News & Updates

Trial of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo begins this week

22 December 2009

Charged with 'inciting subversion of state power', the scholar is one of hundreds of signatories of Charter 08, a proposal for political reform in China.

Lithuania admits existence of secret prison

22 December 2009

A Lithuanian parliamentary committee has concluded that a CIA secret prison operated in Lithuania during the US-led “war on terror”.

Salil Shetty next Secretary General of Amnesty International

21 December 2009

Director of the UN’s Millennium Campaign for the past six years, and the Chief Executive of ActionAid before that, Salil Shetty will take up his new post in June 2010.

Not Done Yet

19 December 2009

Impunity and injustice are legacy of deadly July riots in Mongolia

18 December 2009

The Government of Mongolia has failed to effectively respond to human rights abuses that took place during the July 2008 riot in Ulaanbaatar.

Migrants tell of exploitation and detention

18 December 2009

To mark International Migrants Day, migrants from around the world have told Amnesty International how they have been exploited, detained and attacked.

Côte d’Ivoire must stop attempt to defraud toxic waste dump victims

18 December 2009

An attempt to defraud victims of the Trafigura toxic waste dump disaster out of $45 million must be stopped, Amnesty International said on Friday in an open letter.

Nepal must bar human rights violators from UN peacekeeping missions

18 December 2009

Sahrawi human rights activist returns home after hunger strike

18 December 2009

Aminatou Haidar, a Sahrawi activist who has spent the past month on hunger strike, has returned home and been reunited with her children.

Iranian must release student pictured 'dressed as woman'

18 December 2009

Amnesty International has called for the release of an Iranian student leader whose arrest and detention have inspired men to cover their hair in an online solidarity photo campaign.

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