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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. August 23, 2012

    Syria rebels tighten grip on Iraq border

    Rebels fought Syrian government forces for control of a key border town with Iraq on Thursday, activists said, as clashes...

  35. August 16, 2012

    Opposition in two minds over Pussy Riot

    What do Russia’s opposition leaders do with a trio of balaclava-wearing, gay-rights supporting, punk-rock feminists? The...

  36. July 1, 2012

    Arms exporters object to UN treaty

    The world’s three largest arms sellers have raised objections to key elements of a long-awaited UN arms trade treaty ahead...

  37. June 15, 2012

    Indonesian jailed over Facebook comment

    Human rights campaigners have condemned a 30-month jail sentence handed down to an Indonesian civil servant for his postings...

  38. The World

    June 14, 2012

    Tracking the reprisals: Amnesty's report on Syria

    Bullet marks in a room in Taftanaz, where Amnesty says nine extrajudicial executions took place. Image: Amnesty...

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