News & Updates

Sri Lankan government must permanently release all civilians

1 December 2009

Switzerland votes against religious freedom

30 November 2009

Amnesty International said it deeply regrets the choice of Swiss voters to introduce a ban on the construction of minarets into the constitution. The ban takes immediate effect.

Climate change deal must ensure the poor are not left out and further disadvantaged

30 November 2009

Political leaders meeting in Copenhagen next week must reach a fair, ambitious and binding deal on climate change, said Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.

Military shooting in Honduras must be urgently investigated and witnesses protected

30 November 2009

Amnesty International said that it was deeply worried about the safety of victims of and witnesses to a shooting at a military blockade that took place in Tegucigalpa.

Commonwealth leaders must focus on Sri Lanka crisis

27 November 2009

Amnesty International has called on Commonwealth leaders to press the Sri Lankan government about the plight of the displaced.

Alyaksei Bondar

27 November 2009

Blog by youth activist Alyaksei Bondar.

Ales Charnyshou

27 November 2009

Blog by Belarusian youth activist Ales Charnyshou.

Mikhail Kryvau

27 November 2009

Blog by Belarusian youth activist Mikhail Kryvau.

Tatyana Tishkevich

27 November 2009

Blog written for Amnesty International by Belarusian youth activist Tatyana Tishkevich.

Belarus activists tell of life in exile

27 November 2009

Belarusian youth activists sentenced to 'restricted freedom' for attending a peaceful protest have told Amnesty International how they were targeted by the authorities.

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