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Feb 28 2013 12:00 am
US State of Louisiana urged not to appeal against overturning of 'Angola 3' conviction

Albert Woodfox’s case has raised serious human rights concerns, says Amnesty Amnesty International is urging the Attorney General of the US State of Louisiana not to appeal against a federal court...

Feb 28 2013 12:00 am
South Africa: death of man after police vehicle dragging incident 'shocking'

Media reports and cell phone footage apparently showing South African police tying a Mozambican man to the back of a police vehicle and dragging him down the road are “shocking”, Amnesty International...

Feb 26 2013 12:00 am
Moroccan journalist faces jail for publishing article on minister's £800 champagne dinner

A Moroccan editor is facing imprisonment on charges of disseminating false information after he ran a story alleging that a senior government official spent almost £800 of public money on a champagne...

Feb 26 2013 12:00 am
Diary - 2 March - Activists to stage dramatic 'die-in' in Shoreditch to call for tough arms treaty

On Saturday 2 March at 3.30pm, up to 100 young people from across the UK will take part in a ‘die-in’ in Shoreditch, east London to illustrate the deadly impact of the poorly regulated Arms. They will...

Feb 26 2013 12:00 am
Ivory Coast: New army committing acts of revenge and repression under pretence of security

Detainees tortured with electricity and molten plastic to extract confessions 28 people held in a four-metre squared cell with no sanitation for 49 days [Footage and report available upon request]...

Feb 25 2013 12:00 am
Nigeria: Houses bulldozed, hundreds made homeless in Lagos

Amnesty International has urged the Nigerian authorities to immediately stop the forced eviction of hundreds of residents in the region as hundreds of homes are being demolished in the Oke Ilu-Eri...

Feb 25 2013 12:00 am
Arms: Amnesty calls on MPs to support strong arms treaty with new film

Weeks before crucial talks begin at the United Nations to negotiate an international Arms treaty, Amnesty International has today released a new short film highlighting the need to control the global...

Feb 25 2013 12:00 am
Florida set to execute man tomorrow despite lawyer missing key appeal deadline

Paul Howell would be first Florida death row inmate to be executed without a federal judicial review The US state of Florida should halt the execution of a man denied a federal review of his appeal...

Feb 22 2013 12:00 am
Honduras: Authorities must investigate killing of murdered activist's brother

Amnesty International today called upon the Honduran authorities to urgently investigate the killing of Jose Trejo just five months after his brother, a prominent human rights lawyer, was also...

Feb 21 2013 12:00 am
Egypt hits 'new low' with move to further restrict NGOs

‘NGOs in Egypt already face staggering restrictions, but this instruction is a new low’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui A move by the Egyptian authorities to prohibit Egyptian NGOs’ contact with foreign...