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...
Mar 25 2013 12:00 am
Central African Republic: Civilians need to be protected
Civilians in the Central African Republic, including members of President Bozizé’s government still in the country, must be protected, Amnesty International said after rebels seized the capital, Bangu...