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...
Jul 26 2012 12:00 am
Northern Ireland remains in the 'dark ages' on Gay Rights - Campaigner
Northern Ireland continues to have a poor reputation on gay rights among the LGBT community in other parts of the UK. That’s according to journalist and campaigner Patrick Strudwick, who is due in Bel...
Jul 25 2012 12:00 am
Sting condemns Russia's treatment of Pussy Riot musicians ahead of Moscow concert
The musician Sting has joined Amnesty International in condemning the Russian authorities’ treatment of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock protest band. Last week, a court in Moscow ruled that three memb...
Jul 25 2012 12:00 am
Disturbing reports of summary killings by both sides in Syria
Reports that government forces and armed opposition groups have been deliberately and unlawfully killing captured opponents in Syria bolster the need for all sides to abide by international humanitari...
Jul 25 2012 12:00 am
Scottish Government decision to legalise same sex marriage significant step forward for equality in Scotland
Amnesty International Scotland strongly welcomes today's announcement from the Scottish Government that it intends to legislate to allow same sex marriage. Shabnum Mustapha, Programme Director for Amn...
Jul 25 2012 12:00 am
Arms Treaty: Draft text has 'major loopholes'
The USA remains key to closing loopholes in final days of negotiations An array of weapons, munitions and related equipment not included within scope Some relatively strong provisions outlined Governm...
Jul 24 2012 12:00 am
Iraqi authorities urged to halt execution of 196 people in Anbar
Country has already executed at least 70 people so far this year, double last year’s rate Amnesty International has condemned the “alarming” news that nearly 200 executions have been given the go-ahea...
Jul 24 2012 12:00 am
Belarus: Release sky-diving 'teddy bear' activist
A photographer and journalism student faces up to seven years in prison after posting pictures of a stunt involving dropping hundreds of teddy bears from a plane, to draw attention to violations of fr...
Jul 23 2012 12:00 am
Gambia: Free activist jailed for life over anti-government t-shirts
An activist serving life imprisonment with hard labour for printing and distributing T-shirts calling for an end to the dictatorship in The Gambia must be freed, Amnesty International said marking its...