May 15 2008 12:00 am
Most British people believe UK Government cannot claim to be a force for good unless it agrees to cluster bombs ban

UK campaign to ban cluster bombsNearly eight out of ten people (79%) in Great Britain think the government should support a worldwide ban on cluster bombs according to a new YouGov poll released today...

May 15 2008 12:00 am
Guantanamo: 'We will close' promises not enough- Ming Campbell in Washington

Sir Menzies Campbell speaks out after Amnesty delegation meets US government to discuss future of notorious prison camp‘It is now essential that we receive a timetable for Guantánamo’s closure’ - Ming...

May 13 2008 12:00 am
Colombia: Extradition of paramilitary leaders must not lead to closure of investigation into their responsibility in human rights violations

The Colombian government's decision to extradite 14 paramilitary leaders wanted in the USA on drugs-trafficking charges should not be used as an excuse to end investigations into the role played by...

May 12 2008 12:00 am
Lebanon: Leaders must prevent human rights abuses

All political leaders in Lebanon must clearly instruct their supporters to refrain from recklessly carrying out attacks in heavily-populated areas that endanger civilians uninvolved in the clashes...

May 12 2008 12:00 am
Guantánamo ex-detainee Murat Kurnaz visits Belfast

Former Guantánamo detainee Murat Kurnaz launches his powerful book 'Five Years of My Life: an Innocent Man in Guantánamo' at an Amnesty International event in the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival...

May 12 2008 12:00 am
Burma/Burma: Cyclone relief- Asian governments must insist on swift action

Leaders of Amnesty International in the Asia Pacific region, who are meeting in Hong Kong, have called on their governments to use every means possible to pressure the Burmese authorities to focus on...

May 09 2008 12:00 am
UK must pursue investigations against suspected war criminal

Amnesty appeals to authorities to provide protection to prospective witnesses Amnesty International UK today expressed disappointment that despite six months of investigation, the United Kingdom...

May 09 2008 12:00 am
Oxford pupil wins Amnesty International poetry competition award for the Midlands

Aditi Gaddam’s poem named You Can’t Jail Minds the Midlands regional winner St Clare’s School pupil Aditi Gaddam, 16, has been named as the Key Stage 4 regional winner for the Midlands in Amnesty...

May 08 2008 12:00 am
Burma/Burma: Cooperate with the international community to ensure appropriate aid for victims

Junta must ensure help goes to all victims irrespective of race, colour or creed Following the impact of Cyclone Nargis on Burma, which killed tens of thousands of people and displaced around a...

May 07 2008 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Appeal launched for professor facing flogging for meeting woman in cafe

Amnesty International has launched an urgent appeal for a university professor in Saudi Arabia who has been sentenced to 150 lashes and eight months’ imprisonment for meeting a woman in a coffee shop...