Jan 24 2006 12:00 am
Rwanda: Harassment of journalists puts freedom of expression under attack
Amnesty International today expressed concern for the safety of Bonaventure Bizumuremyi, the editor of the independent fortnightly Rwandan newspaper, Umuco, who has recently been the target of intimid...
Jan 24 2006 12:00 am
Nigeria: Forced evictions in Lagos make thousands homeless
Hundreds of Nigerians are still sleeping out in the open nearly nine months after bulldozers and armed police arrived in the Makoko community of Lagos, demolishing homes, churches, a mosque and a medi...
Jan 23 2006 12:00 am
China: Jailed lawyer beaten after asking for piece of paper
Prisoner of conscience Zheng Enchong has allegedly been beaten at Tilanqiao Prison in Shanghai, where he is currently serving a three-year sentence. Amnesty International fears he is at risk of furthe...
Jan 20 2006 12:00 am
Nepal: Mass arrests condemned
Crackdown on civil society ahead of elections - joint statement by Amnesty International, International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch The Nepali government arrested more than 100 politi...
Jan 20 2006 12:00 am
China: Fear for safety as prominent lawyer survives attack
Human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has survived an apparent attempt on his life which he believes was instigated by the authorities, Amnesty International said yesterday (10 January). In recent months,...
Jan 18 2006 12:00 am
Thailand: Katherine Horton killing, concern at death sentences
Amnesty International expressed its concern at the sentencing to death in Thailand today of Wichai Somkhaoyai and Bualoi Posit for the rape and murder of the British national Katherine Horton on New Y...
Jan 16 2006 12:00 am
UK: Mozart Birthday Concert Fundraiser
There's a chance to raise money for Amnesty International and Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT) while enjoying world-class musicians in a concert to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth...
Jan 13 2006 12:00 am
USA: Schwarzenegger should grant clemency for 76-year-old wheelchair-user with suspected brain damage facing execution
Amnesty International is calling on California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to grant clemency to a seriously ill man with possible brain damage facing execution on Tuesday 17 January, the day after...
Jan 13 2006 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Concern over escalation of violence
Amnesty International is appealing to all parties to halt the killings, abductions and "disappearances" being reported daily from the north and east of Sri Lanka. Over one hundred people including aro...
Jan 13 2006 12:00 am
EU: EU must take its head out of the sand over abuses in the 'War on terror'
(Brussels/Vienna, 13 January 2006) One of the main challenges for the Austrian Presidency is to reaffirm the primacy of human rights inside and outside EU borders, said Amnesty International in its re...