Aug 31 2006 12:00 am
Viet Nam: Cyber dissident released from prison into house arrest
Prisoner of conscience Dr Pham Hong Son was yeserday released from jail as part of an amnesty to mark Vietnam's National Day on 2 September. He will remain under house arrest for up to three years. Ja...
Aug 31 2006 12:00 am
Israel/Lebanon: Cluster Bombs - Israel must say where deadly ordnance used in Lebanon
Amnesty International today called on Israel to immediately provide maps of the areas of Lebanon into which it fired cluster bombs during the recent conflict to enable their clearance and prevent furt...
Aug 29 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: 'No occurances of human rights were found in this document'
Amnesty International reacted with shock and disappointment at the Scottish Executive’s strategy for stronger engagement with China published today (29 August, 2006). At no point in the 31-page docume...
Aug 28 2006 12:00 am
Sudan: Government troop build-up in Darfur signals looming human rights crisis
Amnesty International today warned that the build-up of Sudanese troops in Darfur could lead to a human rights catastrophe in the very near future, and urged the UN Security Council to take immediate...
Aug 25 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Freedom of Expression Award winner announced
Today (25 August, 2006), Amnesty International announced that the play Unprotected has won their Freedom of Expression Award 2006. This controversial drama by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse inspires...
Aug 25 2006 12:00 am
Brazil: Important step towards justice following the Baixada Flumineuse Massacre
Amnesty International has welcomed the conviction of military police officer, Carlos Jorge Carvalho for his involvement in the indiscriminate killings of 29 civilians in the Baixada Fluminense area of...
Aug 24 2006 12:00 am
UK: Algerian national security deportation an affront to justice and a green light to torture
Amnesty International is deeply dismayed at today's decision of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) dismissing the appeal of an Algerian man, known for legal reasons as "Y", against his...
Aug 23 2006 12:00 am
Lebanon: New report on destruction of civilian infrastructure by Israeli forces
Amnesty International today (23 August) called for an urgent, comprehensive and independent UN inquiry into grave violations of international humanitarian law committed by both Hizbullah and Israel -...
Aug 21 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Freedom of Expression Award shortlist announced
Amnesty International has announced the shortlist for the Freedom of Expression Award 2006. Now in its fifth year, this Award celebrates outstanding productions that tackle human rights issues in comp...
Aug 18 2006 12:00 am
UK: The Secret Policeman's Ball is back
Amnesty International UK today announced the return of a legend, the best-loved name in comedy, The Secret Policeman’s Ball. The comedy event will take place for one night only at the Royal Albert Hal...