Today’s release of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’ and to flogging for ‘adultery’, is a step towards undoing the horrific injustice visited on her, said Amnesty International today.
Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights activist jailed for calling for anti-government protests, was released on 24 May. He told us about being imprisoned – but not silenced – and what international support means to him.
Supporters of Amnesty International in Ireland and worldwide recently stood with the women and girls of Mozambique and demanded that a draft Criminal Code that would permit rape within marriage be struck down. The proposed Article 223 also allowed a rapist to escape prosecution by marrying the survivor (including girls as young as 12 years of age).
Senate committee vote to declassify summary of CIA detention report – a welcome move, but much more needed
Amnesty International has welcomed Ireland’s ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) today, the first anniversary of the ATT’s adoption by the UN General Assembly.
The release of Jabeur Mejri, a prisoner of conscience who spent two years in prison for publishing online articles and cartoons deemed offensive to Islam, is long overdue and must be followed by the authorities quashing his sentence and conviction, said Amnesty International.
Fantastic news came today as our global letter-writing campaign, Write for Rights, drew to a close: Vladimir Akimenkov, one of the Bolotnaya 3 prisoners of conscience, has been freed, writes Louisa Anderson, Global Campaigner at Amnesty’s International Secretariat.
Canadian-Iranian national Hamid Ghassemi-Shall, who had been sentenced to death in
I’m writing the words I always hoped, but never thought, I would: Herman Wallace is a free man, writes Kim Manning-Cooper of Amnesty International UK.
Nigeria’s ratification of the landmark global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on Tuesday is a welcome move that should pave the way for more African nations to get behind the treaty.