Feb 15 2005 12:00 am
UK: Passports withdrawn from two former Guantánamo detainees – reaction
Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: "The onus is on the UK authorities to show that decisions over passports removals and other matters are not reliant on ‘torture evidence’ obtaine...
Feb 14 2005 12:00 am
Nepal: Amnesty International requests urgent audience with King
Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan said: "Our first meetings with human rights defenders have highlighted a picture of insecurity, deepened by uncertainty in the wake of the state of...
Feb 14 2005 12:00 am
Lebanon: Amnesty International condemns killing of former Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hari and other civilians
The explosion took place on the Corniche in central Beirut near the derelict St George’s Hotel, and caused extensive damage to the road, cars and the fronts of buildings. Amnesty International condemn...
Feb 11 2005 12:00 am
Uma's Kill Bill trainers go on eBay for Amnesty
As well as the famous size-9 yellow leather trainers, which come with a script signed by the film’s cast, Amnesty is also auctioning: Coldplay’s signed, triple-platinum disc A Rush of Blood to the Hea...
Feb 11 2005 12:00 am
UK: Finucane anniversary – Government must allow public inquiry
Amnesty International said: "Only a public inquiry established under the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921 will be able to shed light on collusion by state agents with Loyalist paramilitaries;...
Feb 11 2005 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty warns lovers – Watch out for conflict diamonds this Valentine's Day
A recent survey by Amnesty International and Global Witness revealed that UK diamond retailers are failing to provide consumers with assurances that the diamonds they sell are not "conflict diamonds"...
Feb 09 2005 12:00 am
China: Horrific new year as executions rise to 100 a week
There were at least 650 executions reported in local media in the months of December and January alone. Both months are considered to be ‘normal’, without the peaks seen around certain public holidays...
Feb 08 2005 12:00 am
USA: Kenny Richey case – disappointment at further delay
Ohio’s Attorney General Jim Petro yesterday filed papers in an attempt to re-hear Kenny Richey’s appeal, despite the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati last month declaring that his convic...
Feb 08 2005 12:00 am
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: Toll of unlawful killings prompts justice demand
In the past four and a half years more than 3,000 Palestinians, including some 600 Children's rights, have been killed, most of them unlawfully, by Israeli soldiers. Yet Israeli soldiers have routinel...
Feb 07 2005 12:00 am
UK: 'Real love' domestic violence films come to UK's biggest shopping centre
From Monday 7 February the organisation is showing four specially created short films – collectively called Real Love – in the gigantic Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent. The minute-long films – desig...