News & Updates

China convicts Uighur web managers on state security charges

30 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the closed trial and conviction of three Uighur website managers on state security charges.

States urged to support rights to water and sanitation

29 July 2010

United Nations says an estimated 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water while more than 2.6 billion people have no access to basic sanitation.

Iran must end harassment of stoning case lawyer

28 July 2010

Amnesty International urges Iran to stop harassing human rights lawyers amid continuing uncertainty over the whereabouts of the defence counsel in a controversial stoning case.

Belarus frees conscientious objector

28 July 2010

Yevgeny Yakovenko, who refuses to carry arms because of his pacifist convictions, was amnestied by a panel of judges.

Japan executions of two men condemned

28 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the executions of two Japanese men in the first death sentences carried out since the country's new government came to power last year.

Greece must stop treating migrants as criminals

27 July 2010

A new Amnesty International report details the poor treatment and living conditions faced by thousands of irregular migrants and asylum-seekers detained in the country each year.

South Ossetia civil society activist beaten

27 July 2010

Timur Tskhovrebov, who was attacked by up to 10 people, believes he was targeted because of his journalistic work and dissenting political views.

Cambodia urged to follow Khmer Rouge conviction with more prosecutions

26 July 2010

Following the conviction of prison camp commander Kaing Guek Eav for crimes against humanity, Amnesty International calls on court to redouble its efforts.

Afghanistan leak exposes NATO's incoherent civilian casualty policy

26 July 2010

US military files on the war from 2004-2009, released by website Wikileaks, show that leaders did not know what was happening on the ground.

France president urged not to stigmatize Roma and Travellers

23 July 2010

Amnesty International calls on President Nicolas Sarkozy to work to combat discrimination against Roma and Travellers, ahead of a meeting to discuss "problems" relating to their "behaviour".

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