News & Updates

Yemen must reveal whereabouts of detained journalist

21 September 2009

Saudi Arabia must assist refugees fleeing Yemen fighting

18 September 2009

Some seeking safe haven from the fighting between government troops and militants in the Sa'da region, are said to have been denied entry. Others have been forcibly returned to the conflict zone.

Extrajudicial executions highlight insecurity in Pakistan's Swat Valley

18 September 2009

Amnesty International warns that the discovery of the remains of over 160 victims of extrajudicial execution in Pakistan's Swat Valley highlights the ongoing human rights crisis in the country’s northwestern areas.

Irene Khan urges US government to examine Goldstone report

18 September 2009

Amnesty International's Secretary General has urged the White House to refer the report on violations of international law committed in Gaza to the UN Security Council.

South Korea releases Secretary General of the World Uighur Congress

18 September 2009

Dolkun Isa had been held at Incheon International airport in Seoul for two days after being denied entry to South Korea.

Dominican Republic delivers "huge blow" to women's right to life

18 September 2009

Indonesia must repeal "cruel" new stoning and caning law

17 September 2009

The new bylaw endorses stoning to death for adultery and caning for homosexuality. It also forbids alcohol consumption, gambling and intimacy between unmarried couples.

Freedom for Indigenous Mexican woman wrongly imprisoned for three years

17 September 2009

Amnesty International welcomes the release of Mexican prisoner of conscience Jacinta Francisco Marcial.

Secretary General of World Uighur Congress denied entry to South Korea

17 September 2009

Dolkun Isa is being held by the South Korean authorities. If he is deported to China he would be at risk of arbitrary detention, unfair trial, torture and other ill-treatment and possibly the death penalty.

USA must grant Bagram detainees access to US courts

16 September 2009

The USA must grant all detainees held in US custody at the Bagram airbase in Afghanistan access to US courts and legal counsel, Amnesty International has said.

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