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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Saturday 12 February 2011
A leading international rights group said yesterday that Zimbabwe's two-year-old coalition government has failed to end human rights abuses and political violence.
Thursday 03 February 2011
This video by Amnesty International has been made to accompany a report published yesterday detailing the ongoing repression of political and human rights defenders in Belarus in the wake of the December election.
Thursday 03 February 2011
The United States Army private accused of downloading classified materials while serving as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad and passing them to WikiLeaks should never have been deployed to Iraq in the first place because he was mentally unfit, a soon-to-be-released Pentagon report will conclude.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Human-rights campaigners have called on the British Government to intervene in the case of a soldier held in a US jail on suspicion of passing state secrets to WikiLeaks – because he is partly British.
Friday 28 January 2011
Sunday 09 January 2011
Friday 10 December 2010
Friday 03 December 2010
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Friday 26 November 2010
Connie was just nine years old when her father first raped her. The abuse continued until she was 14. She told Amnesty International that her father would regularly hit her so much that she was unable to go to school the next day. Why? Chillingly because he wanted her to stay at home so “he could abuse her as much as he wanted”.
Monday 22 November 2010
Britain is facing growing pressure to use its special relationship with the Obama administration to secure the freedom of the UK's last prisoner held at Guantánamo Bay.
Friday 19 November 2010
China has sentenced a woman to a year in a labor camp for "disrupting social order" by retweeting a satirical message urging Chinese protesters to smash the Japan pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, an international rights group said.
Thursday 04 November 2010
Monday 25 October 2010
Simon Mann's incarceration in a brutal prison for attempting to overthrow one of the most notorious dictators in Africa was turned into an international cause célèbre in a long and vocal campaign by family friends.
Friday 27 August 2010
When a huge rock band with strong political interests played in Russia for the first time, the results were never likely to be sedate.
On the agenda: Win tickets to 'Icarus at the Edge of Time'; Amnesty photography; 300-dish dessert banquet; Smories; Master Drawings; Bathing Ape t-shirts
Sunday 20 June 2010
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 North Korean prison officers 'cooked prisoner's baby and fed it to their dogs', more horrific accounts from UN report reveal
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Mayor says there should be 'no comparison' to Ferguson
- 4 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh