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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jul 23 2012 12:00 am
Bahrain's 'charade of justice' denounced ahead of Nabeel Rajab appeal tomorrow

Bahrain must release all prisoners of conscience immediately and without conditions, Amnesty International said today, ahead of appeals in the cases of a prominent human rights activist and a group of...

Jul 20 2012 12:00 am
Russian authorities should immediately release Pussy Riot detainees

‘These three activists have now been behind bars for months, awaiting a trial that should not be taking place’ - John Dalhuisen Amnesty International has reiterated its call for the release of three...