Oct 01 2013 12:00 am
USA overturns conviction of terminally ill man held in isolation for over 41 years

The decision to overturn the conviction of a terminally ill man held in solitary confinement for more than 41 years after a flawed trial is a positive step but long overdue after four decades of...

Oct 01 2013 12:00 am
Bangladesh must overturn death sentence against MP

The death sentence imposed against a Bangladeshi MP convicted of crimes against humanity, is not the way to bring justice to the many victims of the country’s war of independence, Amnesty...

Oct 01 2013 12:00 am
Nigeria must protect students after university killings

The authorities in Nigeria must take urgent measures to protect schools and students in the north-east of the country following a fresh attack by unknown gunmen that left dozens dead, Amnesty...

Oct 01 2013 12:00 am
Amnesty warns threat to scrap Human Rights Act 'part of a troubling pattern'

Responding to comments made at the Conservative Party Conference including a vow from the Home Secretary that a Conservative government would scrap the Human Rights Act, Tim Hancock, Campaigns...

Sep 30 2013 12:00 am
Bahrain: 50 Shi'a activists jailed yesterday were allegedly tortured

*One man sentenced to ten years for forwarding an email *‘It’s appalling what passes for “justice” today in Bahrain’ - Philip Luther Allegations that the Bahraini authorities used electric shocks and...

Sep 30 2013 12:00 am
Serbia: banning of Saturday's Belgrade Pride is 'victory for hatred'

‘The banning of the 2013 Belgrade Pride is a victory for hatred' - Jezerca Tigani The Serbian authorities’ decision to ban the 2013 Belgrade Pride for the third year in a row is a clear breach of the...

Sep 27 2013 12:00 am
Egypt: Sinai journalist facing military trial on Sunday

‘The authorities’ decision to try a journalist and a civilian in a military court is a serious blow to press freedom and human rights in Egypt’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui An Egyptian journalist facing an...

Sep 27 2013 12:00 am
Sochi Winter Olympics: IOC's stance is 'affront' to gay and lesbian rights

‘This is an affront to gay and lesbian athletes and spectators’ - Sergei Nikitin

Sep 27 2013 12:00 am
Syria: UN resolution's 'myopic focus' risks letting down human rights victims

‘The current resolution’s myopic focus on the victims of chemical weapons attacks misses the bigger picture’ - José Luis Díaz Today’s UN Security Council vote on a new Syria resolution must not be...

Sep 26 2013 12:00 am
Iran: six Kurdish men face imminent execution

Amnesty International has urgently called on the Iranian authorities to halt the execution of six Kurdish men who the organisation fears are risk of imminent execution. The men are Sunni Muslims from...