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May 28 2012 12:00 am
Syria: Houla massacre 'must spur the Security Council to act'

ICC referral needed as death toll since UN mission alone reaches 1,300 The United Nations Security Council must move beyond condemnation of Friday’s attack that killed scores of civilians in the...

May 28 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty's media awards 2012 winners to be announced tomorrow (Tues 29 May, 10pm)

Amnesty International UK will be announcing the winners of its prestigious annual Media Awards at 10pm tomorrow (Tuesday 29 May). The awards event, being presented this year by Sky News’ Dermot...

May 28 2012 12:00 am
USA: crucial hearing could see Angola 3's Albert Woodfox freed

40 years in solitary confinement could end A three-day evidentiary hearing into a claim of racial discrimination in the selection of the grand jury foreperson prior to the 1998 retrial of Albert...

May 28 2012 12:00 am
Protesters in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province subject to arrest, torture and loss of livelihood - new report

Amnesty International has launched a new report highlighting human rights violations in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province against mainly Shi’a Muslims suspected of participating in protests. Amnesty’s...

May 24 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty International Report 2012: No longer business as usual for tyranny and injustice

Strong Arms treaty needed as UN Security Council increasingly looks unfit for purpose A failure of leadership makes the UN Security Council seem tired, out of step and increasingly unfit for purpose...

May 24 2012 12:00 am
Scotland launch of Amnesty International Report 2012

Strong Arms treaty needed as UN Security Council increasingly looks unfit for purpose China's continuing crackdown on political activists and human rights defenders Amnesty International Scotland...

May 22 2012 12:00 am
British man's two-and-a-half-year plight in detention in Iraq denounced as 'politically-motivated'

Ramze Shihab Amhed has already had eight trials and says he was tortured while in secret detention Amnesty International is calling for the release of a British man who has been detained in Iraq for...

May 21 2012 12:00 am
Human rights in Afghanistan- Amnesty briefing for the 2012 NATO summit

At the 25th Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Chicago, USA, on this coming Sunday and Monday, 20-21 May, the NATO Alliance is expected to consolidate plans for its future...

May 21 2012 12:00 am
UK Government faces tough questions after intervention to aid Shell in US court case on human rights abuses in Niger Delta

The UK Government is facing a series of difficult questions after it surfaced that it has chosen to intervene on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell in a major US court case brought against the oil giant by...

May 21 2012 12:00 am
LGBT people's rights in Ukraine under threat after Kiev's first ever pride cancelled

The Ukrainian authorities should take action to protect the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and ensure they are able to exercise their human rights without fear of...