Aug 30 2013 12:00 am
Iran: seriously ill blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki must be released from jail
‘Not only have the authorities unfairly put him behind bars simply for expressing his views on his blog, but they are now also jeopardising his health’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui An Iranian prisoner of c...
Aug 30 2013 12:00 am
Iraq: tomorrow's protests against MPs' pensions should be allowed to go ahead
Ahead of planned country-wide protests across Iraq tomorrow over Iraqi MPs’ pension payments, Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi authorities to respect and protect protesters’ rights to pea...
Aug 30 2013 12:00 am
Amnesty International response to death of Seamus Heaney
Amnesty International is deeply saddened at news of the death of Seamus Heaney, announced today in Dublin. Seamus Heaney was a long-standing supporter of Amnesty International. He wrote the well-known...
Aug 29 2013 12:00 am
Angola:'Shocking' footage appears to show appalling abuse of prisoners
Video footage apparently showing Angolan prison guards and fire fighters repeatedly beating and whipping prisoners is shocking and must be investigated, Amnesty International said today. The footage,...
Aug 27 2013 12:00 am
France: Authorities evict 150 people from their homes, including 60 Children's rights
In the early hours of this morning French authorities forcibly evicted 150 people from their homes, including 60 Children's rights, as an Amnesty International researcher looked on. The 150 were all m...
Aug 27 2013 12:00 am
Kosovo: New report points finger of blame at United Nations
The UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) singularly failed to investigate the abduction and murders of Kosovo Serbs in the aftermath of the 1998-1999 conflict, Amnesty International con...
Aug 23 2013 12:00 am
Egypt: new testimonies from 16 August's Ramsis Square violence
‘The presence of armed individuals among protesters does not allow security forces to shoot randomly’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraou Evidence collected by Amnesty International indicates that some pro-Morsi s...
Aug 23 2013 12:00 am
Amnesty announces Freedom of Expression Award winner
Amnesty International this evening declared that 2013 had been a “phenomenal year for theatre about human rights at the Fringe” as the organisation announced the winner of its prestigious annual Freed...
Aug 23 2013 12:00 am
Elton John's platform boots in new pop memorabilia auction on eBay
‘If you’re a fan of the glam rock era it doesn’t get much more iconic than a pair of Elton John’s six-inch platform boots’ - Tim Hancock A pair of platform boots belonging to Elton John are part of a...
Aug 22 2013 12:00 am
Maldives girl rape victim to be spared outrageous flogging sentence
A flogging sentence against a 15-year-old rape victim in the Maldives has been annulled, but the girl should never have been prosecuted at all, Amnesty International said. Yesterday, a Maldives High C...