Jan 26 2014 2:42 pm
UK: More urgency needed on Syrian refugee resettlement

Amnesty International has welcomed comments by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague today that the Home Office is looking into the possibility of resettling some of the must vulnerable Syrian refugees, but warned that…

Jan 26 2014 10:29 am
China: Four-year jail sentence for activist Xu Zhiyong 'shameful'

The jailing of prominent Chinese legal scholar and activist Xu Zhiyong is a travesty and he should be released immediately, Amnesty International said today.

Jan 24 2014 6:44 pm
Pakistan: Edinburgh man sentenced to death for blasphemy should be released

Pakistan must immediately and unconditionally release a man sentenced to death under the country’s blasphemy laws today, Amnesty International said.

Jan 24 2014 6:04 pm
Maldives: Plans to execute after 60 year break

The Maldives must immediately put a stop to plans to resume executions for the first time in 60 years, Amnesty International said today.

Jan 24 2014 4:03 pm
Northern Ireland: Cancellation of Bible comedy is 'interference with freedom of speech'

Responding to news that two planned performances of a comedy about the Bible due to take place in Northern Ireland have been cancelled by a local council seemingly because the production would cause o

Jan 24 2014 2:39 pm
Thousands of Amnesty supporters write to MPs to urge Syria refugee support

In just a few hours nearly 5,000 people across the UK have contacted their MP to ask them to support the call for the resettlement of some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in next week’s p

Jan 23 2014 1:36 pm
India: Investigate case of woman allegedly gang raped for 'falling in love with a Muslim man'

The authorities must investigate the alleged gang rape of a 20 year-old woman in Birbhum, West Bengal, on Monday and bring to justice those responsible, Amnesty International said.

Jan 22 2014 9:57 pm
USA: Texas Governor must stop execution of Mexican national this evening

The Governor of Texas must stop the execution of Edgar Arias Tamayo, a Mexican national, scheduled to be put to death this evening in violation of international law and despite a new finding that he was denied a fair…