Jul 13 2012 12:00 am
Syria: UN must be given immediate access to investigate reports of Treimseh killings

Reports of mass killings in the Sunni town of al-Treimseh (or Tremseh) are further proof of the urgent need for UN monitors to be granted full and immediate access to all parts of the country to...

Jul 13 2012 12:00 am
UK must tighten up arms export licensing mechanism, says Control Arms Coalition

The Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) report on strategic export controls highlights the urgent need for the UK to better identify the risk of arms transfers being used for repression or to...

Jul 12 2012 12:00 am
Tajikistan: Torture is 'routine', shows new Amnesty report

‘The police told me “If we kill you we’ll chuck your body in the canal and no one will ever find you and we won’t get punished”’ - Torture survivor, 2012 Torture, beatings and other ill-treatment are...

Jul 11 2012 12:00 am
Libyan militia must release two journalists detained while covering elections

Misratah militia threatening to forcibly free the men from their Beni Walid captivity. Two journalists from the city of Misratah detained by militias from Beni Walid while covering the landmark Libyan...

Jul 11 2012 12:00 am
UN must put pressure on Rwanda over Eastern DRC conflict

Reports of ‘M23’ rebels using heavy artillery and forcibly recruiting civilians The UN Security Council must call on the Rwandan government to stop providing support for the “M23” armed group in the...

Jul 11 2012 12:00 am
First Sentence: Lubanga Dyilo Sentenced to 14 years at the ICC

The first ever sentence handed down by the International Criminal Court saw Thomas Lubanga Dyilo given 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers in armed conflict. This is a historic moment for...

Jul 11 2012 12:00 am
Syria: NGOs letter to Security Council calls for 'rapid reaction' human rights monitors

UN monitors must have access to all detention centres and political prisoners in the country Amnesty International and three other NGOs have today called on the United Nations Security Council to...

Jul 11 2012 12:00 am
'Dow has caused damage to reputation of London 2012' - Amnesty welcomes London Assembly vote

The London Assembly decision to condemn the appointment of Dow Chemical as an Olympic Partner is further testament of the wide-spread sense of betrayal felt by Londoners and people across the world...

Jul 11 2012 12:00 am
Bahrain: Call for 'immediate release' of activist Nabeel Rajab, jailed for tweet

‘Like many others in Bahrain, Nabeel Rajab is a prisoner of conscience, jailed solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression’ - Ann Harrison The Bahraini authorities should...

Jul 10 2012 12:00 am
Release of Palestinian footballer Mahmoud al-Sarsak after hunger strike 'long overdue'

‘Palestinians detained without charge should not have to put their lives in danger to obtain either their release or their right to a fair trial’ - Ann Harrison The release of Palestinian footballer...