Oct 24 2008 12:00 am
China: Call for release of Hu Jia as he receives European Parliament Sakharov prize
The awarding of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is a significant acknowledgement of the work of Hu Jia, said Amnesty International as the prize was announced today by the European Parliament...
Oct 24 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty vigil for Troy Davis outside US Embassy: Monday 27 October, 5pm
Campaigners’ last-ditch effort to save man set to die despite strong innocence claims Amnesty International campaigners are mounting a candle-lit vigil for the death row prisoner Troy Davis on the eve...
Oct 21 2008 12:00 am
Nigeria: Hundreds on death row may be innocent, says Amnesty-new report
Dreadful conditions: Prisoners on death row are held in cells where they can witness executions. After a prisoner has been hanged, other death row prisoners are forced to clean the gallow Hundreds of...
Oct 21 2008 12:00 am
Livia Firth's Mumia Abu-Jamal film to launch at special London event
Death penalty film to be centerpiece of event with Livia and Colin Firth, Sam Roddick, Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Ben Chaplin, Ben Barnes, Beverley Knight and others Evening a ‘Bondage To Freedom...
Oct 21 2008 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Journalist Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh should be freed
Afghan journalist Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh should be freed immediately as there have never been any legal grounds for his conviction or sentence, Amnesty International said today, in response to news th...
Oct 20 2008 12:00 am
Protect The Human playwriting competition finalists announced
Three finalists have been chosen from more than 125 plays submitted for the second annual Protect The Human Playwriting Award produced by iceandfire and Amnesty International. The competition seeks to...
Oct 20 2008 12:00 am
Over 2000 MPs from 124 states in urgent call to Control Arms
World’s Parliamentarians urge UN to back Arms Treaty The United Nations has today received the demands of over 2000 parliamentarians from 124 countries for urgent progress towards negotiation of an ef...
Oct 17 2008 12:00 am
Mary Robinson tells Belfast Festival audience: Human rights - much to celebrate, much to do
Former Irish President Mary Robinson is to tell a packed Elmwood Hall that, sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, there is still much to be done to make rights an everyday reali...
Oct 17 2008 12:00 am
Iran: 'End of child executions' UPDATED
UPDATE 20 OCTOBER 2008: A senior judicial official in Iran has said that the judicial execution of juvenile offenders convicted of murder will continue in the country. Hossein Zabhi, the Assistant Att...
Oct 17 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty International supports Global Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Amnesty International activists take part in global events on 17 October People living in poverty are far too frequently excluded from discussions about how to improve their lives, said Amnesty Intern...