News

  Article Comments
21 Aug 2014
08:35 AM

Israel: Provide Rights Groups Access to Gaza

Israeli authorities appear to be playing bureaucratic games with human rights organisations over access to Gaza, conditioning it on entirely unreasonable criteria even as the death toll mounts.

Be the first to comment
21 Aug 2014
08:28 AM

Syria: Beheading of US reporter a war crime

The brutal execution-style killing of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State constitutes a war crime. Both those who carried out this crime and those who ordered it must face justice.

6 comments
Add yours
20 Aug 2014
14:21 PM

The ‘choice’: rights abused in a warzone or Australian run detention centre

Amnesty International today urged the Federal Government to guarantee asylum seekers will not be returned to countries like Iraq or Syria where they are likely to face death or serious injury.

Be the first to comment
20 Aug 2014
09:52 AM

India: Release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila “welcome but long overdue”

A court ruling in India directing the release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila because there were no grounds for charging her with attempted suicide is a legal and moral victory for the activist and her 13 year-long hunger strike.

Be the first to comment
20 Aug 2014
09:19 AM

Israel: Human rights access to Gaza imperative amid renewed exchange of fire

The resumption of Israeli air strikes and rocket fire from Gaza underscores the imperative need to grant human rights groups immediate access to monitor the situation.

4 comments
Add yours
19 Aug 2014
11:29 AM

Children in detention: Government takes a step in right direction

Amnesty International welcomes the announcement that the unlawful detention of children under the age of ten in onshore Immigration Detention Centres will end.

9 comments
Add yours
19 Aug 2014
09:39 AM

Saudi Arabia: Four family members executed for hashish possession

The Saudi Arabian authorities must halt all executions after four members of the same family were executed as part of a “disturbing” recent surge in the use of the death penalty in the country.

3 comments
Add yours
18 Aug 2014
14:05 PM

Good news: Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng released

Much to the relief of his family and supporters, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been released at the end of his three-year suspended sentence.

2 comments
Add yours
16 Aug 2014
10:20 AM

South Africa: Full accountability for the Marikana killings urgently needed

On the second anniversary of the catastrophic events in Marikana, justice for the victims and full accountability are still urgently needed.

2 comments
Add yours
15 Aug 2014
11:10 AM

Morocco must release activists jailed for reporting torture

Two activists in Morocco, Oussama Housne and Wafae Charaf , recently imprisoned after they reported they had been abducted and tortured, must be released immediately and unconditionally.

Be the first to comment
 1 2 3 >  Last »