Jan 23 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Stop destruction of Khavaran mass grave site and investigate 1988 'prison massacres'
Amnesty is urging the authorities to ensure that the site is preserved and to initiate a forensic investigation at the site as part of a long-overdue investigation into mass executions which began in...
Jan 23 2009 12:00 am
Guantanamo: Obama's executive order for closure 'a major step forward'
Irene Khan said: “This is clearly an important step in the right direction. Speed and specifics are now of the essence - the trial or release of these 240-plus detainee cases is already years overdue....
Jan 23 2009 12:00 am
Gaza: Israel must disclose nature of weapons used in attacks
Amnesty International has called on the Israeli authorities to disclose the weapons and munitions their forces used during the three-week military campaign in Gaza. Donatella Rovera, head of an Amnest...
Jan 23 2009 12:00 am
Colombia: Key human rights case must not be handed over to the military justice system
Luis Alfonso Plazas was arrested in July 2007 in relation to the disappearances, which took place during the military assault on the Palace of Justice in Bogotá after M-19 guerrillas took those inside...
Jan 23 2009 12:00 am
Chad: Teacher feared abducted by security forces
Amnesty International has called upon authorities in Chad to track down the whereabouts of Issa Palkoubou, an English teacher who has not been seen since 3 September 2008. Amnesty believes that he may...
Jan 22 2009 12:00 am
Guantanamo: UK should break silence on taking prisoners
New letter urges EU countries to offer ‘humanitarian protection’ to detainees who risk torture or persecution at home Amnesty International is calling on the United Kingdom to break its silence over p...
Jan 22 2009 12:00 am
Congo (DRC): Civilians must not be caught up in crossfire in government offensives
Amnesty International has appealed to governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda and Rwanda – whose forces are now engaged in military offensives inside the DRC against the Lords Re...
Jan 22 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty reaction to British woman's adultery conviction
Amnesty International today reacted to the Emirate's Appeal Court upholding a British woman’s conviction for adultery. Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: “Marnie Pearce maintains that...
Jan 21 2009 12:00 am
USA: Move to suspend military tribunals a positive first step
Amnesty International welcomed the new US administration’s moves to suspend military commission proceedings at Guantánamo as a “positive sign” and said that it hoped it was a “clear signal of this adm...
Jan 21 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Fears for man and woman facing stoning
Gilan Mohammadi (female) and Gholamali Eskandari (male) are believed to have been detained since 2003. They are held in Esfahan Central Prison, in the centre of the country. Amnesty International memb...