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...

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 gallowHundreds 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 othersEvening 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...

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 TreatyThe United Nations has today received the demands of over 2000 parliamentarians from 124 countries for urgent progress towards negotiation of an...

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...

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...

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 OctoberPeople living in poverty are far too frequently excluded from discussions about how to improve their lives, said Amnesty...