Nov 30 2012 12:00 am
Palestine UN status upgrade should 'open door to justice'
Palestine's historic recognition as a non-member observer state of the United Nations brings with it obligations under international law, Amnesty International said today. The vote at the UN General A...
Nov 30 2012 12:00 am
Bahrain: call for release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and 12 other jailed activists
Court hearing on Monday could free men on bail Amnesty International is calling on the Bahraini authorities to release 13 opposition activists and prisoners of conscience ahead of a court decision on...
Nov 29 2012 12:00 am
Syria's internet and mobile networks shutdown is alarming development
News that communications are being targeted by the Syrian authorities raises the alarming prospect that they are seeking to prevent the world from learning what is happening amid increasingly intense...
Nov 29 2012 12:00 am
Diary Notice: Free festive comedy with Amnesty - Live from Shoreditch
Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 December 2012 Amnesty to record four festive podcasts in acclaimed Secret Comedy Podcast series (Guardian Editor’s choice, Metro pick of the podcasts) Members of the public are i...
Nov 29 2012 12:00 am
Life sentence for Qatar's 'jasmine poet' condemned
Case was ‘trial of the Arab Spring’ - Qatari activist A life sentence handed today to a Qatari poet has all the hallmarks of an outrageous betrayal of free speech, Amnesty International has said. Moha...
Nov 29 2012 12:00 am
UK's decision to maintain ban on prisoner transfers in Afghanistan welcomed
‘All states with a troop presence in Afghanistan must follow the UK’s example’ - Polly Truscott Amnesty International has welcomed a UK Ministry of Defence announcement today that it will maintain its...
Nov 29 2012 12:00 am
Kosovo: If they are not guilty, who committed the war crimes?
Amnesty International is calling for justice for all victims of the 1998-99 Kosovo war after three high-ranking members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) were acquitted of war crimes at a retrial to...
Nov 29 2012 12:00 am
UK sends 15,000 messages to Ugandan president protesting new anti-homosexuality bill
In the last 24 hours Amnesty International supporters in the UK have sent 15,000 messages to the Ugandan president, prime minister and opposition leader demanding the country’s parliament drops a drac...
Nov 29 2012 12:00 am
Scottish Environment Minister pledges Governments commitment to tackling climate change and delivering climate justice
L-R: Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Dr Richard Dixon, Kathy Galloway, Siobhan Reardon On Wednesday 28 November, Scotland's Minister for Environment and Climate Change Paul Wheelhouse announced the first round o...