Aug 23 2012 12:00 am
Cameron should tell Bahraini king that UK 'will not stand idly by' as dissidents are jailed

As the UK Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to meet Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at Downing Street today, Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: “There’s been a façade of...

Aug 23 2012 12:00 am
Winner of Amnesty's prestigious freedom of expression award announced

Amnesty International today announced the winner of its prestigious Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Fringe: Bravo 22 Company’s The Two Worlds of Charlie F, written by Owen Sheers and...

Aug 22 2012 12:00 am
Statues of Belfast say 'Free Pussy Riot'

Amnesty International has recruited some of Belfast's best-known statues to stage a virtual demonstration in solidarity with jailed punk group Pussy Riot. Statues and sculptures around the city staged...

Aug 22 2012 12:00 am
Gambia's president should retract threat to execute all death row prisoners by next month

‘President Jammeh’s comments are deeply troubling’ - Audrey Gaughran Amnesty International has called on Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh to retract his reported threat that all death row prisoners in...

Aug 21 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty experts available for interview in reaction to death of Ethiopian prime Minister

In reaction to the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Amnesty International’s Ethiopia researcher Claire Beston said: “The 21 years of Meles Zenawi's rule were characterised by ever...

Aug 21 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - shortlist announced

Amnesty International today announced the shortlist for its annual Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, now in its ninth year, is...

Aug 20 2012 12:00 am
South Africa: Judge must oversee probe into mine protest deaths

Amnesty International has called on the South African authorities to ensure that any investigation into the deaths of the 34 people who died after South African police opened fire at the Marikana mine...

Aug 20 2012 12:00 am
Stephen Fry publishes two-page open letter of support for jailed Pussy Riot members

Putin ‘has made a fool of himself’ says Fry

Aug 20 2012 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: reported UDA death threat against journalist condemned

Amnesty International has condemned a death threat made against a Northern Ireland journalist, reportedly made by loyalist paramilitary group the Ulster Defence Association (UDA). The National Union...

Aug 17 2012 12:00 am
Russia: Pussy Riot verdict: a 'bitter blow for freedom of expression'

A Russian court's decision today to find guilty members of the punk rock protest band Pussy Riot is a bitter blow for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said today. Three...