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Jun 26 2013 12:00 am
Guantanamo: call for Cameron to 'urgently secure' release of Shaker Aamer

‘Does Mr Cameron want to be remembered as the prime minister who acted too late to save Shaker Aamer?’ - Kate Allen Amnesty International has launched a new call on Prime Minister David Cameron to...

Jun 25 2013 12:00 am
Rising levels of homophobia in sub-Saharan Africa are dangerous and must be tackled, says Amnesty in new report

Homophobic attacks and harassment across sub-Saharan Africa are reaching dangerous levels, Amnesty International warned in a new report out today. Making Love a Crime: Criminalisation of same-sex...

Jun 25 2013 12:00 am
15 years since Good Friday Agreement signed - UK government yet to deliver on promised Bill of Rights

Ahead of an event in Westminster today, organised to mark 15 years since the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement Amnesty International said the delay in delivering a Bill of Rights was...

Jun 24 2013 12:00 am
Nigeria reportedly hangs four men in Edo state - first executions since 2006

Amnesty International has received credible reports that the authorities in the state of Edo in southern Nigerian have hanged four men in Benin City Prison today - the first known executions in the...

Jun 24 2013 12:00 am
USA must not hunt down whistleblower Edward Snowden

Snowden’s right to seek asylum must be respected The US authorities must not prosecute anyone for disclosing information about the government’s human rights violations, Amnesty International has said...

Jun 21 2013 12:00 am
Turkey: police violence threatens Pride marches in Taksim Square

Turkish LGBTI activists plan Pride marches this Sunday and next Following weeks of violently-suppressed public protests, the Turkish government’s declaration that public assemblies in Istanbul’s...

Jun 21 2013 12:00 am
Brazil protests: police poorly prepared for mass demonstrations

As hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets in cities across Brazil, it's clear that the country’s police are ill-prepared to deal with protests on this scale. Renata Neder, Human Rights...

Jun 21 2013 12:00 am
Amnesty launches Chinese-language website

Amnesty International has launched a new Chinese-language website containing research reports, articles and blog entries on the organisation’s research and activism around the world. While the site is...

Jun 20 2013 12:00 am
Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of House of Commons, to deliver Amnesty International Belfast Pride Lecture

DATE: Thursday 4 July, 7.30pm VENUE: Europa Hotel, Belfast House of Commons Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, will deliver the Amnesty International Pride Lecture next month in Belfast. The free lecture...

Jun 20 2013 12:00 am
Libya: Refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants held indefinitely in deplorable conditions

The Libyan authorities must act immediately to end the indefinite detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, including children, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today...