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The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had languished in prison through six years’ of appeals, is another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions and abolish the death penalty in the country, Amnesty International said.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must halt all executions, Amnesty International said after four members of the same family were executed today as part of a “disturbing” recent surge in the use of the death penalty in the country.
Joint statement by Amnesty International and the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of...
PRESS RELEASE As news breaks that three judges have recused themselves from a mass court case in...
Amnesty International Malaysia today launched a campaign to highlight the continued prevalence of torture and other ill-treatment faced by detainees in custody, worldwide.
Amnesty International Press Release Singapore has taken a reprehensible U-turn by executing the...
Amnesty International is calling on the Indonesian government to take concrete steps to implement recommendations made by the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) to ensure children’s rights are respected and protected in the country.
Prisoners of conscience Zaw Pe and Win Myint Hlaing have been released from prison in Myanmar after their jail sentences were reduced on appeal.
Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, including the military wing of Hamas, to ensure that civilian lives are protected as the conflict between the two sides escalates.
The Hong Kong authorities must release all those detained solely for peacefully protesting in pro-democracy demonstrations, said Amnesty International, after more than 500 people were arrested by police on Wednesday.

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The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, Amnesty International said today after three human rights defenders were sentenced to jail and police beat and arrested their supporters.
Hamas must halt its campaign of summary executions of suspected collaborators, Amnesty International today said after at least 18 more Palestinians were put to death by firing squad for allegedly providing information to Israel.
A shocking video showing an execution-style killing by an armed group at a football stadium in eastern Libya highlights the authorities’ failure to prevent parts of the country from descending into violence and lawlessness, Amnesty International said today.
The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is continuing unabated with another beheading scheduled for Monday 25 August, said Amnesty International today.
The international community must urgently mount a concerted humanitarian response to assist hundreds of thousands of people across northern Iraq fleeing ethnic cleansing by the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS or IS), Amnesty International said today.

Press Clippings

Amnesty International Malaysia (AIM) today urged Putrajaya to ratify the Convention Against Torture which was adopted by the United Nations more than 30 years ago.
Amnesty International mendesak Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono agar segera membebaskan pemimpin komunitas Syiah di Sampang, Madura, Tajul Muluk, tanpa syarat.
Amnesty International mendesak Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) untuk membebaskan segera dan tanpa syarat pemimpin komunitas Syiah, Tajul Muluk yang telah 2 tahun dipenjara atas tuduhan penodaan agama.
Amnesty International has called on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to immediately release a Shia cleric serving a four-year prison term for blasphemy.
Amnesty International dalam siaran persnya, Selasa (17/6), menyebut kegagalan Presiden Susilo Bambang Yodhoyono (SBY) untuk menuntas janjinya kepada komunitas Syiah Sampang untuk guna menjamin pemulangan mereka.

Director's Message

Shamini Darshni
Greetings, Members of Amnesty International Malaysia! After several extremely busy months, I am so glad to be writing you to share news of the thrilling launch of our Stop Torture campaign.

Urgent Actions

 Hajras al-Qurey will be the 23rd execution in the last three weeks
Hajras al-Qurey was not executed on 25 August, as had been expected, but is still at imminent risk of execution.
2 West Papuan boys, Robert Yelemaken & Oni Wea arrested for painting graffiti calling for an independence referendum in West Papua
On 8 August two Papuan students, including a child, were arbitrarily detained for their peaceful political activism in Indonesia’s West Papua province.
Hospital in Gaza attacked
Throughout Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip, which began on 8 July, and especially since Israeli ground forces entered Gaza on 17 July, ambulances and medical facilities across the Gaza Strip have been attacked.
Tortured Angel Amilcar Colon Quevedo
A Honduran migrant of Afro-descendant origin has been in prison in Mexico since 2009. He was tortured to falsely implicate himself in criminal activity.