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Everyone is welcome: whether you are or not a national member of Amnesty International, please come and see how you can become directly involved in promoting human rights world-wide and defend the people who suffer because they dared to raise their ...
"France is founded on a culture and a history of people taking to the streets and protesting in order to have change," Amnesty International researcher Kartik Raj said. "And it seems particularly ironic that in the state of emergency some of those ...
Amnesty International has worked to hold world leaders -- including every U.S. president -- accountable for upholding human rights for over its 55-year history.
As executive director of Amnesty International Ireland, Colm O'Gorman is immediately recognisable as the man who passionately represents the disenfranchised.
As Adama Barrow is scheduled to be inaugurated in Senegal this afternoon, Sabrina Mahtani Amnesty International's West Africa Anglophone Researcher said: "Today's inauguration ceremony of Adama Barrow is a moment to remember the risks currently ...
teachers got messy at Tiverton high school as they took on a series of foodie challenges in aid of Amnesty International. Each year members of staff take part in a charity event aiming to raise money for one of the school's chosen charities.
human rights organization Amnesty International is calling for the release of ousted governor of Wau State Elias Way Nyipuoc who has remained in detention in South Sudan's capital Juba without charge or trial.
Amnesty International has urged Russia not to adopt legislation decriminalizing some forms of assault in the family home, calling it a "sickening attempt to ...
"Chelsea Manning exposed serious abuses, and as a result her own human rights have been violated by the U.S. government for years," said Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA. "President Obama was right to commute her ...
"We are deeply saddened by the news that President Obama will not let Leonard go home," said Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA. "Despite serious concerns about the fairness of legal proceedings that led to his trial and ...
Our lives have been turned upside down," says Nadia, holding her two young daughters close. "I try to be both mother and father to my children but it is very hard ...
Bahraini authorities must immediately commute the death sentences of two men at imminent risk of execution, Amnesty International said today, and warned that ...
"Chelsea Manning exposed serious abuses, and as a result her own human rights have been violated by the U.S. government for years," said Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA. "President Obama was right to commute her ...
Iran's persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments, including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year, exposes the authorities' utterly ...
President Yahya Jammeh's declared state of emergency in Gambia provides no justification for a crackdown on peaceful dissent around the January 19, 2017 deadline for the new government to take office, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch ...
Photo: Amnesty International. Amnesty International held a small candlelit vigil in front of the Iranian Embassy yesterday evening for West Hampstead mum Nazanin, marking 288 days since she was detained.
The Sudanese government must end politically-motivated and sometimes deadly attacks on Darfuri students at universities across the country, said Amnesty ...
Amnesty International, a human rights advocacy organization, on Monday called on the Nigerian government to release Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Shi'ite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), in compliance with a High court order.
Amnesty International has reviewed all publically available legal and factual conclusions and in response, has written today to Lieutenant General Mansour Ahmed Al-Mansour, legal advisor to the JIAT, to express the organization's concern the JIAT's ...
The most recent wave of arrests of leaders and members of an opposition party point to a systematic pattern of abuses against those who dare to express an opinion contrary to that of the government, Amnesty International said today. Between January 11 ...
In response to the execution today of three men accused of killing three police officers in Bahrain Amnesty International's Deputy Director for Campaigns in Beirut, Samah Hadid said: "This is a dark day for human rights in Bahrain. These executions ...
prisoners on death row in Benin are languishing in a cruel limbo after a court decision last year effectively abolished the death penalty, but failed to commute existing death sentences, said Amnesty International in a new report today. The 14 ...
Today the Pardon Snowden campaign delivered more than 1 million signatures to President Barack Obama, urging him to pardon whistleblower Edward ...
The fees go towards the group's cost for letter writing, organising stalls and other group actions as well as our annual donation to Amnesty International UK. To pay your membership subscription please fill out the below membership form and arrange ...
(Amnesty International's global fundraising policy allows us to accept government funding for human rights education work.
"The findings in Chicago are further proof that there must be widespread reform of police practices at all levels, all across the country," said Noor Mir, senior campaigner with Amnesty International USA. "Everybody must be treated equally before the law.
"After a day of questioning, Tillerson's commitment to human rights in the U.S. and abroad is in serious question," Amnesty International USA Executive Director Margaret Huang said in a statement Wednesday. "While he confirmed that U.S. foreign policy ...
Amnesty International: refugees at Risk of Freezing on Greek Islands Due to 'Inhuman EU Policies'
Amnesty International supports the CTF's urgent call for the Sri Lankan government to chart a roadmap for the establishment and efficient functioning of the proposed mechanisms.
Iran should immediately halt the execution of 12 men convicted of drug offences, scheduled for 14 January in Karaj Central prison, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The human rights organizations expressed concern that, despite ...
Amnesty International Hong Kong has slammed the Hong Kong government for failing to defend the rights of its people and accused some officials of sacrificing human rights for political gain.
Amnesty International this evening welcomed reports that Egyptian president el-Sisi said that Ibrahim Halawa will be released and returned to Ireland upon completion of his trial.
"After a day of questioning, Tillerson's commitment to human rights in the U.S. and abroad is in serious question. While he confirmed that U.S.
refugees are at risk of freezing to death on the Greek islands as a cold snap hits, trapped by inhumane EU policies. Men, women and children are surviving in snow-covered tents and sub-zero temperatures.
Individuals suspected of committing war crimes including killing and rape during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) are evading investigation and arrest, and in some cases live side by side with their victims, Amnesty International said ...
On 15 July 2016, a faction within Turkey's military attempted to overthrow the government. The coup failed and in the following days, weeks and months the Turkish government embarked on a crackdown of exceptional proportions, targeting people it ...
They were doing this to rejoin Ali's family who had lived in Turkey for most of the Syrian conflict. During the crossing Ali was shot and injured resulting in him losing his sight.
"If they are confirmed, these nominees will make decisions that affect the human rights of millions of people in the U.S. and around the world.
Join Amnesty International UK and a team raising significant funds for our life-changing work. As a member of Amnesty International UK's Community Fundraising Team, you'll play a key part in delivering AIUK's fundraising strategy and targets for growth.
Saudi Arabia's authorities have begun the year with an intensified crackdown against human rights activists dealing another heavy blow to the last vestiges of the country's embattled civil society, said Amnesty International. A string of activists have ...
"Leonard Peltier may die in prison unless the president acts before his term is up," said Zeke Johnson of Amnesty International USA. "President Obama should seize the opportunity to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier as a humanitarian gesture that ...
One thousand days after the chilling abduction of 276 school girls in Chibok, the Nigerian government must redouble its efforts to ensure the release of the girls, and all other victims of mass abduction, said Amnesty International. The organization is ...
Fiction has a way of opening doors and new understanding in unexpected ways. The Nelson Public Library and Nelson's Amnesty International group have teamed up to celebrate the role of literature in human rights issues with a book club that embraces ...
Happy New Year, everyone! We wish you a successful and peaceful 2017, and would like to let you know that Stockport Group's first monthly meeting of the year takes place this Thursday, the 12th of January.
Our first newsletter this year which includes a big thank you to everyone who supported our Write4Rights event on Saturday 10th December at Newchurch Hall in Culceth.
Amnesty International has documented at least 41 other cases of mass abductions by Boko Haram since 2014. Many of the attacks committed by the group, including deliberate killing of civilians, rape, destruction of homes, bombing of places of worship, ...
He stood up for our rights, starting a global debate on mass surveillance that changed the world - yet he faces decades in prison for it.
Some of the participants of this year's Amnesty International Club's "Write for rights" event held recently at the Pulaski Middle/Senior high school.
The Slovenian parliament must reject amendments to the Aliens Act that, once triggered, would deny refugees and asylum seekers the protections to which they are entitled under international and EU law, Amnesty International said following the adoption ...
We will be holding a final card signing session for the Write For rights campaign. This may be at our usual venue in Kingston but we are looking for a shop that will allow us to hold the event inside in the warm and dry!


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