Oct 26 2012 12:00 am
Iran: Health Fears for Nasrin Sotoudeh - EU Sakharov Prize winner
News that Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has won the Sakharov Prize – EU award for human rights and freedom of thought – came as her health deteriorated due to a hunger strike in protest...
Oct 26 2012 12:00 am
Ivory Coast: Hundreds tortured and illegally detained
Amnesty International returned from a month-long mission to Ivory Coast with reports of torture, sexual abuse, state-sponsored militia attacks and death in custody from a country still reeling from la...
Oct 25 2012 12:00 am
Syria should release all prisoners of conscience in Eid amnesty
All peaceful activists and other prisoners of conscience detained in Syria must be set free, Amnesty International said today after a mass amnesty was granted ahead of the Eid al-Adha religious festiv...
Oct 25 2012 12:00 am
Europe: Amnesty issues guidelines to police in wake of violent crackdowns on austerity protests
Europe’s police services received a sharp wake-up call this morning thanks to a new hard-hitting briefing from Amnesty International on the policing of austerity protests across the continent. Europe’...
Oct 25 2012 12:00 am
Kenya: Rubber bullets fired at protesters and trumped-up charges against Amnesty staff
Demonstrators beaten by police while in custody Trumped-up charges against a group of human rights defenders in Kenya including Amnesty International staff and volunteers must be dropped, the organisa...
Oct 24 2012 12:00 am
Russia must investigate claims that MP's assistant tortured after Ukraine abduction
Claims that a Russian opposition MP’s assistant was abducted in Ukraine and forced to return to Russia where he has alleged he was tortured or otherwise ill-treated must be investigated, Amnesty Inter...
Oct 24 2012 12:00 am
Bahraini teachers face further jail time after 'nightmare' verdict
‘All these teachers did was to call for a strike in their role as trade union leaders’ - Philip Luther Amnesty International has denounced a decision to uphold prison sentences against two former lead...
Oct 24 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty 'deeply alarmed' at UK Government attempt to return Syrian activist to Damascus
Amnesty International has declared the attempt to remove a Syrian national to Damascus from the UK, deeply alarming. In a letter to the Home Secretary Theresa May, Amnesty called on the UK government...
Oct 23 2012 12:00 am
Tunisian government is 'rolling back' human rights reforms - new report
Progress on human rights in Tunisia following the ousting of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is being rolled back by the current Tunisian government, Amnesty International warned today, as the country marks t...
Oct 22 2012 12:00 am
The Gambia: Seven men at risk of execution
Seven men are at imminent risk of execution in the Gambia, following Friday’s unanimous decision by the Supreme Court upholding their previous conviction for treason. Amnesty International has urged t...