Apr 25 2013 12:00 am
Warning that 1.3 million refugees from Syria in dire need

Neighbouring countries Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq feeling strain. It is vital that the international community does more to help the increasing number of refugees pouring across borders as they...

Apr 24 2013 12:00 am
Bahrain: cancellation of UN torture expert's visit shows country is 'not serious' about human rights

‘The authorities have used the buzzword of “reform” as a smoke-screen, when in reality they are not reforming’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui Bahrain is clearly “not serious” about implementing human rights...

Apr 24 2013 12:00 am
Amnesty and victims repeat calls for Northern Ireland clerical abuse probe

Responding to the publication today of reports by the National Board for Safeguarding Children's rights in the Catholic Church, Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme Director of Amnesty...

Apr 24 2013 12:00 am
Russia: Putin's first year back as President has seen 'witch hunt' against NGOs and critics - report

Putin has presided over ‘a witch hunt against dissenting or critical voices’ - John Dalhuisen Vladimir Putin’s first year back as Russian president has seen a witch hunt against NGOs and critics, and...

Apr 23 2013 12:00 am
New call for Government to act over Shaker Aamer as Guantanamo hunger strike accelerates

‘As the hunger strike at Guantánamo accelerates, the UK government should answer the question - is it doing enough to get Aamer out of there?’ - Kate Allen Ahead of a parliamentary debate on the...

Apr 22 2013 12:00 am
Shortlist for Amnesty's Media Awards 2013 announced

Amnesty International UK has announced the shortlist for its prestigious annual Media Awards for 2013 The shortlists are announced in eleven categories, covering print, broadcast and online journalism...

Apr 19 2013 12:00 am
Guatemala: scrapping of Rios Montt genocide trial would strengthen impunity

‘This decision may set back the clock in Guatemala to a time when impunity was the norm for those types of crimes’ - Sebastian Elgueta The decision to annul the Guatemalan genocide trial of Generals...

Apr 19 2013 12:00 am
India: Vedanta lose landmark ruling

Amnesty International today welcomed a landmark ruling by India’s Supreme Court that appears to signal the end of a long-running battle between a subsidiary of the FTSE 100 mining company Vedanta...

Apr 18 2013 12:00 am
Indonesia: New report exposes rough justice for Aceh's conflict victims

Tens of thousands of victims and family members are still waiting for the Indonesian authorities to provide them with truth, justice and full reparation almost eight years after the end to the...

Apr 18 2013 12:00 am
Belarus: New report reveals widespread suppression of dissent

Civil society is being suppressed in Belarus by a repressive government that will not tolerate any form of criticism, Amnesty International said in a report released today (18 April). The report, What...