Aug 31 2007 12:00 am
Tasers: Increased deployment marks the start of a slippery slope
Amnesty International today (31 August) expressed grave concern at the wider deployment of Taser electro-shock weapons to police officers in ten forces across the UK which are taking part in a pilot 1...
Aug 28 2007 12:00 am
Death penalty: Texas man to be executed for crime he did not commit
State’s ‘law of parties’ condemned and clemency call Amnesty International is calling for clemency for a man in Texas who is facing execution on Thursday (30 August) for a crime he did not commit. Amn...
Aug 24 2007 12:00 am
Sudan: Further breach of UN arms embargo on Darfur
Amnesty International today (24 August 2007) released new photographs showing that the Sudanese government is continuing to deploy offensive military equipment in Darfur despite the UN arms embargo an...
Aug 23 2007 12:00 am
Scotland: ‘The Container’ wins Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award
Amnesty International and the Big Issue in Scotland tonight (23rd August) announced the winner of the 2007 Freedom of Expression Award. The award acknowledges a company whose performance at the Edinbu...
Aug 22 2007 12:00 am
Amnesty urges film goers to help end torture
An Amnesty International campaigner will make the appeal before the Northern Ireland premiere of ‘Taking Liberties’ at the Queens Film Theatre on Wednesday (23rd August) and will be distributing campa...
Aug 20 2007 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty International announces Freedom of Expression Award shortlist
Amnesty International and the Big Issue in Scotland today (20 August) announced the shortlist for the Freedom of Expression Award, which rewards a company whose performance at the Edinburgh Festivals...
Aug 15 2007 12:00 am
Nigeria: Prison conditions 'appalling’ – New findings
Many inmates left for years in filthy overcrowded cells Amnesty International researchers, recently returned from Nigeria, have expressed shock at the prison conditions they witnessed and the protract...
Aug 10 2007 12:00 am
Kenny Richey case: New appeal victory hailed as opportunity to clear name
Amnesty International UK and other anti-death penalty campaigners have welcomed the decision of a court in the USA to overturn - for a second time - the conviction of Kenny Richey, a Scottish man on d...
Aug 09 2007 12:00 am
Yemen: Teenager faces execution on Saturday
President Saleh asked ‘to think again’ and spare child offender Amnesty International has today issued an urgent appeal to Yemen's President Saleh to halt the execution of a child offender in Yemen, d...
Aug 09 2007 12:00 am
Iran: Global call for release of two Trade Unionists
Amnesty International today (9 August) joined in solidarity with approximately 168 million trade unionists globally to call for the immediate and unconditional release of two Iranian trade union activ...