Jun 30 2005 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: More deaths while mass evictions continue unabated
Kolawole Olaniyan, Director of Amnesty International’s Africa Programme, said: "Over the last 48 hours Porta Farm, a settlement of at least 10,000 people, has been obliterated. "People have watched th...
Jun 30 2005 12:00 am
Australia: Detention regime in breach of international human rights
In launching its report Australia: The impact of indefinite detention - the case to change Australia's mandatory detention regime, Amnesty International called on the Australian Government, as a matte...
Jun 29 2005 12:00 am
EU: Deliver on human rights – Amnesty's appeal to the UK Presidency of the EU
Amnesty International says its human rights proposals to the UK Presidency, released today in Brussels and London, add up to an ambitious program that would strengthen the EU's leading role on human r...
Jun 28 2005 12:00 am
Iran: Man sentenced to have eyes gouged out
The Iranian Supreme Court rejected an appeal earlier this month and ordered that the punishment should be carried out. It may now be inflicted at any time and Amnesty International has issued an ‘Ur...
Jun 27 2005 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Amnesty rejects AU claim Zimbabwe violations are an 'internal matter'
Kolawole Olaniyan, Director of Amnesty International's Africa Programme, speaking from Lagos, said: "The people of Zimbabwe are being sold out – in the interests of a false 'African solidarity.' This...
Jun 27 2005 12:00 am
Amnesty International steps up campaign against torture in 'war on terror'
In recent days, Amnesty International has campaigned on behalf of a 19-year-old Uzbekistani facing execution despite strong indications that he was brutally beaten into making a murder confession; a d...
Jun 24 2005 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: More than 200 groups make unprecedented call on AU and UN to act
Full statement and interviews are available As the human rights situation in Zimbabwe deteriorates, with more than 300,000 people now evicted from their homes by the government, a coalition of more th...
Jun 24 2005 12:00 am
G8 fails the victims of irresponsible arms exports
Instead of committing to negotiate a tough and enforceable Arms Treaty, the G8 Foreign Ministers have made no commitments whatsoever to help prevent arms getting into the hands of gross human rights a...
Jun 24 2005 12:00 am
Burma: New report details more political arrests in Burma as Aung San Suu Kyi turns 60
The organisation is launching a global petition calling on the Burmese authorities to stop abusing the justice system to silence peaceful political activists and to immediately and unconditionally rel...
Jun 23 2005 12:00 am
Kyrgyzstan: Stop deportation of Andizhan refugees
Amnesty International said: "Forcible return of these people would violate international human rights and refugee law and standards. There are well founded reasons to believe that if returned they are...