Sep 26 2007 12:00 am
Burma: United Nations must intervene urgently to avert bloodshed
“Appalling” human rights record condemned Amnesty international has today (26 September 2007) called for the United Nations to urgently intervene in the growing crisis in Burma, including by sending a...
Sep 25 2007 12:00 am
Guantanamo: New ruling in Khadr case condemned
Military commissions should be dropped, including for detainee held since age of 15 Amnesty International has called for trials by “military commission” at the US-run detention centre at Guantánamo Ba...
Sep 24 2007 12:00 am
Yoko Ono visits Amnesty International to celebrate Instant Karma album success
Yoko Ono will visit Amnesty International’s global headquarters in London on 24 September to celebrate the success of a double CD of classic John Lennon songs released earlier this year to raise money...
Sep 24 2007 12:00 am
UK must do more to ease Iraqi refugee crisis says Amnesty report
The Iraqi refugee crisis is reaching breaking point, said a new Amnesty International report today following a research mission to Syria and Jordan which host the bulk of Iraq’s refugees. Help from th...
Sep 24 2007 12:00 am
Gordon Brown's speech: call for action on human rights
Responding to Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s conference speech today, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director, speaking from Bournemouth, said: “Gordon Brown's strong words on the importance of h...
Sep 20 2007 12:00 am
USA: 65-year-old faces execution despite DNA tests doubt
Thomas Arthur set for 27 September execution A man in the state of Alabama in the United States is facing execution in a week’s time despite claims that DNA tests could cast doubt on the safety of his...
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...