News & Updates

Repression of peaceful protests in Mauritania

23 April 2009

The Mauritanian authorities have violently cracked down on two peaceful demonstrations this month.

Lebanon's politicians urged to focus on human rights in election campaigns

23 April 2009

Amnesty International has written an open letter to Lebanon's political leaders calling on them to put human rights at the centre of their election campaign.

Further US torture revelations highlight need for independent commission of inquiry

23 April 2009

Condoleezza Rice approved the use of “water-boarding” in 2002 according to information released on Wednesday by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelli

No justice for the victims of NATO bombings

23 April 2009

Ten years on, no-one has been held to account for the NATO attack on the Serbian state radio and television building that left 16 civilians dead.

Pakistanis abused by Taleban speak out

23 April 2009

People living in Buner, just 60 miles from the Pakistan capital Islamabad, have revealed how abusive and repressive Taleban groups have seized the area, imposing thei

Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region of Iraq commits to human rights

23 April 2009

Nechirvan Barzani promised to make the security forces accountable for cases of arbitrary detention, torture, enforced disappearances and other ill-treatment.

Turkey fails to protect asylum-seekers

22 April 2009

The Turkish government's disregard for international law is shown by its persistence in forcibly returning people to countries where their lives may be at risk.

Sudan sentences another 10 people to death

22 April 2009

Ten men face imminent execution in Sudan after they were sentenced to death by a special court on 15 April.

Yemeni woman faces execution following political interference in her case

22 April 2009

A Yemeni woman is facing imminent execution accused of killing her husband only days after the execution of another woman for similar charges. 

Demand grows for release of Iranian-American journalist

21 April 2009

Iran has been urged to release the Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was sentenced to eight years in jail after being convicted as a spy.

How you can help
This is a Flickr badge showing public items from Amnesty International tagged with dignity. Make your own badge here.