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Nov 28 2008 12:00 am
Response to latest news of human trafficking in Northern Ireland

Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty International's Northern Ireland progarmme director said:"Amnesty International welcomes the police rescue of two apparent victims of human trafficking for sexual...

Nov 28 2008 12:00 am
Iraq: Security agreement puts detainees at risk of torture

Thousands of Iraqis detained by US forces will be at risk of torture or even execution if they are handed over to the Iraqi authorities, Amnesty International has warned. The warning came as the Iraqi...

Nov 27 2008 12:00 am
India: New threshold of violence in India, attacks an outrage

The multiple attacks in Mumbai, targeting people in public places and tourist destinations such as a hospital, railway station, restaurant and hotels, blatantly violates the most fundamental...

Nov 27 2008 12:00 am
Haiti: Carnival gang rapes of under age girls exposed in new Amnesty report

55% of rapes reported so far this year were of girls aged under 18Rape of girls aged under 18 is pervasive in Haiti, and the government is doing little to protect them – said Amnesty International...

Nov 26 2008 12:00 am
Time running out for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo warn activists

Demonstrators protest in European capitals ahead of key UN Security Council meetingWednesday 26 November 2008. Activists will demonstrate today in London and Paris, ahead of a key meeting of the UN...

Nov 25 2008 12:00 am
Tasers should be a weapon of last resort only, says Amnesty

Amnesty International today called for guarantees that the Taser electro-shock weapon would not be deployed any wider than specialist firearms officers in Northern Ireland. The organisation called for...

Nov 25 2008 12:00 am
92% of schools sign up to mark 'our rights' birthday

Schools across the United Kingdom set to mark 60th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human RightsAmnesty International today revealed that over 92% of senior schools across the UK are all set to...

Nov 24 2008 12:00 am
Tasers: Only best-trained officers should have Tasers, says Amnesty

Amnesty International today called upon the Home Office to guarantee that the Taser electro-shock weapon would not be deployed any wider than firearms officers and a limited number of specially...

Nov 21 2008 12:00 am
Iran: Child offender facing execution for killing in self-defence after being attacked with nun-chuks

Iranian child offender Reza Alinejad is at imminent risk of execution for a crime he committed at the age of 17. He has been granted a month to obtain the required diyeh (financial compensation) for...

Nov 21 2008 12:00 am
DRC: UN troops must deploy as soon as possible

Reacting to the announcement that the UN Security Council has authorised the deployment of 3,000 extra troops to reinforce those already on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty...