News & Updates

Iranian football journalist released after hunger strike

11 March 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the release of an Iranian football journalist who was detained for publishing posters supporting an Iranian-Azerbaijani football team.

Myanmar opposition must be free to fight elections

10 March 2010

A new law bars all political prisoners, including detained Nobel Peace-prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, from belonging to a political party.

Azerbaijani bloggers lose appeal against fabricated charges

10 March 2010

Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli have been sentenced to two and two and a half years respectively after they posted a video critical of the government on YouTube.

Israel urged to stop settlement expansion in East Jerusalem

10 March 2010

Amnesty International urges Israel to cease constructing illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories after a plan to build 1,600 new homes is approved.

Slovakia plans to remove Romani children from their families

9 March 2010

Prime Minister Robert Fico has announced a proposal to take the children from the settlements where they live and place them in boarding schools.

Egypt releases blogger facing trial by military court

9 March 2010

Ahmed Mostafa was facing jail after he after he published a post alleging nepotism within the armed forces.

Rape victims worldwide denied justice and dignity

8 March 2010

To mark International Women's Day, Amnesty International has released two reports looking at sexual violence in Cambodia and the Nordic Countries.

Cambodia's government must protect victims of sexual violence as reports of rape increase

8 March 2010

A new Amnesty International report shows how corruption and discrimination within the police and courts prevent survivors of rape from receiving justice.

Afghan women human rights defenders tell of intimidation and attacks

8 March 2010

Women human rights defenders in Afghanistan have told Amnesty International they face intimidation and attacks as they attempt to tackle violence and discrimination in the country.

Convictions of abuse during Genoa G8 protests upheld

8 March 2010

An Italian court has confirmed the convictions of 15 police officers, prison guards and doctors who were found guilty of the ill-treatment of detainees in the Bolzaneto facility in 2001.

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