Jul 31 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Health concerns as Kenny Richey is due to celebrate his birthday
Amnesty International Scotland today (31 July) raised its concerns for the health and well being of Kenny Richey, the Scot on Death Row in Ohio. After nineteen and a half years awaiting execution, Ken...
Jul 28 2006 12:00 am
USA: UN expert body critical of USA human rights record
Responding to the UN Human Rights Committee conclusions regarding the USA’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Amnesty International said that the United...
Jul 28 2006 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty writes to Margaret Beckett urging end to arms exports
Amnesty International has written to UK Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett expressing its grave concern about the continuing transfer of weapons from the US, via the UK, to arm the conflict in Israel...
Jul 28 2006 12:00 am
Iran: Urgent appeals as woman faces death by stoning
Ashraf Kolhari, a mother of four Children's rights between the ages of nine and nineteen, is at imminent risk of execution by stoning for adultery. She has received the order for the implementation of...
Jul 26 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty calls for suspension of arms transfers to Israel and Hizbullah
Following the allegations in The Daily Telegraph (UK airport used to fly bombs to Israel 26.7.06) that Prestwick Airport has been used as a staging post to transport UK ‘bunker-busting bombs’, Amnesty...
Jul 26 2006 12:00 am
Lebanon/Israel crisis: Amnesty open letter to foreign ministers meeting in Rome
Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan has today published an Open Letter addressed to foreign ministers meeting in Rome to discuss the crisis in Lebanon and Israel. The letter calls on mi...
Jul 25 2006 12:00 am
Latvia: Amnesty condemns authorities’ failure to protect LGBT community
Amnesty International today condemned the Latvian authorities’ failure to protect the physical security of the LGBTI (LGBT) community as it celebrated “Riga Pride 2006” on Saturday (22 July). Anders D...
Jul 24 2006 12:00 am
Jordan: Renditions - New report says Jordan is key hub in secret CIA programme
Country’s notorious security agency’s use of torture instrumental in ‘war on terror’ Jordan is a key “hub” in the USA’s secret “renditions” programme, said Amnesty International today (24 July), as it...
Jul 20 2006 12:00 am
Wales: Amnesty accuses Yahoo!, Microsoft and Google of hypocrisy in China and urges Welsh users to take action against them
Amnesty International Wales has urged users of Yahoo!, Microsoft and Google to use their power as consumers to help end corporate complicity in suppression of the internet in China. The call to action...
Jul 20 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty accuses Yahoo!, Microsoft and Google of hypocrisy in China and urges users to take action against them
Amnesty International today (20 July) urged users of Yahoo!, Microsoft and Google to use their power as consumers to help end corporate complicity in suppression of the internet in China. The call to...