News & Updates

Bhopal - end 25 years of injustice

16 October 2009

The Unheard Truth: World leaders must change debate on poverty and human rights

15 October 2009

Amnesty International's Secretary General has called on world leaders and policy makers to shift the debate on poverty from economics to addressing the human rights problems that impoverish and keep people poor.

US Joins Arms Trade Treaty Talks, But At High Price

15 October 2009

NGOs welcome US support but warn that proposal to give every Member State veto power would weaken not strengthen future Treaty.

Mongolian death row inmate receives pardon

15 October 2009

Mongolian prisoner Buuveibaatar has had his death sentence commuted after being granted a pardon by the country's President, Ts. Elbegdorj.

UN must urge Israel and Palestinians to carry out Gaza investigations

15 October 2009

Amnesty International urges the Human Rights Council to call on Israel and the authorities in Gaza to immediately open investigations into alleged war crimes, possible crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international law reported during the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.

Ban Ki-moon congratulates Amnesty International on new poverty campaign

15 October 2009

Syrian authorities urged to seek justice for men killed by security forces

14 October 2009

Sami Ma'touq and Joni Suleiman were shot dead a year ago. The Syrian authorities have so far done very little to bring their killers to justice.

Three killed as Nigerian security forces fire at demonstrators

14 October 2009

Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by some of the members of the Nigerian security forces after three people were shot dead during a protest against demolition of homes in Rivers State.

Latest juvenile execution in Iran condemned

13 October 2009

Behnoud Shojaee, a 21-year-old Iranian, has been executed at Tehran's Evin Prison for a murder he was accused of having committed when he was 17.

Blogger denied freedom to travel outside Cuba

13 October 2009

Yoani Sánchez was due to accept an award for her journalism in New York. This is the fourth time she has been refused permission by the authorities to travel outside Cuba in the past two years.

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