December 16, 2014
India: Authorities must release Irom Sharmila following government decision to decriminalize suicide
Authorities in India must build on the central government’s decision to decriminalize suicide by dropping all charges of attempted suicide against prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila.
December 5, 2014
Amnesty International USA Honors Sudanese Journalist Amal Habani with Annual Award for Women’s Human Rights Defenders
Amnesty International USA honored Sudanese journalist Amal Khalifa Habani at this year’s Ginetta Sagan Award Reception and Dinner. The award is given annually to honor courageous women around the w...
December 4, 2014
A court in Manama has today handed down a three-year prison sentence and a steep fine to prominent activist Zainab Al-Khawaja, for allegedly “insulting the king” when she tore up a photograph of him.
December 1, 2014
Leading Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja has told Amnesty International she is determined to continue to expose abuses in the Gulf state despite being sentenced today, in absentia, to...