Oct 31 2007 12:00 am
Law lords control orders ruling may lead to equally-unfair 'control order lite' warns amnesty
Amnesty International today warned that today’s Law Lords ruling may only lead to the government persisting with a watered-down Control Order regime that remains fundamentally unfair. The organisation...
Oct 30 2007 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: paying the price for raising human rights
Amnesty International highlights two cases of severe human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia As King Abdullah begins his second day of his UK state visit, Amnesty International has urged the UK Government...
Oct 30 2007 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: human rights briefing 30 October 2007
Amnesty international UK Director Kate Allen said: “Gordon Brown should use this meeting with the Saudi King to make absolutely clear that the extent and severity of human rights abuses in King Abdull...
Oct 30 2007 12:00 am
Indonesia: Amnesty International deplores death penalty for drug offences
Human rights organisation expresses disappointment with Constitutional Court ruling Amnesty International is deeply disappointed with today’s Indonesian Constitutional Court ruling to uphold the death...
Oct 26 2007 12:00 am
UK: Law lords hear key case on detention without charge or trial by UK forces in Iraq
From 29 to 31 October the highest court in the UK, the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords, will be hearing the case of R (Hilal Abdul Razzaq Ali Al-Jedda) v Secretary of State for Defence. Amne...
Oct 26 2007 12:00 am
Lithuania: Amnesty dismayed by mayor's decision to ban gay rally
Gays rights conference attacked by smoke bombs after rally was banned Amnesty International is deeply concerned by yesterday’s attacks on the gay community in Vilnius, which saw the mayor ban a rally...
Oct 25 2007 12:00 am
First Minister to Welcome Burmese Democracy Leader at FMQs
A senior colleague of the jailed Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will attend First Minister’s Questions at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 25th October and be welcomed by the First Minis...
Oct 25 2007 12:00 am
EU-Russia Summit: Russia must avoid Chechnya mistakes in Ingushetia
On the eve of the European Union-Russia summit in Portugal on 26 October, Amnesty International is warning the Russian authorities not to repeat mistakes previously made in Chechnya in the neighbourin...
Oct 25 2007 12:00 am
Congo: Amnesty report uncovers government-backed agents of torture
Security forces ‘guilty’ of detention, torture and murder of political opponents The government of President Joseph Kabila must launch an urgent and independent investigation into the systematic deten...
Oct 25 2007 12:00 am
Burma: exiled PM to call Northern Ireland to uphold arms embargo
Sein Win to face Northern Ireland politicians in historic meeting The head of Burma’s elected “government-in-exile” will make a historic visit to Belfast later today (25 October 2007) to call on the N...