Dec 13 2007 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty releases 'ten good reasons why extending pre-charge detention is a bad idea'
Amnesty International UK Media Briefing Amnesty International UK’s ‘Ten good reasons why extending pre-charge detention is a bad idea’, outlines the strong case against government proposals to extend...
Dec 13 2007 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty petitions PM not to extend pre-charge detention as select committee joins chorus of dissent
As the Home Affairs Select Committee released its report today opposing an extension to pre-charge detention limits, Amnesty International UK urged people to sign its new “Not a Day Longer” e-petition...
Dec 12 2007 12:00 am
Cuba: Government should commit to human rights by ending harassment of dissidents
Amnesty International has welcomed the announcement made by Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs that the country will soon ratify key human rights treaties. But it added that this move will only be mea...
Dec 10 2007 12:00 am
Japan: three men hanged earlier today- executions condemned
Amnesty International has strongly condemned the hanging of three men in Japan earlier today. The executions - of Fukawa Hiroki, Fujima Seiha and Ikemoto Noboru - are the first under the present Japan...
Dec 10 2007 12:00 am
Andrew Motion condemns 'shocking situation' of Guantanamo
The Poet Laureate Andrew Motion has today condemned the “shocking situation” of Guantánamo Bay ahead of an event to launch a new book of poems from prisoners held at the US-run military prison. Mr Mot...
Dec 07 2007 12:00 am
Tasers: MET Police deployment of tasers set to begin amid storm of international controversy
Amnesty International today (7 December) expressed concern at the ongoing pilot initiative for wider deployment of Taser stun guns being carried out by the Home Office, as London’s Metropolitan Police...
Dec 07 2007 12:00 am
Japan: Three men hanged earlier today - executions condemned
Amnesty International has strongly condemned the hanging of three men in Japan earlier today (7 December). The executions - of Fukawa Hiroki, Fujima Seiha and Ikemoto Noboru - are the first under the...
Dec 06 2007 12:00 am
UK: No extension to pre-charge detention limits is acceptable, says Amnesty
No extension to pre-charge detention limits for terrorism suspects is acceptable, said Amnesty today (6 December) as the organisation reacted to Home Office proposals to raise the limit to 42 days. Am...
Dec 06 2007 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty rejects pre-charge detention plans
No extension to pre-charge detention limits for terrorism suspects is acceptable, said Amnesty today (6 December) as the organisation reacted to Home Office proposals to raise the limit to 42 days. Am...
Dec 06 2007 12:00 am
Amnesty reacts with dismay to the deployment of tasers
Amnesty International has reacted with dismay to the news that the PSNI are planning to introduce Tasers to Northern Ireland early next year. The organisation has condemned the Chief Constable Sir Hug...