Nov 15 2007 12:00 am
Northern Ireland company equipping Pakistan security forces - Amnesty calls for tougher arms controls
Amnesty International has called for tougher controls on arms exports as it revealed that a Northern Ireland company has helped to equip Pakistan's police force, currently engaged in the brutal suppre...
Nov 15 2007 12:00 am
Amnesty starts blogging on human rights in Scotland
Amnesty International today launched a new regular blog on human rights issues in Scotland. This fortnightly post will set out to provide the Scottish angle on human rights and the human rights angle...
Nov 14 2007 12:00 am
Control Arms: campaigners welcome Gordon Brown's commitment to arms controls but are concerned loopholes remain
The Control Arms campaign welcomes the Prime Minister's commitment to tightening UK arms controls, which he made in his Lord Mayor's speech last night. Extending export controls means UK citizens will...
Nov 14 2007 12:00 am
Afghanistan: NATO prisoner handovers must stop while torture risk remains-new report
ISAF must promote reform of Afghan detention system The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan is exposing detainees to the risk of torture and other ill-treatment by t...
Nov 12 2007 12:00 am
Rio IGF 2008: Amnesty renews its call on governments and companies to make human rights central to internet governance
As the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meets in Rio de Janeiro this week, Amnesty International said today that restrictions on freedom of expression online are increasing globally. Amnesty Internatio...
Nov 12 2007 12:00 am
Pakistan: urgent appeal for quintet held after speaking out against Musharraf
Group of politicians and trade unionists at risk of torture and ill-treatment Amnesty International today demanded the release of five men being held in Pakistan. The five include three politicians an...
Nov 12 2007 12:00 am
Lithuania: Amnesty rallies supporters to oppose rising homophobia in Baltic state
Amnesty International today called on its 2.2 million members worldwide to address the rising tide of homophobia in Lithuania. In recent months the gay community in the Baltic state has seen marches r...
Nov 09 2007 12:00 am
Georgia: authorities must promptly investigate police actions in dispersing demonstrators
Amnesty International is calling on the Georgian authorities to promptly open a thorough, impartial and independent investigation into allegations that special police forces used excessive force when...
Nov 09 2007 12:00 am
Burma: fresh evidence of mass detentions, hostage-taking, deaths in custody and
As detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets members of her political party for the first time in more than three years, Amnesty International has today published fresh evidence of grave hu...
Nov 08 2007 12:00 am
Iraq: 11 face imminent execution
Warning against “wholesale” executions Amnesty International has issued an urgent appeal on behalf of 11 people in Iraq who are reportedly facing imminent execution. The human rights organisation is a...