Sep 23 2008 12:00 am
Scottish Campaign: U Win Tin – Burma’s longest serving political prisoner freed

[Amnesty Burma expert available for interview]Amnesty International welcomes the release of U Win Tin, a 78-year-old Burmese journalist who has been the subject of the organisation's Edinburgh...

Sep 23 2008 12:00 am
Burma: U Win Tin-Burma's longest serving political prisoner freed: 2,100 political prisoners remain behind bars

Amnesty International welcomes the release of at least seven prisoners of conscience in Burma, including 78-year-old journalist and prominent dissident U Win Tin who had been imprisoned for 19 years...

Sep 17 2008 12:00 am
Arms: 'Irresponsible' trade fuelling human rights abuses - new report

Call for an international Arms Treaty ahead of key UN meeting in OctoberWeapons transfers that fuelled the military crackdown in Burma and the ongoing conflict ravaging the Darfur region of Sudan may...

Sep 12 2008 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Agreement should not result in amnesties for human rights violators

As the world waits to see the details of the agreement reached by leaders in Zimbabwe to end the political impasse since the March elections, Amnesty International today said the agreement’s validity...

Sep 11 2008 12:00 am
USA: Troy Davis facing execution in Georgia despite doubts over conviction

Clemency board urged to act in case where witness statements included one from illiterate man who couldn’t read his own signed statementAmnesty International is calling on the state authorities in...

Sep 10 2008 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Civilians at risk as aid workers are told to pull out

Tens of thousands at risk as government tells aid agencies to leave war-torn Wanni The Sri Lankan government’s decision to tell United Nations (UN) and non-governmental aid workers to leave the war...

Sep 10 2008 12:00 am
Somalia pirates hold 130 hostages after hijacking nine ships

More than 130 crew members of at least nine ships are being held hostage by pirates off the coast of Puntland, in north-eastern Somalia. A number of the hostages are reported to have been injured...

Sep 10 2008 12:00 am
Morocco: Blogger jailing condemned

Amnesty International has issued a call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mohamed Erraji, the 29-year-old blogger sentenced this week to two years imprisonment reportedly for “lack of...

Sep 04 2008 12:00 am
Matthew Jay tribute concert to raise funds for Amnesty and Unicef

Concert on what would have been 30th birthday for artist who died tragically youngAmnesty International and the United Nations Children's rights’s Fund (UNICEF) are to be the joint beneficiaries of a...

Sep 02 2008 12:00 am
Thailand: Emergency measures hit freedom of speech

Amnesty International demands restoration of fundamental right The Thai government should remove restrictions on free speech contained in today’s emergency decree, Amnesty International said. Benjamin...