Jun 21 2007 12:00 am
Syria: Internet activists jailed after unfair trials and alleged torture
Amnesty International today (21 June) called for the release of seven students and a beautician who were jailed in Syria after calling for peaceful political reforms online. The seven are believed to...
Jun 21 2007 12:00 am
Sierra Leone: Guilty verdicts not the end of the story for victims of war crimes
The guilty verdicts by the Special Court for Sierra Leone against three senior members of Sierra Leone's feared Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) – while a positive step – should not be the cl...
Jun 21 2007 12:00 am
Scotland: Campaigners hit the streets to highlight destitution of asylum seekers
Edinburgh campaigners will leave the comfort of their homes and beds this evening (22 June) and literally take to the streets to highlight the plight of destitute asylum seekers. Members of the Edinbu...
Jun 21 2007 12:00 am
EU leaders should 'ban' renditions: New letter to EU leaders at start of summit
Amnesty International has today called on EU leaders to take action to effectively “ban” rendition flights and secret detentions in a new letter at the start of the EU summit beginning today (21-22 Ju...
Jun 20 2007 12:00 am
Worldwide: World Refugee Day 2007
On World Refugee Day 2007, Amnesty International stands in solidarity with refugees around the world from countries such as Afghanistan, Burundi, Iraq, Burma, Sri Lanka and Sudan who are awaiting a so...
Jun 20 2007 12:00 am
Sudan: Agreement on deployment a positive development but more needs to be done
Sudan’s agreement to permit the deployment of the African Union – United Nations (AU-UN) hybrid force is a step in the right direction, but much more needs to be done to ensure that civilians are prot...
Jun 20 2007 12:00 am
Palestinian Authority: Fresh appeal for Alan Johnston’s release after 100 days in captivity
Amnesty International has issued a fresh call for BBC reporter Alan Johnston to be released on the 100th day since his captivity began. Amnesty International members around the world continue to campa...
Jun 20 2007 12:00 am
Iran: Couple to be stoned tomorrow for adultery, urgent Amnesty appeal
Amnesty International today (20 June) made an urgent appeal to prevent the public stonings of a man and a woman due to be executed tomorrow, 21 June, for adultery. The two – Mokarrameh Ebrahimi (f) an...
Jun 19 2007 12:00 am
UK: Court of Appeal hears key case in the global fight against torture
Today (19 June) the Court of Appeal of England and Wales will start hearing an important test case concerning the appeal of three Algerians against their deportation to Algeria on “national security”...
Jun 18 2007 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: New Northern Ireland asylum guide delivers facts not myths
A new information guide on refugee issues in Northern Ireland, which aims to deliver the facts - not the myths - about asylum, is launched today (Monday 18 June) in Belfast at the start of Refugee Wee...