The photograph of a bespectacled, grey-haired woman, her head resting in her hands has become iconic to human rights campaigners worldwide. A symbol of the risks campaigning journalists in Russia face.
A prestigious global human rights award was presented in Geneva today to a Ugandan woman who has fearlessly defended the rights of her country’s threatened lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Amnesty International today urged Canadian authorities to arrest and either prosecute or extradite former US President George W. Bush for his role in torture, ahead of his expected visit to Canada on 20 October.
The release of at least 120 political prisoners in Myanmar today is a minimum first step, and authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all remaining prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International has said.
The US authorities’ arrest of a man accused of spying on Syrian activists in the country sends a message that the Syrian government’s crackdown on opposition has its limits, Amnesty International said today.
The assassination of a prominent Kurdish minority leader in Syria may be a dangerous turning-point in the authorities’ crackdown on protests that have swept the country since March, Amnesty International said today.