Nov 17 2005 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Major appeal to African leaders launched

Today's mass letter-writing appeal highlights the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in the country and the failure of African countries and the AU to address the situation in any meaningful...

Nov 16 2005 12:00 am
Ethiopia: Amnesty International appeals on behalf of detainees held without charge

The detainees, who include opposition leaders, have been held for more than 12 days without being charged with any offence. Amnesty International considers these people to be prisoners of conscience...

Nov 15 2005 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty launches its annual 'Message of Hope' greetings card campaign

The annual campaign asks people in the UK to send cards to those under threat around the world – those imprisoned solely for their beliefs, those under sentence of death, those held without charge...

Nov 15 2005 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty joins pop hero to make ordinary people's voices a work of art

Martyn, together with former Yazoo and Erasure star VINCE CLARKE (aka Illustrious Company) is using the responses to create a unique three-dimensional sound installation especially for Amnesty’s...

Nov 11 2005 12:00 am
UK: Counter-terrorism plans a sad day for human rights

Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Stephen Bowen said:"Let us not be mistaken – this is not a good result for human rights. It is a sad day when Britain’s three major political parties...

Nov 11 2005 12:00 am
Jordan: Attacks by armed groups show utter disregard for humanity

"Our thoughts and sympathy are first and foremost with those who have become the victims of this outrage in Jordan," said Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International. "Deliberately...

Nov 11 2005 12:00 am
France: Breaches of the law cannot be solved by breaking the law

On the same day, the Minister of Interior announced that he had ordered the Préfets to proceed with the immediate expulsion of people convicted of criminal acts during the riots, whether they have an...

Nov 08 2005 12:00 am
NI: UK counter-terrorism plans - MPs should not play numbers game, says Amnesty

Reacting to reports today of the Government's determination to allow police to hold terrorist suspects without charge for up to 90 days under the Terrorism Bill, Amnesty International NI Programme...

Nov 07 2005 12:00 am
UK-China visit: Economic progress must not blind UK to human rights failings

Amnesty also highlighted the case of Zheng Enchong, a Shanghai lawyer jailed for defending human rights.Amnesty International drew particular attention to:Detention of Tiananmen prisoners: 16 years...

Nov 07 2005 12:00 am
China: Closure of Shengzhi law office a major blow to human rights

The closure comes shortly after the firm’s director sent an open letter to the Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao urging them to end the “barbaric” persecution of Falun Gong...