Jul 31 2012 12:00 am
Chile: several Children's rights injured after violent eviction
The Chilean authorities must initiate a thorough, independent investigation into the police use of force during and after an eviction that resulted in a dozen Indigenous community members – including...
Jul 31 2012 12:00 am
Mali: unwed couple stoned to death - a 'gruesome and horrific act'
Responding to reports that an unwed couple has been stoned to death in a town in northern Mali, Amnesty International’s Deputy Africa Director Paule Rigaud said: "Amnesty condemns this gruesome and ho...
Jul 31 2012 12:00 am
Mali: Investigate disappearances, killings and torture of Junta opposition
Mali must halt its slide into human rights chaos and open investigations into dozens of cases of enforced disappearances, extra-judicial killings and torture documented by Amnesty International. In a...
Jul 30 2012 12:00 am
Record number of entries for Amnesty theatre award
Fringe productions will challenge, inspire and ensure human rights at very heart of the world’s biggest arts festival Another year of firsts with The Guardian's Lyn Gardner joining the 2012 Award judg...
Jul 30 2012 12:00 am
Pussy Riot trial denounced as 'politically motivated'
As the trial of members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot gets underway today in Moscow over a protest song Virgin Mary, redeem us of Putin in Christ the Saviour Cathedral on 21 February, Amnesty Inter...
Jul 30 2012 12:00 am
Conviction of British pensioner in Iraq after 15-minute court hearing
‘Grossly unfair’ 15-minute court hearing in Ramze Shihab Amhed case relied on ‘torture’ evidence Amnesty International has condemned the trial in Iraq of a 70-year-old British man who has been sentenc...
Jul 30 2012 12:00 am
Landmark legal ruling says South Africa cannot deport people at risk of death penalty
A ruling by South Africa’s highest court has confirmed that the deportation of two individuals to Botswana cannot go ahead because if deported they face a real risk of the death penalty in what Amnest...
Jul 28 2012 12:00 am
World powers delay Arms Treaty deal
Russia and the USA have acted to delay establishing landmark international Arms Treaty, said Amnesty International. Secretary-General of Amnesty International Salil Shetty said: “With one person dying...
Jul 27 2012 12:00 am
Arms control campaigners take armoured tank through streets of London to call for tough Arms treaty
Final talks for historic new treaty are set to begin on Monday 2 July Londoners were today (Weds 27 June) in for a surprise as arms control campaigners drove an armoured battle tank through the street...
Jul 26 2012 12:00 am
Arrests at Oswaldo Paya funeral was 'intimidation' of Cuba's dissidents
The Cuban authorities’ arrest and short-term detention of more than 40 activists as they paid their respects at the funeral of human rights activist Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas is another sign of how entren...