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Jun 28 2013 12:00 am
Egypt: call for security forces to show restraint with mass demos expected

On-the-ground Amnesty experts available for interview from Cairo With nationwide demonstrations expected in Egypt this weekend to mark the one-year point since President Mohamed Morsi took office...

Jun 27 2013 12:00 am
Lithuania: Vilnius authorities ban upcoming Baltic Pride march

The municipal authorities of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, must allow the upcoming Baltic Pride to take place, Amnesty International said today. After a meeting yesterday with Amnesty and the...

Jun 26 2013 12:00 am
Syria: As 'patently unfair' trial of 5 men put on hold - Amnesty calls for charges to be dropped

The Syrian authorities must drop charges against five human rights activists whose "patently unfair" terror trial was today put on hold for another two months, Amnesty International said. The five men...

Jun 26 2013 12:00 am
USA: Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage welcomed

However, concerns expressed over separate ‘Proposition 8’ ruling Amnesty International has this afternoon welcomed a decision by the US Supreme Court to strike down a provision in a law that...

Jun 26 2013 12:00 am
USA: call for 'shameful' 500th execution in Texas tonight to be stopped

African American woman’s trial was held with overwhelmingly white jury Amnesty International has described the planned 500th execution in the US state of Texas tonight as a “shameful milestone” and is...

Jun 26 2013 12:00 am
Nigeria: Man dragged to gallows will now be executed by firing squad

A death row prisoner in Nigeria is due to be executed by firing squad later this week after prison authorities dragged him to the gallows where they hanged four other men on Monday night, Amnesty...

Jun 26 2013 12:00 am
Viet Nam: Urgent Amnesty appeal to halt 117 executions that could take place tomorrow

Responding to the news that some 117 death row prisoners in Viet Nam face imminent execution when a change in the law comes into effect tomorrow, Amnesty International urged the government to...

Jun 26 2013 12:00 am
Mauritania: Men, women and Children's rights tortured to confess to crimes

Police in Mauritania are using torture to coerce men, women and Children's rights into confessing to crimes while in custody, Amnesty International said after a 10-day research mission. Amnesty’s...

Jun 26 2013 12:00 am
Amnesty calls for wider investigation into Shell's Nigeria operation after arrest of contractors

A major fire that forced Shell to close its Trans Niger Pipeline in southern Nigeria raises serious questions about the way the oil giant is operating, Amnesty International and the Nigerian National...

Jun 26 2013 12:00 am
Nearly 100,000 people join call to end discrimination against Roma in Europe

Amnesty International will hand in a petition tomorrow signed by nearly 100,000 people across the globe calling on the European Commission to take action to end the continuing widespread...