Mar 22 2007 12:00 am
UK: Elton John urges people to ‘shout down the bigots’ in 60th birthday statement

Sir Elton John today (22 March) urged people to ‘shout down’ homophobia, ‘whether the bigot is in our local pub or a thousand miles away,’ in a New Statesman article to mark his commitment to Amnesty...

Mar 22 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...

Mar 20 2007 12:00 am
Sudan: Two Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights at risk of stoning after being convicted of adultery

Thousands of Amnesty International supporters are sending messages of concern to the Sudanese authorities upon receiving news that two Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights from...

Mar 20 2007 12:00 am
NI: City of Derry Airport urged to adopt 'anti-rendition' policy

Amnesty International is urging Derry City Council to adopt a new 'anti-rendition' policy for use at the council-owned City of Derry Airport. The airport was one of many originally named as a stopover...

Mar 19 2007 12:00 am
Worldwide: Control Arms - Governments must deliver on promise of life-saving Arms Treaty

Oxfam International, Amnesty International, Saferworld and the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)Geneva: As the United Kingdom launches its blueprint for an Arms Treaty (ATT), the...

Mar 19 2007 12:00 am
UK: Death row Briton opens Amnesty’s conference as delegates meet in Edinburgh, 23-25 March

Interview OpportunitiesAmnesty International UK’s National Conference & AGM takes place in Edinburgh this weekend (23–25 March), attended by 400 of the human rights organisation’s members and opened...

Mar 16 2007 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty International uses provocative new ad to shock governments into action on Darfur

Shock ad campaign uses sexual imagery to call for justice for rape victimsAmnesty International has produced a shocking new advertising campaign to draw attention to the horrific human rights...

Mar 16 2007 12:00 am
India/West Bengal: Amnesty calls for inquiry and prosecutions following violence and killings

Amnesty International is deeply concerned at reports of the use of excessive and unnecessary force by police in West Bengal (Eastern India) against farmers protesting against proposed displacement by...

Mar 15 2007 12:00 am
NI: Amnesty International welcomes appointment of Chair of Bill Of Rights Forum

Calls for further steps by Government to help make Forum effectiveAmnesty International welcomes the appointment today of leading Australian human rights lawyer, Chris Sidoti (pictured left), as the...

Mar 14 2007 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Armed groups infiltrating refugee camps as thousands flee their homes

Armed groups, some identified as part of a breakaway group of Tamil Tigers known as the Karuna faction, are infiltrating camps for newly displaced people and abducting residents, according to sources...