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    1. November 18, 2014

      China cracks down on supporters of Hong Kong protests

      China has intensified a crackdown on supporters of Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations by charging an activist with...

    2. November 13, 2014

      Lampedusa still at apex of migrant flow

      As a rare tropical storm lashed the southern Mediterranean last week, Italian fishing boats were forced to stay in port and...

    1. November 12, 2014

      Qatar accused of ‘dragging its feet’ on labour reform ahead of World Cup

      Qatar has come under renewed criticism for alleged labour abuses ahead of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup, with Amnesty...

    2. September 26, 2014

      Brussels probes Czech Republic over Roma

      The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into the Czech Republic’s treatment of its Roma minority, in the...

    3. September 23, 2014

      Amnesty International denounces China’s booming torture trade

      China is not only the global manufacturing base for thousands of everyday household items, it is also the source of most of...

    4. June 6, 2014

      Police smash Tiananmen replica as artist Guo Jian faces expulsion

      The now famous replica of Tiananmen Square by the Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian lay in ruins on Friday, smashed by...

    5. June 1, 2014

      China clampdown ahead of Tiananmen massacre anniversary

      China has detained dozens of people and launched an unprecedented security operation in central Beijing to stop anyone...

    6. May 16, 2014

      Human rights set aside while Rouhani seeks Iran nuclear agreement

      Elaheh Mojaradi spends most Mondays completing the lengthy paperwork required by Tehran’s notorious Evin prison for a...

    7. May 9, 2014

      Warring South Sudan leaders agree truce

      The leaders of the warring factions in South Sudan have signed a truce, to come into force within 24 hours, in their first...

    8. April 30, 2014

      Pakistan media in line of fire, says Amnesty

      Journalists in Pakistan are faced with the constant threat of killings, harassment and violence from groups including the...

    9. March 18, 2014

      Sri Lanka arrests raise fears of authoritarian crackdown

      The arrest of two prominent political activists on terrorism charges has raised concern about creeping authoritarianism in...

    10. March 5, 2014

      EU plans voluntary rules on conflict mineral imports

      The EU on Wednesday proposed voluntary rules to prevent European companies importing conflict minerals, saying America’s...

    11. February 12, 2014

      UN warns partition of Central African Republic ‘a distinct risk’

      The Central African Republic is in effect splitting into Christian and Muslim fiefdoms as tit-for-tat reprisals between...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      January 29, 2014

      Outdoor 'Swan Lake'

      Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Ballet dancers join Amnesty International activists during a photo call outside the Russian embassy...

    13. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2013

      Dominican Republic and Haiti: relations unravelling

      Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a long and tumultuous history. The two countries are joined by geography but...

    14. The World

      December 18, 2013

      The death of a doctor in Syria

      The death of Abbas Khan in Syria reminds me of Stalin’s infamous quote that – “A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths...

    15. December 8, 2013

      German president to boycott Sochi Olympics over human rights

      The German president has declined to travel to Russia for the Winter Olympics in a move being interpreted as a protest...

    16. November 25, 2013

      Africa’s new crisis

      In the summer of 2012 France warned its allies that al-Qaeda was taking root in northern Mali and could establish a base for...

    17. October 23, 2013

      Legal or not, drone strikes set a dangerous precedent

      It is a beautiful morning in Seattle when, over Puget Sound, a glinting object is spotted in the sky. Within minutes an...

    18. October 22, 2013

      Amnesty calls on US to ‘come clean’ over drone strikes

      Amnesty International has called on the US to “come clean” on its justification for drone attacks in Pakistan – as the human...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2013

      Azerbaijan’s elections: the Aliyev dynasty remains

      Nobody seriously doubted that Ilham Aliyev would be re-elected for a third term as president of Azerbaijan in Wednesday’s...

    20. September 18, 2013

      After Morsi, Egyptians fear revival of the security state

      The 30-second YouTube clip shows security forces escorting an unresisting man towards a waiting vehicle when suddenly a...

    21. August 23, 2013

      The Diary: Robert Newman

      On Saturday morning my family and I took a train to the “No Dash For Gas” camp in Balcombe. Not until she read the...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      August 19, 2013

      Face off against Egyptian violence

      Sean Gallup/Getty Images Delegates at a meeting of Amnesty International in Berlin, Germany, hold up masks on Monday...

    23. July 23, 2013

      Kazakhstan opens way for return of Alma Shalabayeva to Italy

      Kazakhstan has offered to allow the detained wife of a fugitive dissident to return to Italy, from where she was illegally...

    24. July 12, 2013

      Snowden to seek asylum in Russia

      Edward Snowden, the fugitive US whistleblower, told Russian human rights activists, lawyers and politicians assembled at...

    25. June 28, 2013

      Bereaved mother who defied Argentina’s ‘dirty war’ dictators

      It was 1977 and Argentina was in the grip of a military dictatorship. Outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, women...

    26. June 24, 2013

      A Sri Lanka summit discredits the Commonwealth

      The world is so busy cheering on the emergence of democracy in Myanmar that it is in danger of averting its eyes from the...

    27. April 8, 2013

      Egypt’s comic twists turning into farce

      Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood might be forgiven for the country’s deteriorating economy – it is, after all, new to the job. It...

    28. April 3, 2013

      Egypt in spat with US over embassy tweet

      A retweet of a link to a television segment has turned into a relatively high-profile diplomatic spat between Egypt and its...

    29. The World

      February 17, 2013

      Sergei Magnitsky, Russia, and the rare case of the posthumous trial

      (AFP/Getty Images) UPDATED 11/07/13: After a number of delays, a Moscow court convicted Sergei Magnitsky ‘in absentia’ on...

    30. November 29, 2012

      Qatari poet jailed for ‘insulting emir’

      A Qatari poet has been sentenced to life imprisonment after a trial that highlights the broadening crackdown on dissent...

    31. November 21, 2012

      Bahrain criticised for slow reform pace

      Reform in Bahrain has been too slow in the year since an independent commission slammed the security forces for their...

    32. November 5, 2012

      Five bombs explode in Bahraini capital

      Five bomb blasts in Bahrain have killed two Asian expatriates and injured a third, raising concerns that the radicalisation...

    33. October 30, 2012

      A Maldivian lesson for democrats

      Most people know the Maldives for its luxurious honeymoon suites or “How to spend it” beach villas. But I write this article...

    34. October 11, 2012

      Amnesty warns over land grabs in China

      Forced evictions in China have risen sharply over the past couple of years as debt-laden local governments seeking to shore...

    35. September 17, 2012

      Aerial bombing ramped up in northern Syria

      Bashar al Assad, the Syrian president, has increased aerial and artillery bombardment of areas controlled by rebels in the...

    36. September 14, 2012

      Triodos is lean and green, but not for me

      Are banks really “socially useless” as Lord Turner memorably opined? Some would beg to differ. Nationwide sells itself on...

    37. September 9, 2012

      Iranian Christian pastor leaves prison

      Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian Christian pastor who was sentenced to death for apostasy, has been acquitted of the charge and...

    38. August 28, 2012

      Vedanta besieged by protesters at meeting

      Vedanta’s annual shareholder meeting was again besieged by angry protesters, as institutional investors and campaign groups...

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