Mar 10 2005 12:00 am
Bangladesh: Attack threatened tomorrow on religious community
This attack is intended to be a strong statement by Islamist groups to pressure the government to declare Bangladesh's Ahmadis "non-Muslims". Amnesty International members are urgently calling on the...
Mar 09 2005 12:00 am
UK: Anti-terrorism measures – MPs should reject bill
Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Stephen Bowen said: "With all of the detail around 'concessions' and amendments to this legislation, we shouldn’t lose sight of the simple fact that depri...
Mar 08 2005 12:00 am
China: Number of human rights activists detained or imprisoned is rising
The report, featuring cases as recent as February this year, updates a December report on the risks faced by human rights activists in China. Ye Guozhu, a housing rights activist in Beijing, was sente...
Mar 07 2005 12:00 am
UK: Human rights protestors to stage 'sofa in a cage' protest against house arrest
The demonstration will see a ‘prisoner’ held inside a small cage along with an armchair and a standard lamp - symbolising house arrest measures, one of the ‘control order’ powers that the Home...
Mar 07 2005 12:00 am
UK: Control Arms – Multi-billion dollar trade puts Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in the firing line
There are now estimated to be almost 650 million small arms in the world today, mostly in the hands of men, and nearly 60 percent of them in the hands of private individuals. Women's rights's rightss...
Mar 07 2005 12:00 am
Scotland: Asylum and persecution: Competition for student journalists in scotland
Amnesty International Scotland and the Sunday Herald are inviting entries for a competition for the best article by a student in Scotland on the theme of ‘asylum and persecution’. The award aims to pr...
Mar 03 2005 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty welcomes UK award for Bangladeshi journalist knifed for investigative work
But the organisation warned that many more human rights defenders – journalists, lawyers and activists – face threats and attacks every day around the world. Already this year, Amnesty Internation...
Mar 01 2005 12:00 am
USA: US Supreme Court bans child executions - ruling welcomed by Amnesty International
Kate Allen continued: "The death penalty does nothing to deter crime and is a human rights violation that brings shame on those countries that use it. In addition, innocent people are always at risk o...