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Jan 23 2007 12:00 am
Russia: Closure of key NGO condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the closure in Russia today of a key non-governmental organisation run by two distinguished Russian journalists.The organisation, the Russian Chechen Friendship...

Jan 23 2007 12:00 am
NI: Amnesty welcomes government decision to sign European Convention Against Trafficking

Reacting to the Prime Minister's announcement that the UK Government is to sign up to the European Convention Against Trafficking, Amnesty International's Northern Ireland Programme Director Patrick...

Jan 22 2007 12:00 am
Worldwide: Amnesty International joins stakeholder initiative on internet and human rights

Amnesty International today (22 January) announced that it would be part of multi-stakeholder discussions with companies including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo!, other NGOs, experts, and socially...

Jan 22 2007 12:00 am
UK: Human trafficking - Amnesty International applauds UK government decision to sign up the European Convention Against Trafficking

Reacting to the news today (22 January) that the UK Government is to sign up to the European Convention Against Trafficking, Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said:“Amnesty...

Jan 22 2007 12:00 am
UK: Blood Diamonds - New call on industry to clean up diamond trade

Call made as blockbuster film Blood Diamond premieres in UK New website launched - photos available - experts available for interviewHuman rights organisations Amnesty International and Global Witness...

Jan 22 2007 12:00 am
NI: Amnesty International response to Police Ombudsman report

Responding to a report today from Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland Nuala O'Loan on collusion between security forces and loyalist paramilitaries, Amnesty International UK said:“Amnesty...

Jan 19 2007 12:00 am
Turkey: Murder of journalist deplored

Amnesty International deplores the murder in Turkey today of prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. The organisation believes that he was targeted because of his work as a journalist who...

Jan 18 2007 12:00 am
Sudan (Darfur): Janjawid threaten more attacks in West Darfur

Still not enough protection for civilians in Darfur Amnesty International has received reports that the government-backed Janjawid militia have threatened to attack three villages in West Darfur - Bir...

Jan 17 2007 12:00 am
USA: Kenny Richey - Fresh calls for Scotsman on Death Row as USA marks 30 years of death penalty

Amnesty International UK, Reprieve and Scottish anti-death penalty campaigner Karen Torley today (17 January) issued fresh calls for justice for a Scottish man on death row in the USA, as the US marks...

Jan 16 2007 12:00 am
Iran: Quashing of child offender death sentence welcomed as Amnesty releases list of 23 child offenders still on death row

Amnesty International today (16 January) welcomed the lifting of the death sentence against 19-year-old Nazanin Fathehi and a stay of execution in the case of fellow child offender Sina Paymard.But...