Jan 30 2007 12:00 am
Laos/Thailand: Hmong refugees dragged from cells amid tear gas
The Thai government must permanently call off the deportation to Laos of 153 refugees from the Hmong minority, said Amnesty International today. Immigration officials dragged Women's rights's rightss...
Jan 30 2007 12:00 am
Israel/USA: Israel must hand over maps of cluster bomb strikes in south Lebanon as death toll mounts
As the USA State Department raised concerns in its report to Congress about possible violations by Israel of a classified US-Israeli agreement on the use of cluster bombs, Amnesty International today...
Jan 29 2007 12:00 am
UK: Entries invited for annual media awards
Amnesty International is inviting entries for its 16th annual Media Awards, which recognise excellence in journalism that has made a significant contribution to the UK public’s greater awareness and u...
Jan 29 2007 12:00 am
UK/Algeria: Amnesty issues urgent web appeal amid fears that men deported from UK to Algeria may be tortured
Amnesty International today (29 January) issued an urgent web appeal on behalf of two Algerian men, known as “Q” and “K”, who are being held incommunicado in Algeria and are at risk of torture. The me...
Jan 29 2007 12:00 am
Sudan: African Union urged not to elect Sudan as chair
Amnesty International today warned that the African Union (AU) would compromise its reputation if it elected Sudan as chair of the AU this week. The AU Assembly is expected to decide on its chair for...
Jan 25 2007 12:00 am
Iran: Four Iranian Arabs executed after unfair trials in “sickening escalation” of executions
Amnesty International deplores the executions yesterday of four Iranian Arab men and fears for the lives of other prisoners who are reported to have been sentenced to death recently following unfair t...
Jan 25 2007 12:00 am
DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo): Stability threatened as country fails to reform army
"These people have tricked us. We risked our lives to hand in our weapons… Some of our friends have been killed because they joined the programme. Now we can no longer live in our villages because peo...
Jan 24 2007 12:00 am
USA/UK: Kenny Richey case - Campaigners welcome fresh appeal as 20-year point looms
Amnesty International UK, Reprieve and anti-death penalty campaigners today (24 January) welcomed a fresh opportunity for a Scottish man on death row in the USA to clear his name. Later today the case...
Jan 24 2007 12:00 am
Azerbaijan: Christmas day stabbing epitomises persecution of independent journalists
Journalists striving to expose the misuse of government power in Azerbaijan are increasingly living under the threat of politically motivated arrests, physical assault and even death, Amnesty Internat...
Jan 23 2007 12:00 am
Scotland: Government decision to sign trafficking convention is good news for victims in Scotland
Reacting to the Prime Minister's announcement that the UK Government is to sign up to the European Convention Against Trafficking, Amnesty International's Scotland Programme Director John Watson said:...