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Mar 25 2013 12:00 am
UK must champion a bullet proof Arms Treaty in 'once in a lifetime opportunity' as Amnesty points to 'serious defieciencies' in draft text

Amnesty International issued an ultimatum to the UK Government today: “Up your game now” and champion a bullet proof Treaty or risk missing a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to save the lives of...

Mar 25 2013 12:00 am
Russia: Amnesty's Moscow office 'inspected' today in latest move against NGOs

Amnesty International’s Moscow office is currently being inspected by prosecutors and tax inspectors - part of a wave of inspections of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) across Russia in recent...

Mar 25 2013 12:00 am
Rwanda: Ingabire trial 'flawed and international standards flouted' as appeal launched

New report criticises opposition leader’s initial trial on day her appeal starts Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire must be allowed an appeal that meets international fair trial standards...

Mar 22 2013 12:00 am
Bahrain: warning over Nabeel Rajab protest planned for tomorrow

‘Not only is Nabeel Rajab unfairly imprisoned, the authorities are now trying to silence his supporters and family’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui The Bahraini authorities must respect freedom of expression...

Mar 22 2013 12:00 am
India: new rape law 'not nearly enough to fully address the range of sexual violence that is faced every day by women'

Progress as acid attacks and stalking recognised and requirement of permission to prosecute public servants scrapped Problems include impunity for marital rape, regressive provisions such as death...

Mar 22 2013 12:00 am
Syria: renewed call for end to attacks on civilians after Damascus mosque bombing

Amnesty International has called on all parties to the Syrian armed conflict to abide by international humanitarian law and end attacks which target or indiscriminately kill and injure civilians...

Mar 22 2013 12:00 am
Kuwait: citizenship bill welcomed, but Bidun discrimination still 'stain' on reputation

The Kuwaiti parliament’s decision this week to grant citizenship to up to 4,000 “foreigners” is a step in the right direction but much more must be done to protect the rights of more than 100,000 of...

Mar 22 2013 12:00 am
Russia: latest 'foreign agents' crackdown on human rights NGOs condemned

Prosecutor’s office plans to ‘inspect’ thousands of groups throughout country A new wave of inspections of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in Russia in the past fortnight is part of an...

Mar 21 2013 12:00 am
North Korea: UN Commission of Inquiry a positive step in addressing crimes against humanity

The North Korean government must co-operate fully with a new UN investigation - the Commission of Inquiry - into grave, systematic and widespread human rights violations in the country, Amnesty...

Mar 21 2013 12:00 am
Turkey: Authorities must seize the opportunity created by the PKK ceasefire

The Turkish authorities must act on today’s announcement of ceasefire by the imprisoned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdulah Ocalan, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty International...