May 23 2013 12:00 am
Guantanamo: new online petition targets Obama ahead of major security speech

Appeal to White House comes as hunger strike heightens concerns for remaining detainees Ahead of a scheduled speech later today from US President Barack Obama on Guantánamo and security issues...

May 23 2013 12:00 am
Annual Report 2013: Highlights failures in Northern Ireland to deal with the past

Amnesty International’s global annual report is a country-by country survey of the human rights record for 2012 of 159 individual countries and territories, including Northern Ireland. Amnesty...

May 22 2013 12:00 am
Syria: fears for prominent human rights lawyer abducted at weekend

A prominent Syrian human rights lawyer who went missing at the weekend after an apparent abduction is at grave risk of abuse, Amnesty International has said. Abdullah al-Khalil, who became head of the...

May 21 2013 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: six executed, including five Yemenis crucified outside a university

Saudi Arabia must halt a “disturbing” rise in its use of the death penalty, Amnesty International said this evening after six people were executed in the country today. Five Yemeni men were beheaded...

May 21 2013 12:00 am
Guatemala: Amnesty appalled as authorities overturn historic genocide verdict

Guatemala's Constitutional Court has overturned the recent conviction and sentencing of former military ruler Efrain Rios Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity – a move that has appalled...

May 17 2013 12:00 am
Egypt: Fears that activist faces spurious charges in retaliation for activism

There are credible fears that the charges against a well-known opposition activist in Alexandria may be spurious and have been brought in retaliation for his activism, Amnesty International said as...

May 17 2013 12:00 am
El Salvador: Supreme Court toys with young mother's life

Amnesty International slammed a decision by El Salvador’s Supreme Court to once again put off a ruling on whether or not to allow a severely ill pregnant woman to have an abortion. The decision which...

May 17 2013 12:00 am
Jamaica: Three years on, state of emergency still an open wound

Amnesty International today called on the Jamaican authorities to stop stalling and appoint a commission of inquiry into the horrific allegations of human rights’ abuses by the security forces during...

May 16 2013 12:00 am
Indonesia: Imminent executions must be stopped

The authorities in Indonesia must immediately halt the execution of three men, expected imminently, Amnesty International said today. According to the Attorney General’s Office three men; Suryadi...

May 16 2013 12:00 am
Bahrain must release five Twitter users jailed for allegedly insulting the King

‘The authorities in Bahrain seem to be using every trick in the book to stop people from expressing their views’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui The Bahraini authorities must immediately release five men...