Sep 30 2008 12:00 am
New Poll finds that almost half of Northern Ireland Students Believe that a Woman is Partially or Totally Responsible for Being Raped if She Flirts
New campaign to target student unions A new poll shows that almost half (46%) of Northern Ireland university students believe that a woman is partially or totally responsible for being raped if she ha...
Sep 30 2008 12:00 am
Georgia-Russia conflict: Amnesty urges security for civilians and accountability for governments
As European Union monitors take up their posts in Georgia, ongoing security concerns, unexploded ordnance from the Georgia-Russia conflict in August and the large scale destruction of property in part...
Sep 30 2008 12:00 am
Burma: Amnesty appalled as Junta re-arrest U Win Htein
Amnesty International today condemned the Burmese authorities decision to re-arrest U Win Htein just days after his release. The 66-year-old is a senior assistant to Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of th...
Sep 29 2008 12:00 am
Congo (DRC): Thousands of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights raped and child soldier recruitment on increase
Urgent measures required to protect Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and girls from the continuing blight of sexual violence For every two Children's rights released, five ar...
Sep 26 2008 12:00 am
Release of award-winning Yemeni journalist welcomed
Winner of recent Amnesty media award released earlier today Responding to news that the Yemeni journalist Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani has been released from prison earlier this afternoon, Amnesty Internati...
Sep 26 2008 12:00 am
Legendary folk singer Joan Baez joins Amnesty tour
Joan Baez, legendary folk musician and lifelong human rights activist, has joined Amnesty International’s Small Places Tour - the human rights organisation’s latest international music project Baez, w...
Sep 26 2008 12:00 am
Cambodia: Anti-forced eviction activists silenced by the wealthy
Cambodia: Anti-forced eviction activists silenced by the wealthy Rich and powerful individuals and groups involved in land disputes in Cambodia are increasingly using their power to silence opponents...
Sep 26 2008 12:00 am
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Failure to protect
Several people were attacked this week at the first “Sarajevo Queer Festival”, said Amnesty International, as it called on the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to provide adequate security for fe...
Sep 25 2008 12:00 am
Tim McGarry joins campaigners in welcoming release of Burma's longest serving prisoner of conscience
TV comedian Tim McGarry has joined local Amnesty International campaigners in welcoming the release of U Win Tin, a 78-year-old Burmese journalist who has been the subject of the organisation's Belfas...
Sep 24 2008 12:00 am
Nepal: Torture of woman included threat to put poisonous lizards in her clothes
Amnesty International is making urgent representations to the Nepalese authorities about the case of a woman who was allegedly tortured in police custody, including by being threatened with having poi...