Dec 21 2007 12:00 am
Iran: Trade union leader collapses in prison
Amnesty International demands the immediate release of Mahmoud Salehi Amnesty International today called for immediate release of an Iranian trade union leader who was rushed to hospital after collaps...
Dec 20 2007 12:00 am
Scotland: Kenny Richey's freedom delayed due to ill health
Scottish man Kenny Richey has been taken to hospital shortly before he was due to be released from prison in Ohio, USA. Amnesty International Scotland spokesperson Naomi McAuliffe said: “We’re obvious...
Dec 20 2007 12:00 am
Niger: Unlawful killings by army on increase
Amnesty International has expressed alarm at the increasing number of extrajudicial executions of people in Niger by the army in the Agadez region, and has asked the Niger authorities to put an immedi...
Dec 20 2007 12:00 am
Kenny Richey case: reaction to news of release
Scottish man to be released after 20 years on death row Amnesty International UK and other anti-death penalty campaigners have welcomed today’s announcement that Kenny Richey, a Scottish man on death...
Dec 19 2007 12:00 am
Sudan: Obstructions and delays endanger UN deployment and civilian lives in Darfur
Amnesty International has warned that the peacekeeping operation in Darfur is doomed to fail if the Sudanese government and international community do not immediately halt the obstructions that have b...
Dec 19 2007 12:00 am
Guantánamo: Return of UK residents welcomed
For the most up-to-date information on this situation please check bbc.co.uk Concern for other prisoners left behind at prison camp Responding to reports that three UK residents who have been held at...
Dec 17 2007 12:00 am
Nigeria: Government misleads world about death penalty record
Amnesty International has today revealed that secret executions have been taking place in Nigeria’s prisons, despite recent assurances by the government that Nigeria has not executed “in years”. The o...
Dec 14 2007 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: police still torture while political solution to crisis being sought
The Zimbabwean government continues to beat and torture political opponents and human rights defenders, despite the ongoing mediation process being facilitated by the Southern Africa Development Commu...
Dec 14 2007 12:00 am
Scotland: Thousands of signatures presented to Chinese Consulate in Edinburgh
Thousands of signed postcards and a petition, calling for the release of Chinese prisoner Shi Tao, were presented to the Chinese Consulate in Edinburgh by Amnesty International and Mike Pringle MSP to...
Dec 14 2007 12:00 am
Pakistan: lifting of emergency measures 'fundamentally flawed'
President Musharraf’s decision to lift state of emergency fails to deal with a weakened judiciary and leaves country open to human rights violations Amnesty International today described Pakistan’s de...