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Aug 01 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty: Northern Ireland media key to ensuring good government

On Monday 6 August Amnesty International will host its annual Human Rights and Journalism panel discussion on current human rights issues being debated in the press and the importance of investigative...

Aug 01 2012 12:00 am
Syrian government assault on Aleppo is culmination of months of repression - new report

Aleppo crackdown part of crimes against humanity by Syrian government forces The assault by Syrian government forces on the city of Aleppo is the culmination of months of brutal crackdowns against...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...