Feb 20 2008 12:00 am
Colombia: Peace community members return home three years after massacre
Amnesty International today urged the Colombian government and armed groups involved in the country’s internal conflict to respect the right of members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó t...
Feb 20 2008 12:00 am
Cambridge turns orange in call for closure of Guantanamo Bay
Students and academics to lead day-long orange jumpsuit protest Cambridge University Amnesty International has persuaded hundreds of students and academics to don orange jumpsuits today to call for th...
Feb 19 2008 12:00 am
Pakistan: New parliament must honour will of the people
Amnesty calls for return of independent judiciary and release of judges and lawyers Pakistan’s new Parliament must take urgent steps to restore an independent judiciary, ensure the release of illegall...
Feb 19 2008 12:00 am
Cuba: reforms to human rights much needed
In response to the announcement made by the Cuban President Fidel Castro that he will not return to the presidency, Special Advisor at Amnesty International, Javier Zuñiga said: “The new Cuban leaders...
Feb 18 2008 12:00 am
Cuba: 58 prisoners of conscience must be released
Amnesty International today (18 February 2008) welcomed the release of four Cuban activists but urged Raul Castro to urgently release the 58 remaining incarcerated prisoners of conscience and to guara...
Feb 15 2008 12:00 am
Scotland: Media Awards 2008 launched
ENTRIES INVITED FOR ANNUAL MEDIA AWARDS Amnesty International is inviting entries for its 17th annual Media Awards, which recognise excellence in journalism that has made a significant contribution to...
Feb 15 2008 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Sri Lankan teenager faces possible beheading as execution numbers soar
Amnesty International is warning that a Sri Lankan teenager is at risk of being beheaded in Saudi Arabia, despite having had no access to lawyers during her capital trial. A Saudi court is reported to...
Feb 15 2008 12:00 am
Pakistan: Ratify human rights treaties
As widespread human rights violations and harassment of opposition candidates intensifies before Pakistan’s general election on 18 February, Amnesty International calls on all political parties partic...
Feb 15 2008 12:00 am
Kenya: Amnesty International calls on government and African commission to act
As Kofi Annan announces the results of the political mediation in Kenya and the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights begins an extraordinary session to discuss the human rights situation in...
Feb 15 2008 12:00 am
Egypt: Quartet arrested and chained to beds for having HIV
New crackdown causes concern for leading human rights groups Cairo police have arrested four more men suspected of having HIV, signalling a wider crackdown that endangers public health and violates ba...