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Malaysian authorities must immediately drop politically motivated sedition charges against a lawyer who could face up to three years in prison over a tweet criticizing an Islamic state agency, Amnesty International said.
ASEAN’s largest civil society forum released a collective statement today. The statement highlights “regional priorities and overarching cross-cutting concerns” issues, and also provides recommendations to address them.
The execution of six drug traffickers in Indonesia today, the first since President Joko Widodo took office, is a retrograde step for human rights in the country, Amnesty International said.
I am writing to express Amnesty International’s deep concern about the alarming use of the colonial era 1948 Sedition Act to stifle peaceful dissent in Malaysia, as part of a recent crackdown on freedom of expression in the country.
Pakistan’s reported plans to execute 500 more people are “deeply disturbing” and would do nothing to protect civilians from the conflict with the Taliban, Amnesty International said today.
A record number of countries today threw their weight behind a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally, Amnesty International said.
In April this year, people in Myanmar picked up their newspapers and saw ... nothing.
Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture as not a single perpetrator has been convicted under a landmark anti-torture law that came into effect five years ago today, despite evidence that the practice is prevalent, Amnesty International said.
The Malaysian authorities should end their politically motivated persecution of government critics including Anwar Ibrahim, Amnesty International said ahead of the final decision in the long-standing ‘sodomy’ case against the opposition leader.
Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) is appalled that Ali Abd Jalil, who has been charged under the Sedition Act 1948 and currently arrested by IPD Johor Bharu Selatan for separate investigation under sedition, told his lawyer and family members that he was physically beaten and verbally abused and threatened while being detained in Sungai Buloh prison.

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 17 May 2017 Amnesty International today called on the...
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 19 April 2017 Amnesty International today urged the...
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 7 March 2017 The adoption of a draft law by the Philippine...
Amnesty International’s investigation, “If you are poor you are killed”: Extrajudicial Executions...
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL QUOTE 6 March 2017 USA: Trump’s revised travel ban will stir hatred and...

Press Clippings

The Heat Malaysia journalist is being investigated by police in regards to her article on the...
GEORGE TOWN: Police have detained a 26-year-old factory operator to assist investigations into an...
GEORGE TOWN, April 27 — A factory worker who allegedly posted offensive and vulgar comments against...
KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Use of physical torture to extract information from detainees is still...
PARLIAMENT The Attorney-General's Chambers has asked the police to complete their probe on a death...

Director's Message

Greetings, Human Rights Champions!

Firstly, I would like to wish each one of you a belated Happy 2017 and Gong Xi Fa Cai on behalf of the AI Malaysia crew. I hope you have had an amazing start to 2017! Thank you, also, for the continuous support you have given us throughout 2016.

Urgent Actions

Yong Kar Mun was executed at 5.30 am on 24 May 2017 at Sungai Buloh Prison in Selangor, Malaysia. Contrary to international standards,...

Three Turkish men who had been arbitrarily arrested and detained in Malaysia between 2 and 4 May under anti-terrorism legislation were...