Nov 30 2004 12:00 am
UK: Tasers trialled by UK police revealed as potentially lethal and prone to abuse in new report
Amnesty International UK is calling for a public statement by the UK Home Office and police chiefs that the potentially-lethal devices will be treated as such: only issued to trained firearms officers...
Nov 29 2004 12:00 am
India: Clouds of Injustice, new Amnesty report on the continuing human rights disaster in Bhopal
Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: 'It is astonishing that no one has been properly held to account for the Bhopal disaster, which is continuing to destroy the lives of the local commu...
Nov 26 2004 12:00 am
UK: 'Burlesque' party raises over £100,000 for human rights
The party, a spectacular '21st Century Victorian Burlesque Extravaganza' held at Canvas nightclub, saw notable supporters of the human rights organisation raising money for a new Amnesty International...
Nov 24 2004 12:00 am
EU-Russia summit: EU must address persecution in Chechnya as new report reveals killings of applicants to European Court of Human Rights
Amnesty International’s report reveals that human rights defenders in Chechnya have been tortured and even killed. Many more have been harassed or intimidated. The organisation says that human right...
Nov 23 2004 12:00 am
North Korea: Family tortured and ill-treated, now facing labour camp
The three North Koreans - Chang Gyung-chul, his brother Chang Gyung-soo and their cousin Chang Mi-hwa, were arrested by Chinese Security Police in Shanghai in August 2003. They were taken to Sinuiju C...
Nov 19 2004 12:00 am
Ukraine: Detentions over asking for election results condemned, fears for election re-run heightened
The second round of elections are due to be held on Sunday 21 November. The six sentenced were among a group of election monitors and members of the public who had gathered at a polling station in Sum...
Nov 19 2004 12:00 am
Burma: Prisoners of conscience freed
Natalie Hill, Deputy Asia Director at Amnesty International, said: 'Amnesty International is delighted to hear of the release of prisoners of conscience. We applaud this decision by the Burmese govern...
Nov 17 2004 12:00 am
Child soldiers: Governments failing generations of Children's rights
The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers today released the most comprehensive global survey of child soldiers to date. It said that Children's rights are fighting in almost every major conflic...
Nov 16 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: New report shames countries and companies cashing in on slaughter by selling arms
A new report from Amnesty International today (16 November 2004) reveals details of uncontrolled arms exports involving the UK, Ireland, France, Russia and Poland amongst others, that have fuelled mas...
Nov 16 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: Urgent action needed to prevent war crimes
According to the US television network NBC, US Marines left five wounded Iraqi men in a mosque after a battle. The next day, last Saturday, another group of Marines entered the mosque, and an NBC repo...