IDAHOT 2016: LGBT Human Rights Around The World

Today, May 17, Amnesty International celebrates International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. This IDAHOT, Amnesty International condemns the ongoing discrimination, violence, and denial of fundamental human rights faced by…

May 17, 2016


Journalism Is Not a Crime

Journalism is not a crime, yet the principles of free speech and a free press are threatened right across the world. To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May,…

May 3, 2016


The ‘Arab Spring’: Five Years On

The Middle East and North Africa was engulfed in an unprecedented outburst of popular protests and demand for reform. It began in Tunisia and spread within weeks to Egypt, Yemen,…

March 15, 2016


Why Protecting Torture Victims Scares Egypt’s Leaders

[caption id="attachment_68751" align="aligncenter" width="3504"] Egyptian human right activist with chained hands during a protest against torture in police stations. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images[/caption] In 2014, Amnesty International USA gave one of…

February 18, 2016


Letter from Shawkan Photojournalist Imprisoned in Egypt

Amnesty International has collected nearly 90,000 signatures worldwide in a petition calling for Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid’s release ahead of his first court session, scheduled for December 12 at…

December 3, 2015