News & Updates

President of Lithuania vetoes homophobic law

29 June 2009

The law would prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools and ban any reference to it in public information that can be viewed by children.

Europe shows support for Azerbaijan’s threatened independent media

29 June 2009

Amnesty International members across Europe join in a day of action as part of the organization’s solidarity campaign with independent journalists and human righ

Italian Senate must stop controversial bill

29 June 2009

The Italian Senate is to decide whether or not to pass a controversial draft law that would violate the human rights of migrants and asylum-seekers and could lead to

Iran: Detained political leaders at risk of torture, possibly to force “confessions”

29 June 2009

Amnesty International is gravely concerned that several opposition leaders detained in the wake of the 12 June elections may be facing torture, possibly to force the

Paraguayuan Congress risks lives of 90 indigenous families

28 June 2009

Members of a Congressional committee in Paraguay have voted against returning Indigenous lands back to the Yakye Axa community.

Tunisia: end denial, address human rights abuses in the name of security

26 June 2009

President Obama’s decision to close the US detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by next January leads Amnesty International to fear that several Tu

States must be held accountable for violations abroad, says Amnesty International

26 June 2009

Amnesty International has told the Council of Europe Assembly, that states should be held accountable for violations committed by their forces in operations outside th

Iran: Journalists detained as news restrictions tighten

26 June 2009

The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since 12 June and who are at risk of torture in detention, Amnesty International said

At least 62 killed in Baghdad market bombing

25 June 2009

No armed group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which also injured more than 127 people.

Accused in Politkovskaya murder case face retrial

25 June 2009

Russia's Supreme Court has overturned the acquittal of three men accused of involvement in the 2006 killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

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