Feb 28 2006 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty goes local with the control arms message
In February 2006, young people from Hackney Borough took part in a unique project with Brazilian performers AfroReggae and Amnesty International UK. Using their inspirational music,dance, acrobatic an...
Feb 28 2006 12:00 am
Colombia: Amnesty International Condemns Deliberate Killings of Civilians by FARC Guerrillas
The recent spate of killings of civilians is a serious and deliberate breach of international humanitarian law, Amnesty International said today in response to reports of killings of civilians attribu...
Feb 24 2006 12:00 am
Jamaica: First police officer in six years convicted of murder while on duty
Amnesty International has welcomed the conviction of a police officer from the Jamaican Constabulary Force of the murder of a 25 year old man in November 2000 – the first conviction of a Jamaican poli...
Feb 23 2006 12:00 am
UK: Government's
Amnesty International today (23 February) released a damning 83-page report exposing the damaging effect of the UK's anti-terrorism policies on human rights. Irene Khan, Amnesty International's Secret...
Feb 23 2006 12:00 am
China: Torture leaves freed Tiananmen dissident mentally ill
After 16 years, Tiananmen dissident Yu Dongyue was finally freed from prison yesterday, but with his mental health impaired. Amnesty International welcomed his release and called for all others still...
Feb 22 2006 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Time to end threats against human rights defenders
Amnesty International today called on the DRC government to take concrete steps to identify and bring to justice individuals, including state officials, responsible for threatening Congolese human rig...
Feb 21 2006 12:00 am
Sex trafficking: Amnesty welcomes Operation Pentameter but calls for protection for trafficking victims
In response to the launch today (21 February) of the new anti-sex trafficking drive Operation Pentameter, Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: “Amnesty welcomes Operation Pentameter and...
Feb 21 2006 12:00 am
China: Amnesty International fears for missing hunger-strike activists
Several Chinese activists who have supported or participated in a series of protest hunger-strikes since 4 February have been arrested or gone missing. Amnesty International calls on the authorities t...
Feb 20 2006 12:00 am
Amnesty supports The Exonerated play
Amnesty International UK is supporting the award-winning play The Exonerated , as it begins a 16-week run at the Riverside Studios theatre in London. The Exonerated , running from 21 February to 11 Ju...
Feb 16 2006 12:00 am
Guantánamo: UN report call for closure should be acted on
Responding to the publication today of a United Nations report on the US detention centre in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Amnesty International echoed the UN’s call for the camp to be closed down. Amnesty In...