Responding to the arrest of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians and Government officials amid reports of a military coup underway in Myanmar, Amnesty International has called for their immediate release. Aung San Suu Kyi was among … Continue reading Myanmar – Aung San Suu Kyi Arrested Again!
Amnesty – It Starts With A Letter! Amnesty International was started in 1961 by Peter Benenson, a solicitor who had heard of the arrest of two Portuguese students imprisoned for raising a toast to freedom. It has grown to an international movement … Continue reading Amnesty – When They Are All Free
Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest and most crowded nations, plans to go ahead with work to develop an isolated, flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to temporarily house tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighboring … Continue reading Amnesty: The Crisis of Rohingya refugees
Despite an international outcry and calls by Amnesty International for the Saudi Arabian authorities to quash the severe sentence and punishment of 1000 lashes for a charge of blasphemy, Saudi Arabian rights activist Raif Badawi was publicly flogged on Friday it is reported. This has been confirmed by Amnesty international from an eye-witness in Jeddah and from Mr Badawi’s wife. Mr Badawi is a Saudi Arabian writer and activist and was the creator of the website “Free Saudi Liberals” This is the first of 20 such public floggings that Mr Badawi will face after his conviction for insulting Islam through … Continue reading Raif Badawi Update
Amnesty International UK will host a free screening of the acclaimed documentary about the notorious case of the “Angola 3” on Tuesday 10 July. The 2010 film – In the Land of the Free, with narration by Samuel L Jackson – tells the story of how three men – Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King – were placed in solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary (known as Angola prison) in the USA in 1972. Wallace and Woodfox – who were convicted of the murder of prison guard Brent Miller, a crime they have vigorously denied – have now spent … Continue reading Angola 3 Documentary
Amnesty International was started in 1961 by a lawyer called Peter Benenson who had heard of the arrest of two Portuguese students imprisoned for raising a toast to freedom. It has grown to an international movement – and it all … Continue reading Amnesty – It Starts With a Letter