Press Releases RSS http://www.amnesty.org/en/media-centre/feed en Viet Nam: Police beatings outside court amid crackdown on activism http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/viet-nam-police-beatings-outside-court-amid-crackdown-activism-2014-08-26 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-strapline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, Amnesty International said today after three human rights defenders were sentenced to jail and police beat and arrested their supporters.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, Amnesty International said today after three human rights defenders were sentenced to jail and police beat and arrested their sup</p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">26 August 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> Viet Nam Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:50:31 +0000 Amnesty International 48998 at http://www.amnesty.org Separatist forces in Ukraine accused of threatening mass ‘executions’ http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/separatist-forces-ukraine-threaten-mass-executions-2014-08-22 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-strapline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The armed group calling itself the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) must not carry out 'executions', including a reported threat of killing prisoners facing life sentences, Amnesty International said today.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The armed group calling itself the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) must not carry out 'executions', including a reported threat of killing prisoners facing life sentences, Amnesty International sai</p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 August 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> Ukraine Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:56:14 +0000 Amnesty International 48980 at http://www.amnesty.org Saudi Arabia: Scheduled beheading reflects authorities’ callous disregard to human rights http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/saudi-arabia-scheduled-beheading-reflects-authorities-callous-disregard-hum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-strapline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is continuing unabated with another beheading scheduled for Monday 25 August, said Amnesty International today.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is continuing unabated with another beheading scheduled for Monday 25 August, said Amnesty International today.</p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 August 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> Death Penalty Saudi Arabia Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:59:25 +0000 Amnesty International 48971 at http://www.amnesty.org Gaza: Hamas must end summary executions as ‘informers’ face firing squad http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/gaza-hamas-must-end-summary-executions-informers-face-firing-squad-2014-08- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-strapline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hamas must halt its campaign of summary executions of suspected collaborators, Amnesty International today said after at least 18 more Palestinians were put to death by firing squad for allegedly providing information to Israel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hamas must halt its campaign of summary executions of suspected collaborators, Amnesty International today said after at least 18 more Palestinians were put to death by firing squad for allegedly p</p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 August 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> Armed Conflict Extrajudicial Executions And Other Unlawful Killings Palestinian Authority Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:46:52 +0000 Amnesty International 48975 at http://www.amnesty.org China: Death row inmate freed after six years of trials and appeals http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/china-death-row-inmate-freed-after-six-years-trials-and-appeals-2014-08-22 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-strapline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had languished in prison through six years’ of appeals, is another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions and abolish the death penalty in the country, Amnesty International said.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had languished in prison through six years’ of appeals, is another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions and abolish the de</p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 August 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> Abolish the death penalty China Death Penalty Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:32:23 +0000 Amnesty International 48956 at http://www.amnesty.org Iraqi authorities must investigate ‘massacre’ at Sunni mosque http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/iraqi-authorities-must-investigate-massacre-sunni-mosque-2014-08-22 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-strapline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span>The Iraqi authorities must properly investigate the unlawful killing of dozens of worshippers at a Sunni mosque north-east of the capital Baghdad today, Amnesty International said.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Iraqi authorities must properly investigate the unlawful killing of dozens of worshippers at a Sunni mosque north-east of the capital Baghdad today, Amnesty International said.</p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 August 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> Iraq Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:10:25 +0000 Amnesty International 48976 at http://www.amnesty.org ‘Public execution’ in football stadium shows Libya’s descent into lawlessness http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/public-execution-football-stadium-shows-libya-s-descent-lawlessness-2014-08 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-strapline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A shocking video showing an execution-style killing by an armed group at a football stadium in eastern Libya highlights the authorities’ failure to prevent parts of the country from descending into violence and lawlessness, Amnesty International said today.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A shocking video showing an execution-style killing by an armed group at a football stadium in eastern Libya highlights the authorities’ failure to prevent parts of the country from descending into</p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">22 August 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> Libya Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:44:39 +0000 Amnesty International 48958 at http://www.amnesty.org Mali: Children still paying a high price in ongoing conflict http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/mali-children-still-paying-high-price-ongoing-conflict-2014-08-20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-strapline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue, said Amnesty International in a short briefing published today.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue, said Amnesty International in a short briefing published</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21 August 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> Mali Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:11:51 +0000 Amnesty International 48925 at http://www.amnesty.org Syria: ‘Beheading’ of US reporter a war crime that highlights ‘chilling’ risk to journalists http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/syria-beheading-us-reporter-war-crime-highlights-chilling-risk-journalists- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-strapline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria in 2012 constitutes a war crime and highlights the urgent need for all states with influence in the region to ensure other missing journalists are safely released, Amnesty International said today. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria in 2012 constitutes a war crime and highlights the urgent need for all states w</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 August 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> Syria Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:32 +0000 Amnesty International 48920 at http://www.amnesty.org India: Release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila “welcome but long overdue” http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/india-release-prisoner-conscience-irom-sharmila-welcome-long-overdue-2014-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-strapline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A Manipur court ruling directing the release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila because there were no grounds for charging her with attempted suicide is a legal and moral victory for the activist and her 13 year-long hunger strike, Amnesty International India said today. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A Manipur court ruling directing the release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila because there were no grounds for charging her with attempted suicide is a legal and moral victory for the activ</p><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 August 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> India Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:27:05 +0000 Amnesty International 48901 at http://www.amnesty.org