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Sep 11 2012 12:00 am
Iran TV 'confessions' breach suspects' rights warn Amnesty

Amnesty International today expressed concern that recent televised “confessions” by five Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and seven men on Iranian state television may...

Sep 11 2012 12:00 am
New European Parliament report on rendition sends 'powerful signal'

‘The UK seems determined to keep these issues under wraps’ - Tara Lyle Amnesty International has welcomed a vote by the European Parliament in Strasbourg today endorsing - by 568 votes (34 against, 77...

Sep 11 2012 12:00 am
Iran: Naderkhani acquittal shows urgent need to allow religious freedom

The acquittal of Pastor Yousef Naderkhani in a re-trial in Iran’s northern Gilan province demonstrates just why the Iranian authorities must guarantee the rights of all religious minorities in Iran...

Sep 10 2012 12:00 am
Chad: new report reveals horror of detention conditions

“It is not acceptable for detention conditions to be so poor that a prison sentence risks becoming a death sentence.” - Christian Mukosa The killings of prisoners by security guards The alleged rape...

Sep 07 2012 12:00 am
Lampedusa shipwreck a grim reminder of EU's failure to protect migrants

The sinking of a boat carrying migrants towards the southern Italian island of Lampedusa underscores why European Union governments need to do more to rescue and assist destitute people who arrive on...

Sep 06 2012 12:00 am
Israel must hospitalise or release Palestinian hunger striker on verge of death

Samer al-Barq is reportedly shackled in his bed The Israeli authorities must release or admit to hospital Palestinian hunger striker Samer al-Barq, who has been held without charge or trial since July...

Sep 05 2012 12:00 am
Al-Senussi faces 'unfair trial and death penalty' in Libya

Former intelligence chief must be surrendered to ICC Abdullah al-Senussi, military intelligence chief for Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi, should have been surrendered to the International Criminal Court...

Sep 05 2012 12:00 am
Afghan parliament should delay security chief appointment over torture allegations

As Kandahar governor, Assadulah Khalid supervised notorious Brigade 888 Amnesty International is urging parliamentarians in Afghanistan to delay a vote on the proposed appointment of a new head of...

Sep 05 2012 12:00 am
Iran: Journalist and Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's rights activist imprisoned for 'insulting the President' and 'spreading propaganda'

Amnesty calls for the immediate release of Zhila Bani-Yaghoub The Iranian authorities must release prisoner of conscience Zhila Bani-Yaghoub, an award-winning journalist and Women's rights's rightss...

Sep 05 2012 12:00 am
Maldives: New report exposes violent repression of opposition supporters

The security forces in the Maldives have committed a string of serious human rights violations since the transfer of presidential power in the country on 7 February this year, Amnesty International...