Jan 30 2009 12:00 am
Vietnam and Chad: Amnesty launches urgent appeal for missing teachers
Amnesty issues call after teachers disappear Amnesty International today admitted its deep concerns over the future and well-being of two teachers – one in Vietnam and one in Chad. Vu Hung, a high sch...
Jan 30 2009 12:00 am
Chad: Suffering continues one year after fighting
As the first anniversary of the last fighting between government and armed opposition forces in N’Djaména approaches, Amnesty International can reveal that serious human rights abuses perpetrated by t...
Jan 29 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Government and Tamil Tigers violating laws of war
Reports emerging from Sri Lanka suggest that government forces and the so-called Tamil Tigers (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or LTTE) are violating the laws of war by targeting civilians and preven...
Jan 29 2009 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Laurent Nkunda and Bosco Ntaganda must face justice
The arrest of General Laurent Nkunda – the former leader of an armed militia group operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – should be followed by swift steps to prosecute him on charges o...
Jan 29 2009 12:00 am
Cameroon: Unfair trials, death threats and excessive force used to quash political dissent-new Amnesty report
New report reveals appalling prison conditions Amnesty International today released a report on the alarming human rights situation in Cameroon, accusing the government of gross violations spanning mo...
Jan 28 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: New wave of attacks on journalists condemned
The Sri Lankan authorities must ensure that the country's media are allowed to work without restriction and in safety, Amnesty International said today. Yolanda Foster, Amnesty International's Sri Lan...
Jan 28 2009 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty welcomes 'dealing with the past' report but warns against offering impunity to abusers
Amnesty International today welcomed the publication of the report by the Consultative Group on the Past in Northern Ireland (CGPNI) and called for the UK government, and all parties in Northern Irela...
Jan 28 2009 12:00 am
Chinese premier in UK: Gordon Brown urged to raise concern over growing crackdown on free speech- new Amnesty briefing
As Chinese premier Wen Jiabao comes to the UK this weekend (31 Jan to 2 Feb), Amnesty International UK is highlighting China’s growing crackdown on dissent and freedom of expression, including on the...
Jan 27 2009 12:00 am
Cambodia: Night raid leaves hundred homeless after forced evictions
Military and police demolish homes of 150 families in three hours Amnesty International today reacted angrily to news that over 150 poor urban families have been forcibly evicted from central Phnom Pe...
Jan 23 2009 12:00 am
USA: Obama's orders on interrogations and secret detentions dubbed 'historic decision'
Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan today said President Obama’s Executive Orders on interrogations and the end of the CIA’s secret detention programme is an “historic decision” and “...