Feb 16 2007 12:00 am
Eritrea: Prominent journalist reported dead in secret prison

Fessahaye Yohannes (known as "Joshua"), a journalist, playwright, poet, father of three, and long-term prisoner of conscience, is reported to be dead as a result of severe ill-treatment and denial of...

Feb 15 2007 12:00 am
Liberia: Government slow to bring justice to victims of country's former conflict

The Liberian government has done little or nothing to bring to justice thousands of people accused of serious human rights violations during the country's protracted armed conflict, in which hundreds...

Feb 14 2007 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty response to vote on renditions at European Parliament – Scotland must do more

Responding to a vote today (14 February 2007) by the European Parliament to adopt a report by an MEPs’ renditions committee, Amnesty International welcomed the report and called for action from the UK...

Feb 14 2007 12:00 am
Indonesia: Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights domestic workers beaten, locked up and subject to sexual violence

"I cleaned the house, cooked, swept the floor, and took care of the Children's rights... every day from five in the morning until midnight... [My employer] threw hot water on me when she got angry...

Feb 14 2007 12:00 am
EU: Amnesty response to vote on renditions at European Parliament

Responding to a vote today by the European Parliament to adopt a report by an MEPs’ renditions committee, Amnesty International welcomed the report and called for action from the UK government.The...

Feb 12 2007 12:00 am
UK: Campaigners criticise BBC’s ‘The Verdict’ for trivialising rape

End Violence Against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights CampaignCall for more ‘reality on rape’ in television programmes Commenting today on the BBC television ‘rape trial’...

Feb 12 2007 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director calls on ISPs to fight repression online in ISPA Awards speech

“The Internet is the new front in the battle between those who want to speak out and those who want to stop them”The Internet industry must do more to fight governments’ attempts to repress internet...

Feb 12 2007 12:00 am
Iraq: Death sentence for former Vice President condemned

Amnesty International today condemned the death sentence imposed on former Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadhan as a denial of true justice to the victims of Saddam Hussain's rule. Amnesty...

Feb 10 2007 12:00 am
Iraq: US, UK and other states must protect Iraqi refugees

Amnesty International today (10 February 07) called on the international community to provide effective protection and assistance to nearly two million people fleeing Iraq, in what the UN's top...

Feb 08 2007 12:00 am
Turkmenistan: New president must end torture and repression

13 recommendations to next president publishedAhead of elections on 11 February, Amnesty International today (8 February) called for the next president of Turkmenistan to end torture and repression as...