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Shortlist for Amnesty's Media Awards 2014 announced

Amnesty International has today unveiled the shortlist for its prestigious annual Media Awards. The ten categories included in the 2014 Amnesty Media Awards cover print, broadcast, photo, and

Iran: halt imminent execution of 26-year-old woman

The Iranian authorities have today confirmed that a woman convicted of killing a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her will be hanged this morning at a prison west of Tehran, in what Amnest

Amnesty writes to Theresa May over 'unacceptable' scale of loss of life in Mediterranean

It is a moral disgrace that thousands of people have drowned trying to get to the safety of Europe this summer, Amnesty International said today as it published a new report.

Northern Ireland: Amnesty International asks MLAs to back inclusion of Kincora in Westminster inquiry

Amnesty International has written to all Northern Ireland MLAs asking them to support the inclusion of Kincora Boys' Home in the UK-wide inquiry into child sexual abuse.

INDONESIA: New Aceh bylaw imposing 100 lashes for gay and extramarital sex 'enormous step backwards' for human rights

A new law in Indonesia’s Aceh province that imposes up to 100 lashes of the cane for “crimes” such as same-sex sexual activity and sex outside marriage is an enormous step backwar

HONG KONG: Amnesty concerned by police response to pro-democracy protest

The quick use of pepper spray and arrests by Hong Kong police during pro-democracy demonstrations last night and today has renewed fears the authorities will fail to uphold the rights to peaceful a