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Mar 18 2014 3:27 pm
Sri Lanka: Free prominent campaigners Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen

The arbitrary arrest and detention of two prominent campaigners is an attempt to silence criticism and divert the spotlight from ongoing state abuses, human rights monitors said in a joint statemen

Mar 18 2014 1:44 pm
Amnesty Scotland launches Rights Referendum campaign

The referendum on Scotland’s independence on 18 September 2014 is a unique opportunity for everyone in Scotland to decide what sort of society we want to live in.

Mar 18 2014 12:57 pm
Papua New Guinea: Video of man mauled by police dogs must be investigated

The Papua New Guinea authorities must carry out an independent investigation into the alleged brutality of a police dog squad, after a graphic video depicting a seemingly defenceless man being repe

Mar 18 2014 11:23 am
Cyprus detaining Syrian refugees in 'prison-like' conditions

Hundreds detained in ‘prison-like’ conditions - with asylum-seekers, including Syrian refugees, among those detained

Mar 17 2014 4:04 pm
Free Screening of North Korean film 'The Apostle', Shoreditch

In the week that the grim findings of a UN report into human rights abuses in North Korea are presented to the human rights council in Geneva, the International North Korean's Association for H

Mar 14 2014 5:42 pm
Crimea: three activists disappear after their car is reportedly shot at

Meanwhile, Russia accused of ‘Soviet-era’ blocking of independent media and ‘tightening the screw’ on free expression ahead of Sunday’s Crimea referendum

Mar 14 2014 1:09 pm
The Chinese authorities have 'blood on their hands' over campaigner's death

The Chinese authorities must immediately ensure detained activists receive all necessary medical care, Amnesty International said, after the reprehensible death of a leading campaigner who was repe

Mar 14 2014 12:56 pm
Sudan: Half a million civilians forced to flee as violence intensifies in Darfur

Almost half a million people have been forced from their homes over the last year as violence intensifies in war-torn region of Darfur in Sudan, according to an Amnesty report issued today (14 Marc

Mar 13 2014 5:27 pm
Venezuela: 'Extraordinary measures' to end protests must not violate human rights

‘Extraordinary measures’ aimed at putting an end to ongoing protests in Venezuela - due to be announced by President Nicolás Maduro this evening - must not violate human rights, Amnesty International said today.

Mar 13 2014 4:04 pm
Global death penalty statistics to be published on Thur 27 March

Amnesty International will be publishing its annual statistics (for the year 2013) on the use of the death penalty worldwide on Thursday 27 March.