News & Updates

Inquest into death of Jean Charles de Menezes opens in London

22 September 2008

The family of Jean Charles de Menezes will at last have the chance to get answers to their questions about the events leading to his death, in the course of the coro

Moroccan blogger freed

18 September 2008

The Court of Appeal in Agadir, Morocco, has overturned the two-year sentence imposed on blogger Mohamed Erraji.

Arms Trade Treaty could fail without human rights

17 September 2008

Every year, more than 300,000 people are killed with conventional weapons. Millions more are injured, abused, forcibly displaced and bereaved as a result of armed v

Myanmar activist at risk of torture

16 September 2008

An anti-government activist leader in Myanmar remains at risk of torture following her arrest last Wednesday.

Japan should adopt death penalty moratorium

15 September 2008

Three men were executed in Japan on Thursday 11 September 2008. Amnesty International has called for the government to immediately adopt a moratorium on executions.

Details of Zimbabwe deal remain unclear

15 September 2008

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has signed a power-sharing agreement with the leaders of the two formations of the Movement for Democratic Change, but the implica

Argentina abolishes the death penalty

12 September 2008

This latest initiative paves the way for other countries to follow suit, and makes Argentina the sixth country to ratify all the human rights instruments of the inte

Global week of action to support Arms Trade Treaty

12 September 2008

The World is Watching week will see activists and supporters of the Control Arms Campaign in more than 50 countries urge their governments to reach an agreement on an

Poland: government must investigate secret CIA jails

12 September 2008

With evidence that the CIA operated a secret detention facility in Poland mounting, Amnesty International has welcomed the news that public prosecutors have initiated

Moroccan blogger jailed for peacefully expressing his views

11 September 2008

Mohamed Erraji was sentenced to two years for “lack of respect due to the King”. His conviction is reported to be related to an article he published on an

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