Amnesty urges UN investigation into Iran protest killings

Thu, 21 May 2020 - 03:55 GMT

They turned violent before being put down by security forces amid a near-total internet blackout.

SIS calls Amnesty report politicized, biased

Sun, 29 Sep 2019 - 01:29 GMT

The Egyptian State Information Service (SIS) addressed on Saturday the Amnesty International’s report on Egyptian government Friday’s measures.

Amnesty urges Houthis to free 10 journalists held for spying

Thu, 02 May 2019 - 09:50 GMT

Amnesty said the 10 men have been held since the summer of 2015 and that they were formally charged in December 2018 with a series of offences, including spying and aiding the coalition.

No turning back for Iran's hijab protesters despite crackdown

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 - 08:00 GMT

Women's rights defenders in Iran will continue their fight against the forced wearing of the hijab this year despite a "sinister crackdown".

1004 prisoners released on Sinai Liberation anniversary

Thu, 03 May 2018 - 02:10 GMT

A total of 1004 prisoners got out of jail on Thursday on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of Sinai Liberation, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

Mnangagwa opens amnesty window for return of stolen funds

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 04:50 GMT

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa, on Tuesday announced a three-month amnesty window for the return of public funds illegally stashed abroad by individuals and companies.

Amnesty decries burnings targeting Rohingya

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 01:30 GMT

Amnesty International says it has turned up evidence of an "orchestrated campaign of systematic burnings" by Myanmar security forces.

Bahrain deplores inaccuracies in Amnesty International report

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 - 08:21 GMT

Bahrain has deplored the erroneous information and the inaccuracies that are not based on facts or evidence in the Amnesty International report.

Turkey, the Journalists’ prison

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 - 08:39 GMT

Erdogan's government has been infamous of jailing scores of journalists since the military coup attempt in July 2016, as a part of wider crackdown against opposition.

Gadhafi son released after 6 years in Libyan prison

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 - 10:14 GMT

The son of former Libyan ruler Muammar Gadhafi has been released after six years in prison.

Turkey jails local head of Amnesty pending trial in post-coup probe -group

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 - 02:07 GMT

Turkish authorities jailed local chairman of Amnesty International pending trial over charges of "membership of a terrorist organisation"

Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident

Fri, 26 May 2017 - 12:22 GMT

Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw was sentenced to 18 months in prison for speaking to a dissident

U.S. starts 'extreme vetting' at Australia's offshore detention centers

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 04:55 GMT

U.S. Homeland Security officials have begun "extreme vetting" interviews at Australia's offshore detention centers