May 31 2013 12:00 am
Turkey: police violence against Gezi Park protesters condemned
‘The use of violence by police on this scale appears designed to deny the right to peaceful protest altogether’ - John Dalhuisen The Turkish authorities must order police to stop using excessive force...
May 31 2013 12:00 am
El Salvador: Government must act immediately to save young woman's life
Swift medical action is desperately needed to save a young woman’s life, Amnesty International said after El Salvador’s Minister of Health suggested an early Caesarean section could be performed to pr...
May 31 2013 12:00 am
Screening of 'Syria Through A Lens' documentary on film-maker Bassel Shehadeh
*Shehadeh’s sister, an Al Arabiya journalist, to launch new Syria freedom of expression foundation at event Amnesty International will host a special film event on Tuesday 18 June on the Syrian film-m...
May 31 2013 12:00 am
Greece must stop discriminating against Roma schoolChildren's rights
Amnesty International today called on the Greek authorities to immediately stop segregating Romani schoolChildren's rights from their peers, after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the pra...
May 29 2013 12:00 am
Egypt's hardline NGOs law would be 'death blow' to civil society
‘It appears merely to be an attempt to scapegoat NGOs as a way to divert attention away from the authorities’ poor record’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui A new law on non-governmental organisations in Egypt,...
May 29 2013 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Magdalene Laundry and clerical abuse victims unite in call for inquiries
Northern Ireland victims of clerical child abuse and former residents of Magdalene Laundry-type institutions are coming together to call on the Northern Ireland Executive to establish inquiries into t...
May 28 2013 12:00 am
Tunisia: blogger faces military trial for criticising hospital staff
Amnesty International is calling for charges to be dropped against a blogger due to stand trial for criticising staff at a military hospital in Tunisia. The blogger, Hakim Ghanmi, is set to stand tria...
May 24 2013 12:00 am
China: OFMDFM must take opportunity of Chinese new leadership to raise human rights
Ahead of their visit this week to China, Amnesty International has called on the First Minister and Deputy First Minister to raise concerns about human rights abuses in the country - including a conti...
May 23 2013 12:00 am
Annual report 2013: Failure to address conflict situations creating a global underclass of refugees
Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today (Thursday 23 May) as it launched its annual assessment o...
May 23 2013 12:00 am
Ukraine: 'Shameful' decision to ban first ever Kiev gay Pride march with two days to go
Just days before the Ukrainian capital Kiev was due to host its first-ever Pride march, a city court has banned the event in what Amnesty International called a shameful about-face that tramples on hu...