Sep 20 2007 12:00 am
Agencies accuse UK government of reclassifying cluster bomb in order to beat the weapon's ban
The UK, the world’s third largest user of lethal cluster bombs over the last ten years, has renamed one of its two remaining cluster munitions in an effort to beat an expected worldwide ban next year...
Sep 19 2007 12:00 am
Tasers:'Deep concern' at use of Taser during Kerry meeting in Florida
Amnesty International is deeply disturbed by video footage showing a student being Tasered by police during a meeting held by US Senator John Kerry at the University of Florida yesterday. The video fo...
Sep 19 2007 12:00 am
Statement re Amnesty International groups in Scottish Catholic Schools
Responding to a public statement by Michael McGrath, Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, that he would expect “no Catholic school would now officially affiliate themselves with Amnest...
Sep 18 2007 12:00 am
USA: Kenny Richey's move to County Jail welcomed
Scottish man to come off death row for first time in 20 years Amnesty International UK and other anti-death penalty campaigners have welcomed today’s announcement that Kenny Richey, a Scottish man on...
Sep 17 2007 12:00 am
Sudan: Amnesty International asks foreign office minister to progress peace in Darfur
On the eve of the fourth Global Day of Action for Darfur, Amnesty International has asked the UK Government to apply every effort to securing peace in the region of Darfur. In a televised interview wi...
Sep 17 2007 12:00 am
Arms: Tougher controls needed on Northern Ireland arms exports
Northern Irish company cited as European contact for sale of illegal electro-shock batons Amnesty International today (17 Sept) called for tougher controls on arms exports as it launched the first inv...
Sep 13 2007 12:00 am
USA: Call for urgent review in 'Jena Six' case
Nooses in ‘whites only’ area of school and all-white jury trial spark concerns over discriminatory justice Amnesty International has written to the US Justice Department to express concern at claims t...
Sep 13 2007 12:00 am
Tianamen Square hero to speak out in belfast
Tiananmen Square hero Shao Jiang will address a special conference in Belfast this Saturday 15 September, highlighting serious human rights abuses in China ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games. Shao Jiang...
Sep 13 2007 12:00 am
Death Penalty: Hard Hitting Mumia Abu-Jamal Film Launched
‘In Prison My Whole Life’ will screen during London Film Festival A new documentary film on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal will screen at the London Film Festival next month. The film has the support of...
Sep 12 2007 12:00 am
As China proposes Belfast consulate, Deputy First Minister urged not to overlook ongoing abuses
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will today meet with Amnesty International to discuss China’s poor human rights record, amid proposals to open a Chinese consular office in Belfast. Amnesty Int...