Jan 31 2006 12:00 am
USA: New report on execution of mentally ill prisoners
One in ten of USA's 30-year capital punishment death toll were mentally ill. Hundreds of mentally ill prisoners face execution in the USA, said Amnesty International today (Tuesday 31 January), as it...
Jan 26 2006 12:00 am
China: Google and others must end complicity in restricting freedoms
Amnesty International today (26 January) called on Google and other internet companies operating in China to respect people's rights to freedoms of opinion, expression and information. The organisatio...
Jan 26 2006 12:00 am
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Widespread discrimination blocking refugee return
"During the war we wanted to keep the factory going, even though it was being shelled. But then they [Aluminij's management] fired us, because we were Serbs or Muslims." - Nebojša Spajic, a former em...
Jan 25 2006 12:00 am
NI: Belfast film-goers shocked by new advertisement offering AK47s for sale
Belfast cinema-goers will be shocked this week by a new advertisement offering AK47 machine-guns for sale among the ads for cars and soft drinks. They will see presenters talking-up the firepower and...
Jan 25 2006 12:00 am
UK: Film-goers shocked by new advertisement offering AK47s for sale
Cinema-goers around the country will be shocked this week by a new advertisement offering AK47 machine-guns for sale among the ads for cars and soft drinks. They will see presenters talking up the fir...
Jan 24 2006 12:00 am
UK: Special Amnesty screening of 'Streetcar Named Desire' at Prince Charles
There will be a special screening of the classic film A Streetcar Named Desire at the Prince Charles cinema in central London on Saturday 4 February. When: Saturday 4 February 2006, 1.00pm Where: Prin...
Jan 24 2006 12:00 am
UK: Sister Helen Prejean joins campaign for death row Scot Kenny Richey
Renowned US anti-death penalty campaigner and author Sister Helen Prejean has joined forces with Amnesty International and other campaigners to press for justice for Kenny Richey, a Scottish man on de...
Jan 24 2006 12:00 am
UK: Renditions - Must be full cooperation from UK Government
Reaction to the Council of Europe's report on renditions and black sites. Today's publication of the Council of Europe's interim report on the issue of extraordinary renditions and secret detention ce...
Jan 24 2006 12:00 am
Turkey: Dropping of Pamuk charges welcome but concern for others remains
Amnesty International welcomed reports yesterday(23 January) that the case against Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk has been dropped. The writer was facing charges under Article 301 of the Turkish penal c...
Jan 24 2006 12:00 am
Sudan: Amnesty International representative detained at forum in Khartoum
Amnesty International today expressed serious concern about the safety of human rights activists in Sudan, following the detention of delegates - which included an Amnesty International representative...