Sep 30 2005 12:00 am
UK Sex Trafficking: Amnesty welcomes Birmingham police crackdown, but UK must do more to protect victims
"At the moment these Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights have no guaranteed protection in the UK. The law treats them as illegal immigrants and people in the UK would be appalle...
Sep 30 2005 12:00 am
Russian Federation: No end to gross human rights violations in Russia's north caucasus
Amnesty International today released disturbing new findings from its latest field research mission which show there is no end to gross human rights violations in Chechnya and Ingushetia with the Russ...
Sep 29 2005 12:00 am
UK: Tasers Amnesty International briefing as Kent police introduce new electro-shock weapons
Amnesty has studied Taser use in the USA, where the devices are widely used. The organisation found: Deaths: 130 people have died after being 'Tasered' in the USA. In at least 15 cases coroners have s...
Sep 28 2005 12:00 am
Congo (DRC): Peace process at risk if tensions in North Kivu are not addressed
In the report North-Kivu: Civilians pay the price for political and military rivalry Amnesty documents how supposed partners in the DRC's transitional power-sharing government have contributed to a de...
Sep 27 2005 12:00 am
Ukraine: Decisive action against torture yet to be taken, says new report
Amnesty International said at a Kiev press conference, as it unveiled its report Ukraine: Time for action: Torture and ill-treatment in police detention The report focuses on the effective impunity fo...
Sep 26 2005 12:00 am
USA: Guantanamo hunger strikers critically ill
Amnesty International is also concerned at reports that the camp's facilities are unable to cope with the medical crisis. Susan Lee, Americas Director at Amnesty International said: "The US military a...
Sep 22 2005 12:00 am
UK: 14th Annual Media Awards: Winners announced
The awards recognise excellence in human rights reporting and acknowledge journalism's significant contribution to the UK public's awareness and understanding of human rights issues. The ceremony, spo...
Sep 20 2005 12:00 am
Uzbekistan: New report denounces persecution after Andizan killings
The 34-page report, Lifting the siege on the truth about Andizhan, says that the Uzbek authorities have arrested thousands of people since 12-13 May, when security forces reportedly fired indiscrimina...
Sep 20 2005 12:00 am
UK: Tasers - Amnesty International briefing as North Yorks police prepare to introduce new electro-shock weapons
Amnesty has studied Taser use in the USA, where the devices are widely used. The organisation found: Deaths: 130 people have died after being ‘Tasered’ in the USA. In at least 15 cases coroners ha...
Sep 19 2005 12:00 am
Liberia: Peace elusive as Liberians prepare to elect new government
Kolawole Olaniyan, Director of Amnesty International's Africa Programme, said: "Although some progress has been made during the transitional period, outbreaks of violence, inter-communal discriminatio...