Jul 10 2012 12:00 am
Pinner pupil scoops national Amnesty prize

Photograph available on request A 14-year-old pupil from St Helen’s School in Northwood beat off competition from all across the UK to win a national design competition organised by Amnesty...

Jul 10 2012 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo: History must not repeat itself as violence flares in North Kivu

Amnesty International today called on the Congolese government to take immediate measures to protect civilians, including thousands of displaced people, following the fall of a town in eastern...

Jul 10 2012 12:00 am
Singapore: Proposed mandatory death penalty change a welcome step

Government needs to do more to abolish mandatory death penalty for all crimes Amnesty International has welcomed the Singaporean Government’s move towards putting an end to mandatory death sentencing...

Jul 10 2012 12:00 am
UK: 'Historic opportunity' on human rights must not be turned into a party political football

Amnesty International UK today issued a stark warning to British parliamentarians to avoid playing party politics with an historic opportunity to improve human rights across the globe. Fears have been...

Jul 10 2012 12:00 am
Russia pledge to halt new arms deals to Syria is 'feeble'

“It is not enough for the Russian government to halt new deals with the Syrian government, whilst continuing to supply existing arms contracts,” Ann Harrison. Russia is continuing to fail the people...

Jul 06 2012 12:00 am
Ukraine: Amnesty calls on Parliament to reject anti-gay laws

The Ukrainian parliament must reject two draft laws which are a direct assault on lesbian, gay, bisexual and inter-sex people’s rights and in contravention of the country’s international obligations...

Jul 06 2012 12:00 am
Argentina: Amnesty praises historic ruling as very significant step towards justice

Argentina: Amnesty praises historic ruling as ‘very significant step’ towards justice Convictions against the former Argentine Presidents Jorge Rafael Videla and Reynaldo Bignone for the systematic...

Jul 06 2012 12:00 am
Russia: St Petersburgs late decision to stop Pride enrages Amnesty

The St Petersburg authorities must allow a peaceful Pride march organised by the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) community to go ahead as planned on Saturday (7 July)...

Jul 06 2012 12:00 am
Nigeria: Nigerian authorities must stop forced evictions in Port Harcourt

Southern Nigerian authorities must comply with international human rights standards and stop forced evictions of communities in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, Amnesty International demands today...

Jul 05 2012 12:00 am
Burma: Release remaining prisoners of conscience

The Burmese authorities should immediately and unconditionally free all prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International said as 80 inmates, including some 24 political prisoners and 34 foreigners, were...