Oct 31 2006 12:00 am
China: Supreme court rule on Death Penalty welcomed, but abolition needed
Amnesty International welcomed today's new legislation under which the Supreme Court would review all death penalty verdicts in China but urged the authorities to abolish the death penalty once and fo...
Oct 27 2006 12:00 am
Worldwide: Overwhelming majority of world's governments vote to start work on an international Arms Treaty
Control Arms Campaign: Amnesty International, International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) and Oxfam International Last night at the United Nations, the majority of the world’s governments took...
Oct 27 2006 12:00 am
Worldwide: Amnesty issues call to bloggers to stand up for freedom ahead of world meeting on future of the internet
Amnesty International today (27 October) issued a ‘Call to Bloggers’, asking them to get online and stand up for freedom of expression on the internet. The organisation says this is a critical time wh...
Oct 27 2006 12:00 am
Brazil: Ongoing killings in Brazil's poorer communities
Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and Children's rights continue to be slain in Rio de Janeiro, with little or no reaction from the authorities. Sixty-four-year-old Alice da S...
Oct 26 2006 12:00 am
Spain/Morocco: Rights of migrants and asylum-seekers still at risk one year after Ceuta and Melilla
One year after 13 migrants were killed and hundreds were wounded while trying to enter the Spanish enclaves Ceuta and Melilla, a new report from Amnesty International based on victims’ testimonies and...
Oct 24 2006 12:00 am
Worldwide: Control Arms Campaign - Nobel Peace Prize laureates support call for an Arms Treaty
On the eve of an historic vote to begin work on an Arms Treaty in the UN General Assembly's First Committee, 15 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates including the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Oscar Arias and Amne...
Oct 24 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Vigil in memory of Anna Polikovskaya at Russian consulate
A vigil was held today (24 Oct) outside the Russian consulate in Edinburgh in memory of Russian journalist, Anna Politkovskaya. The vigil, arranged by Amnesty International, also involved handing in a...
Oct 20 2006 12:00 am
Vietnam: Internet repression creating climate of fear
A new report released today by Amnesty International reveals a climate of fear in Vietnam, with people afraid to post information online and internet café owners forced to inform on their customers. I...
Oct 20 2006 12:00 am
Amnesty leader hails Northern Ireland teachers as 'quiet revolutionaries'
Amnesty International leader, Kate Allen, today (20 October) hailed Northern Ireland teachers involved in human rights education as "quiet revolutionaries", who are changing the world by giving Childr...
Oct 19 2006 12:00 am
Leeds man on death row in Pakistan: Campaign for justice continues after postponement
Amnesty International, Reprieve and Fair Trials Abroad are pleased that Mirza Tahir Hussain will not now be executed on 1 November but reacted with anger that he has today been given a postponement an...