Oct 16 2008 12:00 am
International Justice: Progress made by Pinochet arrest ten years ago is under threat
A decade after the arrest of former Chilean President Augusto Pinochet in London sent a powerful warning to human rights abusers around the world, the rule of universal jurisdiction – under which he w...
Oct 14 2008 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Foreign workers 'pay with their lives' in grossly unfair justice system-new report
Poor foreign workers are bearing the brunt of Saudi Arabia’s secretive and unfair death penalty system, said Amnesty International today, as it published a new report showing that a Saudi national is...
Oct 13 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty welcomes Lords' strong stand against 42 days pre-charge detention
Amnesty International has welcomed this evening’s emphatic rejection by the House of Lords of UK government plans to extend periods of pre-charge detention without charge to 42 days. The organisation...
Oct 13 2008 12:00 am
'Mass sleepwalk' launches new Amnesty film and petition against 42 days pre-charge detention
A “ mass sleepwalk ” will take place through the streets of Leeds tonight as Amnesty International launches its new film, ‘Sleepwalk’, heralding the next phase of the organisation’s campaign against U...
Oct 10 2008 12:00 am
Asia: Time to move towards abolition of death penalty
With Asia executing more people each year than any other part of the world, Amnesty International called today (10 October), on World Day Against the Death Penalty, for India, South Korea and Taiwan t...
Oct 08 2008 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Suspected war criminal enters parliament
Amnesty International calls on MPs to remove Colonel Karuna from parliament Amnesty International today called on Sri Lankan MPs to immediately remove from Parliament the alleged war criminal Vinayaga...
Oct 07 2008 12:00 am
Hurndall case: Israeli military forces still kill civilians with 'near-total impunity'
Ahead of a new television drama based on the controversial killing in 2004 in Gaza of British national Tom Hurndall (“The Shooting Of Thomas Hurndall”, Channel Four Television, Monday 13 October), Amn...
Oct 06 2008 12:00 am
South Korea: Police found guilty of using excessive force
New report documents violence against US beef import protestors Amnesty International today found the South Korean police guilty of using excessive force earlier this year against demonstrators protes...
Oct 06 2008 12:00 am
Russian Federation: End impunity for violence against human rights defenders and journalists
Recent attacks on independent journalists and human rights activists illustrate the risks under which they work in Russia, Amnesty International said on the eve of the second anniversary of Anna Polit...
Oct 02 2008 12:00 am
India: Government must act to halt violence against christians
Amnesty calls for authorities to match words with actions in eastern state of Orissa India should match its words with its actions and ensure that members of the Christian minority community in the ea...