Jan 31 2013 12:00 am
Pussy Riot videos ban is further illustration of Russia's clampdown on free expression
A Russian court’s decision to uphold a ban on videos of Pussy Riot’s protest performance in a Moscow cathedral last year highlights the escalating clampdown on freedom of expression in the country, Am...
Jan 31 2013 12:00 am
Scores on hunger strike in Yemeni prison after '15-year-old' boy sentenced to death
Conditions in the jail are ‘truly appalling’ - Philip Luther Amnesty International has expressed concern at the situation in a Yemeni prison where scores of Children's rights are on hunger strike to p...
Jan 31 2013 12:00 am
Today - film star Gael Garcia Bernal takes part in live Q&A ahead of UK launch of Oscar-nominated film 'NO'
Gael García Bernal, the star of the Oscar-nominated film ‘NO’, will take part in a Q and A with Amnesty International to be broadcast live on YouTube at 3.45pm today (31 January 2013), ahead of the fi...
Jan 30 2013 12:00 am
Egypt: testimony from Port Said killings
Amnesty International’s researcher in Egypt has collected testimony that points to the use of excessive force by the security forces in Port Said. Diana Eltahawy said: “It’s quite clear from the testi...
Jan 30 2013 12:00 am
Government set to 'roll back even minimal amendments' in Justice and Security Bill
‘If this Bill becomes law we will end up with … a secret justice system straight from the pages of a Kafka novel’ - Kate Allen Amnesty International is warning that the government is set to roll back...
Jan 30 2013 12:00 am
Kenya: Stalled political reform is a risk to elections
Violence in the aftermath of the 2007 Kenyan elections which claimed 1,300 lives shows just how vital it is Kenyan police are properly prepared ahead of polls this March, Amnesty International said in...
Jan 29 2013 12:00 am
Iran must release journalists detained in newspaper office raids
Iran must release all journalists being held solely for carrying out their legitimate work, Amnesty International urged after at least 14 reporters were arrested in the past three days amid police rai...
Jan 28 2013 12:00 am
Egypt must curb excessive force by security forces
‘The recourse to violence by some protesters does not give a blank cheque to the police to shoot and beat protesters’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Eyewitness accounts collected by Amnesty International in...
Jan 28 2013 12:00 am
Guardian music journalist joins Amnesty's search to find the nation's new protest song writer
The Guardian’s acclaimed music journalist Dorian Lynskey today called on the nation’s young people to take up Amnesty International’s challenge to become the country’s next top protest song writer. Th...