Mar 29 2007 12:00 am
USA: Guantánamo Bay - release of UK resident Bisher Al-Rawi welcomed
New call for UK government to act for UK residents at Guantánamo Bay Responding to today’s news that Bisher al-Rawi, a UK resident from Kingston-on Thames, is set to be released from the US military d...
Mar 29 2007 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty warns that Scottish airports are not taking steps to prevent 'torture flights'
Amnesty International today (29 March 2007) warned that Scottish airports are failing to take appropriate steps to ensure that so-called "torture flights" are unable to land on Scottish soil. The move...
Mar 28 2007 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: New call to end torture and intimidation of opposition activists
Amnesty International expressed outrage at events today in Zimbabwe, including the arrest of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai. The organisation called for an end to the co...
Mar 28 2007 12:00 am
NI: Amnesty welcomes Derry City Council vote to ban “torture flights” from airport
The Council voted yesterday (Tuesday) evening to endorse a policy drafted by Amnesty International to block any possible use of the Airport for so-called “torture flights”. The Council is instructing...
Mar 23 2007 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty International applauds UK Government decision to sign up to European Convention Against Trafficking
Reacting to the news that the UK Government is to sign up to the European Convention Against Trafficking today (23 March), Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said: “Amnesty Intern...
Mar 23 2007 12:00 am
Somalia: Amnesty International denounces abuses in escalating Mogadishu conflict and killing of human rights defender
Heavy fighting is currently taking place in Mogadishu as forces of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the large Ethiopian army force supporting it have been attacked by armed opposition gro...
Mar 23 2007 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty International applauds UK Government decision to sign European Convention Against Trafficking
Reacting to the news that the UK Government is to sign up to the European Convention Against Trafficking today (23 March 2007), Amnesty International Scotland Programme Director John Watson said: “Amn...
Mar 23 2007 12:00 am
Poland: New school bill is 'Polish Clause 28', it is homophobic and violates rights
A new Polish Ministry of Education anti-homosexuality proposal is strongly reminiscent of 'Clause 28' in Britain, Amnesty International said today. It is alarming that it comes amid recent threats aga...
Mar 23 2007 12:00 am
Poland: New school bill is 'Polish Clause 28', it is homophobic and violates rights
A new Polish Ministry of Education anti-homosexuality proposal is strongly reminiscent of ‘Clause 28’ in Britain, known as Section 2A in Scotland, Amnesty International said today (23 March 2007). It...
Mar 22 2007 12:00 am
USA: Guantánamo Bay - New report condemns military trials as ‘travesty of justice’
Call for UK to refuse any cooperation with ‘military commission’ trials and to provide assistance to UK residents In a major new report published today (22 March), Amnesty International has condemned...