Feb 27 2007 12:00 am
Sudan: Significant move towards justice in Darfur
Amnesty International said that today's application by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to issue summonses to two people suspected of crimes against humanity and war crimes in...
Feb 27 2007 12:00 am
EU: Torture instruments trade regulations flawed and inadequate
Equipment used for torture – including wall handcuffs and spiked batons known as ‘sting sticks’ – could still be traded out of the EU, said Amnesty International today as a new report condemned new EU...
Feb 26 2007 12:00 am
Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) ruling on Abu Qatada: Amnesty response
Responding to today’s Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) ruling regarding Abu Qatada, Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said: “Deporting Abu Qatada to Jordan will put...
Feb 23 2007 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty International celebrates ten years of ‘Breaking the Silence’ and campaigning for LGBT rights
Celebration event hosted by special guest Lynda Baron with Ali Hili of Iraq Gays On 27 February Amnesty International will be celebrating ten years since the publication of the ground-breaking book ‘B...
Feb 22 2007 12:00 am
UK: Archbishop of Canterbury speaks out for African clergyman imprisoned for peaceful political views
In an article in this week’s New Statesman, the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams adds his voice to an Amnesty International appeal for Reverend Bienvenido Samba Momessori, a clergyman impris...
Feb 22 2007 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Upsurge in executions condemned
At least 17 people executed so far in 2007 - prisoner swallows nails in protest at death sentence Amnesty International is extremely concerned at an alarming upsurge in executions in Saudi Arabia, wit...
Feb 22 2007 12:00 am
Egypt: Blogger prison sentence a slap in the face for freedom of expression
Amnesty International today (22 February) condemned the four-year sentence handed down by an Egyptian court against blogger Karim Amer, and called for his immediate and unconditional release. Amnesty...
Feb 19 2007 12:00 am
UK: Failure to take share of Iraqi refugees is shameful
The UK is failing to take its share of responsibility for the refugee crisis facing Iraq said Amnesty International today, ahead of the government’s quarterly asylum statistics. While the USA has agre...
Feb 19 2007 12:00 am
North Korea: Border guards face execution for aiding escape to China
Fears raised after reprieve for Kim Jong-il’s birthday expires Amnesty International is extremely concerned that two border guards in North Korea are at immediate risk of execution for helping North K...
Feb 16 2007 12:00 am
UK: Leading charities call on government to act as new photography exhibition exposes UK trafficking reality
Amnesty International UK, Anti-Slavery International, Eaves & UNICEF UK As a powerful new photographic exhibition revealing the reality of trafficking in the UK opens in St Paul’s Cathedral (21 Februa...