AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We are funded by members and people like you. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope. Few would have predicted when we started that torturers would become international outlaws. That most countries would abolish the death penalty. And seemingly untouchable dictators would be made to answer for their crimes. In 1961, British lawyer Peter Benenson was outraged when two Portuguese students were jailed just for raising a toast to freedom. He wrote an article in The Observer newspaper and launched a campaign that provoked an incredible response. Reprinted in newspapers across the world, his call to action sparked the idea that people everywhere can unite in solidarity for justice and freedom. This inspiring moment didn’t just give birth to an extraordinary movement, it was the start of extraordinary social change. Only when the last prisoner of conscience has been freed, when the last torture chamber has been closed, when the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a reality for the world’s people, will our work be done.

free Media

In response to the death threats made against Aunício da Silva, an investigative journalist and editor of Ikweli, a weekly...

Lungu

Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty has urged President Edgar Lungu to uphold human rights of all, including...

CAR - UN Soldiers

The United Nations must take firm action in response to credible new evidence that UN peacekeepers drugged and raped a young...

Mahamudo Amurane

In response to the apparent assassination of the mayor of Nampula City, Mahamudo Amurane, by three unidentified gunmen late...

Uganda parliament

The Ugandan authorities must stop threatening to close media outlets simply for doing their job, said Amnesty International...

Thomas Thabane

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s first 100 days in office have fallen far short in tackling the deeply entrenched culture...

Tundu

Responding to news that outspoken government critic Tanzanian parliamentarian Tundu Lissu has been shot and wounded by unidentified...

coffin assault case

In response to the guilty verdict on the coffin assault case by the Middleburg High Court on Friday, Amnesty International...

Kenya Human rights

“The NGO Coordination Board’s decision must be seen for what it really is – a cynical attempt to discredit human...