Police in the Georgian capital Tbilisi failed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) activists as thousands of people violently attacked a Pride event today.
The Bahraini authorities must immediately release five men sentenced to a year imprisonment for allegedly insulting the King of Bahrain in messages posted on Twitter.
Barely two months have passed since the overwhelming majority of the world’s governments adopted a historic Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations General Assembly.
Today’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on Syria is a positive step but it does little to address the immense ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in the country, Amnesty International said.
Arriving at court in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement district court on 13 May, we saw supporters of political detainees and members of the riot police.
Amnesty International has called on the Irish Government to set a timetable to ratify a new international treaty that comes into force today, which would protect human rights that are under threat from austerity policies.
Scores of journalists reporting on human rights abuses in Syria have been killed, detained, disappeared and tortured over the last two years, Amnesty International said in a report released today, World Press Freedom Day.
The Belarus authorities must stop the execution of a man who was this week sentenced to death for murder, Amnesty International said.
Italy’s Supreme Court today declared the so-called “Nomad emergency” unlawful and unfounded, a move Amnesty International has hailed as a key victory in the struggle to end discrimination against Roma communities around the country.
The US state of Maryland has joined the overwhelming global trend towards ending the death penalty, Amnesty International said today after Governor Martin O’Malley signed the abolition of capital punishment into law.