Oct 31 2012 12:00 am
Texas set to carry out 250th execution under Governor Rick Perry tonight
The US state of Texas is set to carry out its 250th execution under the governorship of Rick Perry. The execution - of 41-year-old Donnie Roberts, convicted of murder in 2004 - is scheduled for 6pm Te...
Oct 31 2012 12:00 am
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Make reparations for wartime rape
The full extent of the sexual violence during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina that shattered the lives of thousands of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights across the...
Oct 31 2012 12:00 am
Bahrain's protests ban condemned
The Bahrain government’s ban on all rallies and gatherings in the country violates the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and must be lifted immediately, Amnesty International has sa...
Oct 31 2012 12:00 am
Rwanda: Ensure appeal after unfair Ingabire trial
Ingabire, President of the United Democratic Forces (FDU-Inkingi), was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday. Amnesty International’s Acting Deputy Africa Director Sarah Jackson said: “The tri...
Oct 30 2012 12:00 am
Tunisia should quash conviction of two journalists on morals offences
‘These convictions … are reminiscent of practices under Ben Ali’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Amnesty International has called on the Tunisian authorities to quash the convictions of journalists Sofiene Ch...
Oct 29 2012 12:00 am
Qatar: poet facing secret trial for 'Jasmine uprising' poem
A poet facing a secret trial in Qatar after being detained since last year is a possible prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally if he is detained solely for his pe...
Oct 29 2012 12:00 am
Ukraine must investigate the Leonid Razvozzhayev 'abduction' - new letter
‘It is not a criminal matter, but a matter of cooperation between law enforcement agencies about which I don’t know anything’ - Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesman The recent abduction of...
Oct 29 2012 12:00 am
Viet Nam: Acquit songwriters who face 20 years in jail
Two Vietnamese songwriters who face up to 20 years in jail for writing songs criticising their government should be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said today, ahead of...
Oct 26 2012 12:00 am
Arms dealer guilty verdict welcomed
Amnesty International today welcomed the news that a British arms dealer Gary Hyde had been found guilty on charges of illicit arms deals. The international arms dealer and former director of York Gun...
Oct 26 2012 12:00 am
Afghanistan: mosque suicide bombing condemned
Amnesty International has condemned a suicide bombing earlier today at the Eid Gah mosque in Maymana, the capital of Faryab province in Afghanistan. At least 40 people were killed in the attack as peo...