters in Mali should be investigated
‘It is deeply disturbing that Mali’s new military leaders have said nothing about the violence taking place under their noses’ - Salvatore Saguès Amnesty is calling for an investigation into attacks o...
Mar 29 2012 12:00 am
Hangings in Japan a 'hugely retrograde step'
Japan’s decision to hang three prisoners after nearly two years without executions in the country is a retrograde step, Amnesty International said today. Justice Minister Toshio Ogawa authorised the e...
Mar 29 2012 12:00 am
New search and rescue system needed after damning report on Libyan migrant deaths
‘While officials quibble over who’s responsible for search and rescue, we’re wasting precious time’ - Nicolas Beger Amnesty International has called for a more effective search and rescue system for m...
Mar 29 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty launch of Scottish Gypsy Traveller reports
Findings on Scottish Local Authorities provision and policies Analysis of Scottish media coverage of Scottish Gypsy Travellers Reports outline both good and bad practice around Scotland Amnesty Intern...
Mar 29 2012 12:00 am
India: Balwant Singh reprieve not enough
The final hour reprieve for Balwant Singh, due to be executed on Saturday 31 March, was welcomed by Amnesty International today and acts as a reminder of the Indian government’s need to commu
Mar 28 2012 12:00 am
Arab League summit in Iraq - experts available for comment
Ahead of the meeting of heads of state at the Arab League Summit in Baghdad tomorrow (29 March), Philip Luther , Amnesty International’s interim Middle East and North Africa Director, is available for...
Mar 28 2012 12:00 am
Legal Aid Bill: Lords decision is a dark day for justice
The rejection last night in the House of Lords of proposed amendments to the government’s Legal Aid Bill, is a huge blow to justice which will place the law beyond the reach of human rights victims, A...
Mar 28 2012 12:00 am
Cuban authorities accused of 'communications blockade' of activists during Pope's visit
Call on Pope to speak out after activists’ phone lines cut Cuban human rights activists are facing a surge in harassment in a bid to silence them during the Pope's visit, Amnesty International said to...