Apr 01 2013 12:00 am
Kuwait: first executions in nearly six years condemned
The execution of three men in Kuwait this morning - the first in the country for nearly six years - has been condemned as a “deplorable setback” for the country. The three men - a Pakistani, a Saudi n...
Mar 29 2013 12:00 am
UN: Iran, North Korea and Syria cynically block lifesaving arms treaty
Amnesty International UK Director condemns blocking of Treaty In a deeply cynical move, Iran, North Korea and Syria have thwarted the adoption of an Arms Treaty aimed at prohibiting states from transf...
Mar 28 2013 12:00 am
Turkey pushes hundreds of Syrian refugees back across border
Up to 600 Syrian refugees have reportedly been forced back to Syria by the Turkish authorities in a move that would – if confirmed - show a shocking disregard for their safety, Amnesty International s...
Mar 28 2013 12:00 am
Syria: today's Damascus University mortar attack showed 'callous disregard' for civilians
Amnesty International has described the mortar attack on Damascus University earlier today as a serious violation of the laws of war which showed a “callous” disregard for civilians in the area. The a...
Mar 28 2013 12:00 am
EGYPT, SUDAN: Kidnap and trafficking of refugees and asylum seekers must be stopped
Egypt and Sudan must make urgent and concerted efforts to stop asylum-seekers and refugees being kidnapped from camps in Sudan, forcibly transported to Egypt, and being severely abused in the Sinai de...
Mar 27 2013 12:00 am
UN: 24 hours left to pass potentially lifesaving Arms Treaty
World leaders have just 24 hours to adopt the final text of an Arms Treaty in what would be a major step towards ending the devastating human rights and humanitarian impact of the global trade in conv...
Mar 27 2013 12:00 am
Turkey: Time to remove the shackles on freedom
A new hard-hitting report from Amnesty International has revealed a worrying trend towards restriction of freedom of expression in Turkey. The report, Decriminalise dissent: Time to deliver on the rig...
Mar 26 2013 12:00 am
Secret courts vote: 'Terrible day for British justice'
‘The government has created a very un-British secret justice system’ - Tim Hancock Responding to a vote in the House of Lords this evening which saw the government’s controversial Justice and Security...
Mar 26 2013 12:00 am
Syria: appeal for global pressure as Arab League and 'BRICS' meet
‘The opposition must not waver - it has both a duty and an opportunity to denounce abuses carried out by armed opposition groups’ - Ann Harrison Global pressure must be applied to all parties in the S...
Mar 26 2013 12:00 am
Algeria prevents 96 activists from attending World Social Forum in neighbouring Tunisia
The Algerian authorities have prevented a delegation of 96 trade unionists and civil society activists from crossing the border into Tunisia to attend the World Social Forum (WSF) this week, violating...