Press release me, let me go | Archive 2013 September | Amnesty International UK
September 2013 (10)
Sep 30 2013 6:15PM
Commonwealth endorsement of Sri Lanka is a sham - the country's human rights record still appals
Channel Four has just revealed that on Tuesday, Foreign Secretary William Hague co-hosted a somewhat covert drinks reception in New York down a "dimly lit side street" near the UN headquarters. The other member of the party was Sri Lan...
Sep 27 2013 1:22PM
‘No Nuke’s’: we shouldn’t let the diplomatic barking and growling deflect us from Iran’s atrocious human rights record
The media commentary on the warming of relations between Iran and the USA can be summed up as an intense discussion of “nuclear diplomacy”. It’s all about “Iran’s nukes”, the “Shia Bomb”, “Rouhani’s olive branch” and Obama’s “second-te...
Sep 25 2013 10:18AM
Surge in forced evictions humiliates France
I honestly cannot believe what is happening across the channel in France. In case you had forgotten a little over a year ago, the French public swept aside Sarkozy’s government and elected Francoise Hollande. For the world of human rig...
Sep 24 2013 1:55PM
Vote Amnesty!
OK I feel a bit like Lord Kitchener this morning. Amnesty needs you! Well to be more accurate, Amnesty’s education team needs your vote. This morning People’s Postcode Lottery in conjunction with the Daily Mirror launched the Vote That...
Sep 19 2013 1:35PM
Saif Gaddafi’s trial in Libya is victor’s justice
On 20 October it will be two years since the death of Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, a mere colonel in the Libyan army but “Brother Leader” of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - a man who wielded more power...
Sep 13 2013 5:30PM
Rare actions, virtue and vengeance: India’s notorious rape case and the death penalty
There is a provision in Indian law, under which the death penalty can only be handed down in a case which meets the definition of the ‘rarest of the rare’. Today, a court ruled that the notorious Delhi rape case, met that definition. T...
Sep 12 2013 4:48PM
Past caring – Amnesty’s call a for new overarching investigation into Northern Ireland’s bloody past
“In Northern Ireland the past is the present”. So says Peter Heathwood, who was shot and left paralysed in an attack on his home by suspected loyalist gunmen in September 1979. His father, Herbert, died of a heart attack at the scene,...
Sep 11 2013 4:38PM
Chile's 9/11 - 40 years on from Pinochet's coup
Imagine getting home one day to find your house smashed up, your children locked in a room, your husband nowhere to be seen. Imagine tanks rolling down your street, young soldiers looking out, eyes darting nervously, guns pointing at y...
Sep 10 2013 1:34PM
Tasers: regulate not roll out
It’s all gone a bit hectic today. And it’s all about Tasers. In case you haven’t heard new figures are out revealing Taser usage in each police force, which is why Kate Allen was on Sunrise on Sky News and I have been chatting on 23 di...
Sep 4 2013 4:19PM
The scandal of Roma schoolchildren
This morning I was a proud parent as my youngest trotted off for her first day of school. In reception she will be surrounded by kids of different nationalities, cultures and religions. Here there is no question of marginalising one se...