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Mar 31 2006 12:00 am
UK: Condoleezza Rice visit: Jack Straw should tell home truths

As the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw accompanies US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today in the north-west of England, Amnesty International called on Mr Straw to use the opportunity to raise key...

Mar 31 2006 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo: Child soldiers being recruited once again

Amnesty International has revealed that large numbers of Children's rights, some aged as young as 12, are once again being recruited to serve as fighters in the conflict province of North-Kivu...

Mar 29 2006 12:00 am
UK: Rape: New government measures welcomed, but much more needed

Amnesty International and Rape Crisis welcomed the government’s announcement today of possible new measures to raise conviction rates in rape cases but warned that much more needs to be done. The...

Mar 28 2006 12:00 am
USA: Tasers: New report reveals rising USA death toll

A new report from Amnesty International today (28 March) reveals a significant year-on-year increase in deaths related to electro-shock “Taser” weapons in the USA. In the UK, over three-quarters of...

Mar 28 2006 12:00 am
UK: Deepcut deaths: Public inquiry needed

Amnesty International renews call for public inquiry on eve of Nicholas Blake’s Deepcut report. Ahead of the publication tomorrow of Nicholas Blake QC's report into the deaths of Privates (Ptes) James...

Mar 28 2006 12:00 am
Nigeria: 'International fugitive' Charles Taylor must not be allowed to escape trial

Reacting to today's reports that former Liberian president Charles Taylor has "escaped" from his home in Calabar, Nigeria, Amnesty International said "any country in which he is found has a...

Mar 28 2006 12:00 am
NI: As policing board meet to decide on tasers for PSNI, new Amnesty report report reveals rising USA death toll

As the Policing Board meet to decide on the deployment of electro-shock “taser” weapons to the PSNI, a new report from Amnesty International reveals a significant year-on-year increase in deaths...

Mar 27 2006 12:00 am
Guantánamo Bay: Hamdan case tests legality of ‘military commissions’ sham trials

Tomorrow (28 March), the US Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan regarding the legality of trials before military commissions at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Despite...

Mar 16 2006 12:00 am
Control Arms: Arms traffickers enjoy impunity as all UN arms embargoes in last decade ‘systematically violated’

New report from the Control Arms Campaign: Oxfam International, Amnesty International and International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA). UN arms embargoes are systematically violated and must be...

Mar 16 2006 12:00 am
Belarus: Tightening the screws on dissent

"Of course, I am afraid. I am afraid for myself and my future. Gradually the fear for myself grows into fear for the people of my country and their future." Pavel, 21, an activist in the youth...