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Amnesty International deplores the caning of five men on 5 September 2014 in Pidie district, in Indonesia’s Aceh province.
Pakistan should immediately scrap apparent plans to carry out the first civilian execution in almost six years and instead impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty as a first step towards abolition, Amnesty International said.
The threat by some Pacific island states to resume executions would tarnish the reputation of a region that has a near perfect record on the death penalty, Amnesty International said on the end of the International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa.
Malaysia must end its alarming use of the Sedition Act to criminalize activists, opposition politicians, journalists, students and academics, Amnesty International urged today. The use of the law – increasingly against individuals simply expressing political, religious and other views – is creating a chilling effect on freedom of expression in the country.
Torture and ill-treatment in Mexico is out of control with a 600 per cent rise in the number of reported cases in the past decade, according to a new report published by Amnesty International.
Our report finds that complaints of torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico by police and the military have increased by a staggering sixfold over the last decade—and since the war on drugs—to 1,500 last year.
There is an urgent need for the government of Bangladesh to ensure that human rights concerns, namely enforced disappearances, torture and restrictions on the right to freedom of expression are addressed without delay.
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...

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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 convicted and sentenced to death in 2009 for discharging a firearm in the commission of an armed robbery. On 22 May, his...

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