Sep 29 2006 12:00 am
USA: Congress has rubber-stamped torture and other abuses
By passing the Military Commissions Act, the United States Congress has, in effect, given its stamp of approval to human rights violations committed by the USA in the “war on terror”, said Amnesty Int...
Sep 29 2006 12:00 am
Pakistan: Musharraf must reveal fate of hundreds of ‘War on Terror’ detainees
New report condemns wave of ‘disappearances’ and US role Amnesty International is calling on Pakistan’s President Musharraf to reveal the fate of Pakistan’s ‘war on terror’ detainees, as it published...
Sep 28 2006 12:00 am
NI: The Ball is coming to Belfast
Special Live and uncensored screening of the Secret Policeman's Ball to take place at the Black Box Tickets have just gone on sale for a special live and uncensored ‘cinecast’ in Belfast of Amnesty In...
Sep 28 2006 12:00 am
NI: Final line-up confirmed for Stand Up For Justice comedy benefit
More comedians join the bill Amnesty International has announced the final line-up for its annual Stand Up For Justice comedy benefit, part of the Magners Comedy programme at Belfast Festival at Queen...
Sep 27 2006 12:00 am
Turkey: Prosecution of journalist is harassment
Amnesty International today expressed dismay that yet another case has been opened against journalist Hrant Dink on charges of “denigrating Turkishness” under Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code. Th...
Sep 27 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty International protest at the Chinese consulate in Edinburgh
What: Handing in of petition calling for the release of journalist Shi Tao Where: Chinese Consulate, 55 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh When: Wednesday 27th September, 2pm Amnesty International is today...
Sep 27 2006 12:00 am
Ethiopia: Concerns raised for safety of two teachers held without charge at risk of torture
Amnesty International has urged thousands of its members around the world to appeal to Ethiopian authorities to either bring charges against two teachers who have been arrested or to release them imme...
Sep 26 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: International speaker event on tasers
What: An international speaker seminar on tasers Where: Room Q103, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh When: Tuesday 26 September, 1.00pm Speakers: Dalia Hashad, USA Program Director of Amnesty Internation...
Sep 26 2006 12:00 am
Iran: Continuing crackdown against peaceful critics
Amnesty International is greatly concerned by new arrests and detentions in Iran targeting human rights activists, minority community activists and others peacefully exercising their rights to freedom...
Sep 25 2006 12:00 am
NI: The truth about tasers
As tasers are becoming a likely reality for the Police Force Northern Ireland, Dahlia Hashad, Program Director for Amnesty International USA, here writes about the use of tasers in American law enforc...