Everyone knows that the Assad regime – from father Hafez onwards – has employed torture and executions to preserve the doubtful purity of the Baath party
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Wednesday 10 July 2013
Prosecutor demands arrest of Supreme Guide for provoking army into shooting 55 civilians dead
Sunday 30 June 2013
Pressure groups have called on the PM to raise human rights issues with the regime
Turkey unrest: Tear gas is not enough. If I was in power I would have used guns against protesters in Taksim Square, say supporters of PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Friday 14 June 2013
Richard Hall meets supporters of Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his Istanbul stronghold, Fatih
Monday 03 June 2013
Brian Wood has battled for decades to hold the global arms trade to account. Now, a historic treaty is being signed
Queen to miss Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka due to long-haul travel review - and will send Prince Charles instead
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Prince of Wales will represent the UK as Palace dismisses suggestion that move is related to political situation in country
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Though Gaddafi is gone, the tools he used to stop Libyan journalists attacking him are still being used.
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Canada 'appalled' that Colombo had been selected to host the Commonwealth meeting
Thursday 25 April 2013
Human rights are for the rest of us, as well as the best of us. Anything approaching a sliding scale of entitlement is frightening, says Amnesty's Campaigns Director
Saturday 13 April 2013
An outspoken Tamil newspaper in northern Sri Lanka whose premises have been repeatedly targeted, and its employees killed, was attacked by armed men who stormed into the building and set the printing presses ablaze. It is the second attack on the newspaper in two weeks.
Monday 08 April 2013
Two elderly women have been beheaded in front of a crowd of onlookers in Papua New Guinea in the latest of a spate of brutal attacks in the country against people accused of witchcraft.
Sunday 07 April 2013
Iraq is executing more people than it has done for almost a decade. The country now has the third highest number of executions in the world, according to a report to be published this week.
Friday 05 April 2013
Mark Knopfler has cancelled two shows in Russia in protest over what he says is a crackdown on human rights groups in the country.
Thursday 04 April 2013
The verdict has been condemned by Amnesty, which said it had only recently learned of the man's sentence
Wednesday 27 March 2013
In February Putin told the FS B security services to monitor foreign backed NGOs
Thursday 21 March 2013
The dark tale of a teenage girl writing to a murderer on death row, based on the author’s own experiences, was tonight awarded the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
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