Aug 14 2008 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and Government endangering tens of thousands of lives
Thousands of families who fled the recent fighting between Sri Lankan forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) must be allowed to move to safer areas and to receive necessary humanitaria...
Aug 14 2008 12:00 am
Iran: Woman faces 100 lashes for adultery
An Iranian woman been sentenced to 100 lashes, after being found guilty of adultery at a retrial. The woman, Shamaheh Ghorbani, claims that she only said she was having a relationship with a man found...
Aug 14 2008 12:00 am
India: Amnesty demands a repeal of 'shoot on sight' orders
Amnesty International today (14 August 2008) called on the government of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir to rescind the order issued yesterday to authorise security forces to “shoot on sight” in r...
Aug 14 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty Urges Belfast City Council to put Human Rights on the Agenda
As the third birthday of the sister city agreement between Belfast and Hefei, China, approaches and against the background of the Olympic games in Beijing, Amnesty International will be presenting a r...
Aug 11 2008 12:00 am
Georgia: Amnesty calls on all sides to ensure civilians protected
Organisation issues war crimes warning Amnesty International has today called on all sides to the conflict in Georgia to fully respect international humanitarian law and to ensure that civilians are p...
Aug 08 2008 12:00 am
Argentina: Scrapping of military code of justice welcomed
Amnesty International welcomes the decision by the Argentine Parliament to scrap the 1951 Military Code of Justice, thus abolishing the death penalty in all cases and closing military courts of justic...
Aug 07 2008 12:00 am
USA: Texas execution violates international law
The execution of José Ernesto Medellín Rojas by the state of Texas is a violation of international law, said Amnesty International today. "It undermines the authority of the International Court of Jus...
Aug 07 2008 12:00 am
Iran: Suspension of stoning a welcome step if carried out
Amnesty International has welcomed the announcement by the spokesperson for Iran’s judiciary that execution by stoning has been suspended, as a result of which several Women's rights's rightss rights'...
Aug 06 2008 12:00 am
Hamdan: Unfair trial compounds injustice of unlawful detention
The conviction of Salim Hamdan under procedures that do not meet international fair trial standards compounds the injustice of his more than five years' unlawful detention in Guantánamo, said Amnesty...
Aug 06 2008 12:00 am
China: Provide justice in response to lethal attack on police in Kashgar
In response to reports that an attack on a police station in Kashgar city, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, killed 16 police officers, Amnesty International called on the Chinese authorities to ensu...