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Apr 15 2007 12:00 am
Iran: New Amnesty web appeal for young woman artist facing execution

Amnesty International UK today (Sunday 15 March) launched a new UK web appeal on behalf of a 20-year-old woman artist facing execution in Iran. The organisation is asking people to go to

Apr 12 2007 12:00 am
Palestinian Authority: Alan Johnston Abduction - Amnesty appeal, one month on

Palestinian Authority must increase efforts to secure BBC reporter’s releaseAmnesty International supporters are sending ‘Urgent Action’ appeals on behalf of the abducted BBC television news reporter...

Apr 12 2007 12:00 am
NI: Alan Johnston abduction - Northern Ireland campaigners join Amnesty appeal, one month on

Palestinian Authority must increase efforts to secure BBC reporter’s releaseAmnesty International supporters in Northern Ireland are sending ‘Urgent Action’ appeals on behalf of the abducted BBC...

Apr 11 2007 12:00 am
Egypt: New report condemns ‘War on Terror’s torture chamber’

UK must abandon attempt to do deals with Egypt on ‘no torture’ assurancesAmnesty International has condemned Egypt’s record on torture and illegal detention and called on other countries to abandon...

Apr 05 2007 12:00 am
USA: Guantánamo Bay - New report shows 80% of detainees in solitary confinement

In a new report published today (5 April), Amnesty International says that 80% of detainees at the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba are being held in solitary confinement, often in harsh...

Apr 04 2007 12:00 am
West Africa: Chocolate - Amnesty International expresses alarm at continuing child labour in cocoa industry

Voluntary business code fails again as child exploitation continues in the 'chocolate fields' of West AfricaWith the Easter chocolate consumption frenzy just around the corner, Amnesty International...

Apr 04 2007 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty welcomes Appeals Court decision to grant stay for Darfuri asylum seekers

Amnesty International welcomed today’s decision taken by the Court of Appeal to overturn the Home Office’s plan to forcibly return three rejected Darfuri asylum seekers to the Sudanese capital...

Apr 04 2007 12:00 am
Chad: Government must accept UN forces to protect civilians in East

Amnesty International today (4 April) called on the Chadian government to reverse its refusal to accept a United Nations force into its eastern region bordering Sudan, after at least 25 unarmed...

Apr 03 2007 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Threat of police beatings and torture for Trade Unionists during ‘stay away’ action

Amnesty International is concerned that activists from the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) who will go on a job stay away action on 3 and 4 April 2007 are at risk of being beaten by police...

Apr 03 2007 12:00 am
Viet Nam: Catholic priest punished with eight year prison sentence for internet activism

Father Nguyen Van Ly, a 60-year-old Catholic priest in View Nam who helped set up an internet petition calling for democratic change, has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment for “conducting...