Apr 28 2006 12:00 am
UK: eBay auction: Off duty comedians on sale for Amnesty
Amnesty International today (28 April) launched an online sale of five exclusive, original, signed photographs of famous comedians on auction site eBay. The photographs feature: Ricky Gervais; the Pod...
Apr 27 2006 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Amnesty calls for respect for human rights as violence escalates
Amnesty International is calling for full respect for international humanitarian and human rights law in Sri Lanka following a rapid escalation of violence in the country during the past two weeks. Se...
Apr 27 2006 12:00 am
Colombia: Civilians could be forced to live next to human rights abusers, warns Amnesty
In a letter to Colombia's presidential candidates made public today (27 April), Amnesty International warned that government initiatives now threaten to ensure that demobilised paramilitaries could ma...
Apr 26 2006 12:00 am
Trinidad and Tobago: unlawful police killings must not go unpunished
Amnesty International today (26 April) criticised Trinidad and Tobago’s authorities for failing to fully investigate unlawful police killings and deaths in custody. In its report, ‘Trinidad & Tobago:...
Apr 24 2006 12:00 am
NI: New ‘Cachez’ poster campaign confronts complacency on domestic violence in Northern Ireland
Amnesty International has launched a high-profile poster campaign to tackle complacency surrounding domestic violence in Northern Ireland. The innovative campaign uses images of bruised and battered W...
Apr 24 2006 12:00 am
UK: New report reveals torture in Algeria as UK starts proceedings to return ‘at risk’ detainees
As the UK’s Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) meets this week (commencing Tuesday 25 April) to hear the first appeal against the government’s plans to deport Algerian terror suspects to Al...
Apr 20 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Annual death penalty report reveals 20,000 on death row worldwide
Execution numbers down in 2005, trend toward abolition continues There are around 20,000 prisoners on death row around the world, said Amnesty International today (20 April), as it released its annual...
Apr 20 2006 12:00 am
Annual death penalty report reveals 20,000 on death row worldwide
Execution numbers down in 2005, trend toward abolition continues There are around 20,000 prisoners on death row around the world, said Amnesty International today (20 April), as it released its annual...
Apr 19 2006 12:00 am
Nepal: Call for targeted sanctions
Nepal’s King Gyanendra and his senior officials and top military officers should be refused entry to other countries and have any personal assets outside the country frozen, urged Amnesty Internationa...
Apr 19 2006 12:00 am
Burundi: Journalists and human rights monitors under attack
Press freedom and human rights in Burundi suffered a severe blow when around 30 journalists and human rights monitors were held – and some severely assaulted – by police officers after a press confere...