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Egypt: crackdown is 'crushing an entire generation' of young people - new report

Teenager arrested and tortured for wearing anti-torture t-shirt is part of crackdown as country reverts to full ‘police state’ behaviour

Egypt: prosecutor's killing despicable but should not be pretext for state repression

‘The killing of Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was a despicable, cowardly and cold-blooded act of murder’ - Said Boumedouha

USA: Supreme Court lethal injection ruling leaves injustice of death penalty in place

Risk of wrongfully-convicted person being executed remains

USA: Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling strongly welcomed

‘This is a joyous day’ - Steven W Hawkins

Hobbit star Ryan Gage opens Hampton Court garden celebrating Magna Carta as Human Rights Act under threat

Eight hundred years since Magna Carta, a commemorative garden will mark the historic anniversary at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, at a time when modern-day human rights protections are

Azerbaijan: Release jailed dissidents for positive legacy of European Games

Azerbaijan must immediately and unconditionally release all government critics unfairly imprisoned if the European Games are to leave a positive legacy, Amnesty International said today ahead of th

Syria: UN Security Council meeting with NGOs tomorrow should lead to arms embargo

‘There are concrete actions the UN can and should take to reduce and deter violations against civilians’ - Philip Luther

Northern Ireland: High Court challenge on same-sex marriage welcomed

‘Same sex couples in every part of the UK should have an equal right to marry the person they love’ - Gráinne Teggart

Japan carries out first execution of year

‘To take a man’s life in this way is the politics of the gutter’ - Hiroka Shoji

Cardinal Seán Brady part of a conspiracy of silence on child abuse - Amnesty

Amnesty International has said Cardinal Seán Brady was part of a conspiracy of silence on clerical child abuse which ran from top to bottom in the Catholic Church in Ireland.