Amnesty International

'Alarming' surge in death sentences around the world

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Wed 1 Apr, AT 11:58

Amnesty highlights mass sentencing in Egypt, but insists 'progress' towards abolition is being made

Yemen crisis: Saudi Arabia announces temporary ceasefire

One-Minute Read
Thu 7 May, AT 14:52

Fighting will stop for five days to allow charities to distribute aid if Houthi rebels agree to the deal

The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Amnesty: world's response to Islamic State 'shameful'

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Wed 25 Feb, AT 14:20

UN Security Council members should lose veto power on humanitarian issues, group says

Iran frees British woman, jailed for watching volleyball

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Mon 24 Nov, AT 12:06

'Courageous' Ghoncheh Ghavami is recovering in Tehran after being released on bail because of 'health problems'

Iraq refugee who fled Islamic State jihadists

Islamic State accused of 'ethnic cleansing on a historic scale'

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Tue 2 Sep, AT 14:09

Rural areas of Iraq turned into 'blood-soaked killing fields' as militants target ethnic minorities in north

Shackles hang at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Barack Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11

First Reaction
Mon 4 Aug, AT 12:54

White House said those responsible were 'real patriots', as human rights groups call for 'legal consequences'

Sex workers protest at Stormont

Prostitution: the pros and cons of decriminalisation

Talking Point
Wed 22 Oct, AT 14:16

Northern Ireland votes to ban paying for sex but campaigners say the move will put sex workers at higher risk

Amnesty report reveals global spike in executions

One-Minute Read
Thu 27 Mar, AT 11:04

Iran and Iraq drove a worldwide increase, while Texas was responsible for 40 per cent of American executions

Hundreds of vulnerable Syrians to be given refuge in UK

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Wed 29 Jan, AT 09:30

Amnesty says move is 'long overdue' but polls suggest nearly half of voters are opposed

Amnesty chairman quits over mental illness jokes

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Wed 14 Aug, AT 10:43

Ciarnan Helferty steps down after Twitter gags about schizophrenia and OCD deemed 'incongruent'

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