News & Updates

Continuing concern for civilians after hostilities in Georgia

22 August 2008

Displaced civilians and refugees who fled during the conflict, as well as those who remained in the areas where hostilities have taken place, are in continued need o

Mindanao civilians under threat from MILF units and militias

22 August 2008

Tens of thousands who have already suffered from the renewal of violence, could be at even greater risk, if the Philippine government supports the creation of untrain

Egypt: Deadly journey through the desert

20 August 2008

Since mid-2007, hundreds of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants most of them from countries in sub-Saharan Africa have risked their lives trying to cross the Egypt

Sudan holds hundreds without charge after 10 May attack

20 August 2008

After eight alleged members of the Justice and Equality Movement were sentenced to death by Sudan's Anti-Terrorism Special Courts, the government prepares to try anoth

Tens of thousands at risk in Sri Lanka as fighting escalates

19 August 2008

The Sri Lankan military and the opposing Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are putting displaced civilians in danger as fighting continues in northern Sri Lanka

Suspension of stoning executions a welcome step if carried out

15 August 2008

Amnesty International has welcomed last week's announcement by the spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary that execution by stoning has been suspended.

Solidarity with Zimbabwe ahead of SADC meeting

15 August 2008

Nearly 80 organisations, including a number of Amnesty International's African sections, have come together to show solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe.

Army’s so-called inquiry into cameraman's killing in Gaza a scandal

15 August 2008

Amnesty International has described as scandalous the Israeli army's account of firing a tank shell that killed Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana as a "sound"

Video: End stoning in Iran

15 August 2008

The spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary announced on Tuesday 5 August that execution by stoning has been suspended.

Lebanon bus bomb kills 14, including civilians

14 August 2008

The attack, on a commercial bus in Tripoli on Wednesday 13 August, also injures tens of others.

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