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Egypt must release 21 women and girls jailed for Alexandria protest

‘These women and girls should have never been arrested. They are now prisoners of conscience and must be released immediately’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui

Russia uses 'sinister new tactic' to force NGO to register as foreign agent

A Russian court has for the first time ordered a non-governmental organisation to register as a “foreign agent” under a law that is being used to crush independent civil society in the country, Amnesty…

Bahrain should release jailed activist Nabeel Rajab, eligible for release on Friday

The authorities in Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab, a prominent jailed human rights activist who is eligible for release this Friday.

Northern Ireland: Cameron must heed victims' call for justice today

Now is the time for Prime Minister David Cameron to deliver truth and justice for the victims of Northern Ireland’s three decades of political violence, Amnesty International said today from Wes

Afghanistan: proposals for stoning and other Taliban-era punishments must be scrapped

Afghanistan’s proposed reinstatement of atrocious punishments would mark a dangerous return to legalised state brutality, Amnesty International said today as it urged the authorities to reject such plans.

Central African Republic: UN Action needed to avoid 'human catastrophe'

The UN must take full account of the 'human catastrophe' unfolding in the Central African Republic (CAR) when considering the options presented by the UN Secretary-General on peacekeeping in that country, Amnesty…

Zimbabwe: 100 days into President Mugabe's new term, government must improve human rights record

The Government of Zimbabwe must guarantee all human rights enshrined in the new Constitution, Amnesty International said in a new report published today as President Robert Mugabe approaches the 100 th day of his…

Zimbabwe: acquittal of key human rights activist welcomed

‘The Zimbabwean authorities never had a legal leg to stand on when they brought Abel Chikomo to court’ - Aster van Kregten