Aug 22 2013 12:00 am
Armenia: New report paints bleak picture for country's independent media, human rights activists and LGBTI community
A shocking new report from Amnesty International published today reveals an alarming culture of persecution in Armenia against both critics of the ruling regime and the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexua...
Aug 21 2013 12:00 am
Syria: UN team must get full access to investigate chemical weapons claim
‘What would be the point of having a UN team of experts in the country if they are not allowed to access the sites of the alleged attacks…?’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui In response to the publication of a...
Aug 21 2013 12:00 am
Bradley Manning case: Obama should commute sentence to time already served
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images ‘Bradley Manning should be shown clemency in recognition of his motives for acting as he did’ - Widney Brown President Obama should commute US Army Private Bradley...
Aug 21 2013 12:00 am
Bradley Manning sentencing: Amnesty experts available to discuss case
Amnesty International has experts able to discuss the case of US Army Private Bradley Manning, who is expected to be sentenced today at a military trial in the USA for leaking classified information....
Aug 21 2013 12:00 am
Record shortlist for Amnesty Freedom of Expression Fringe Award
A record total of seven productions shortlisted this year – the 10th anniversary of Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award Amnesty International today announced a record number of entries...
Aug 20 2013 12:00 am
Egypt: bloodshed underscores urgent need for all countries to halt arms transfers to country
USA has supplied military rifles and machineguns as recently as June All governments must suspend the transfer of weapons of the type used by Egypt’s security forces in violent dispersals and unwarran...
Aug 20 2013 12:00 am
UK must account for its actions to repress Guardian reporting on surveillance
© Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images The pressure to destroy documents placed on the Guardian newspaper by the UK authorities represents a threat to freedom of expression, the right to information and the...
Aug 18 2013 12:00 am
UK: today's detention of a Guardian journalist's partner at Heathrow was unwarranted and unlawful
The Edward Snowden journalist Glenn Greenwald was clearly being targeted by the detention The partner of a Guardian journalist who was detained earleir today while in transit at a London airport was c...
Aug 16 2013 12:00 am
Egypt: Disastrous bloodshed must lead to urgent impartial investigation
‘There seems to be little doubt the security forces have been acting with blatant disregard for human life’ - Philip Luther There must be a full and impartial investigation into the violent dispersal...
Aug 15 2013 12:00 am
Nigeria becomes first African nation to ratify new Arms Treaty
‘We hope that Nigeria will … play a leading role in encouraging other African states to get behind the treaty’ - Lucy Freeman Nigeria’s ratification of the landmark global Arms Treaty this week is a w...