Dec 20 2005 12:00 am
USA: Police mistreatment and abuse widespread in LGBTI communities
“The police are not here to serve; they are here to get served…every night I’m taken into an alley and given the choice between having sex or going to jail.” Amnesty International interview with a Nat...
Dec 15 2005 12:00 am
UK: New details of CIA rendition flights refuelling at UK airports after prisoner transfers
The information concerns two flights in late 2001 and one in early 2002, where planes that had taken detainees to Jordan and Egypt, landed immediately afterwards at Prestwick airport in Glasgow for re...
Dec 15 2005 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty reveals new testimony from men persecuted by UK authorities
The men – Mahmoud Abu Rideh and three Algerians known as “A”, “G” and “H” - were interviewed by an Amnesty delegation including Secretary-General Irene Khan and Amnesty International UK...
Dec 15 2005 12:00 am
EU: Counter-terrorism and human rights - the rules of the game have not changed
With continuous disclosures suggesting complicity from EU Member States in CIA transfers and detention of suspects, and actual investigations on secret detention sites on EU territory starting to take...
Dec 14 2005 12:00 am
UK: Reaction to Mori opinion poll on torture
“These are deeply worrying findings. Let’s be clear what we are talking about here: this is not about whether evidence is useful. This is about whether it is okay to throw someone in a cell and in...
Dec 14 2005 12:00 am
Russia: One woman an hour being killed through domestic violence - new report calls for action
With one woman every hour thought to be killed through domestic violence in Russia (1), Amnesty International is calling for urgent action to combat the crisis as it published a new report on domestic...
Dec 14 2005 12:00 am
Burma: New report shows courts used to silence peaceful dissent
As the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meets, Amnesty International is publishing a new report and sending the Burmese authorities thousands of petitions from across the world urging t...
Dec 13 2005 12:00 am
USA: Execution of Stanley 'Tookie' Williams a travesty of justice
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had been asked to grant clemency in the case but declined to do so. Former gang leader Stanley Williams was sentenced to death in 1981 for a total of four mur...
Dec 12 2005 12:00 am
Cymru: Caerdydd macio Diwrnod Hawliau Dynol
Ddydd Sul, 11 Rhagfyr 2005 fe wnaeth Amnest Rhyngwladol Cymru gydweithio â grŵp lleol Amnest yng Nghaerdydd er mwyn marcio Diwrnod Hawliau Dynol (10 Rhagfyr). Am 2.30 fe wnaeth gwirfoddolwyr gyfarfod...
Dec 09 2005 12:00 am
USA: Governor Schwarzenegger should halt execution of Stanley 'Tookie' Williams
Former gang leader Stanley Williams is scheduled to be executed in the early hours of Tuesday 13 December. He was sentenced to death in 1981 for a total of four murders carried out during two robberie...