Feb 20 2009 12:00 am
Russia: 'Investigation must continue' call in wake of Politkovskaya trial acquittals
The investigation into the murder of human rights journalist Anna Politkovskaya must continue with renewed vigour, Amnesty International said today as a jury in a Moscow military district court acquit...
Feb 20 2009 12:00 am
Binyam Mohamed: Release 'not a moment too soon'-others must not languish at Guantanamo
Denial of Amnesty ‘fan mail’ cards just one example of ‘psychological abuse’ Responding to reports today that the UK resident Binyam Mohamed is soon to be released from the US prison camp at Guantánam...
Feb 18 2009 12:00 am
UK: Law lords' decision on Abu Qatada opens way for more deportations
Amnesty International is gravely concerned by the possible consequences of today's decision by the House of Lords on cases concerning the UK government's attempts to deport people to countries where t...
Feb 18 2009 12:00 am
Pakistan: Pakistani Taleban peace deal threatens human rights
The Pakistani government must ensure it protects the human rights of nearly two million people in the Swat valley, and neighbouring Malakand district, Amnesty International said today. This follows th...
Feb 17 2009 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Arbitrary arrests and detentions continue during new government transition
AU and UN human rights monitors are needed to oversee transitional government, says Amnesty Amnesty International has called on the African Union and the United Nations to send monitors to investigate...
Feb 17 2009 12:00 am
Sudan (Darfur): International community fails to protect
Amnesty International has criticised the international community for its failure to improve security in the troubled region of Darfur in western Sudan since the deployment of African Union–United Nati...
Feb 16 2009 12:00 am
Gaza: New video message from leading artists on war crimes accountability
‘There’s almost a conspiracy of silence over war crimes in Gaza’ - Kate Allen Acclaimed actors, directors and other artists are spearheading a new drive for accountability over war crimes committed du...
Feb 12 2009 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: New government must not ignore human rights
As the Zimbabwean political parties finalise the process of setting up a new government, Amnesty International challenges the new regime to demonstrate a commitment to human rights in its first 100 da...
Feb 12 2009 12:00 am
Turkmenistan: Hopes for human rights improvement after 'Turmenbashi' dashed-new report
Journalists intimidated, including by forced psychiatric detention threats Ahead of the second anniversary (14 February) of the present government’s term in Turkmenistan, Amnesty International has rel...
Feb 12 2009 12:00 am
Pakistan: Government must protect people from Swat valley's 3,000 Taleban
Half a million people displaced; over 100 girls’ schools closed; ‘bloody square’ punishments; half of all police deserting their posts The Pakistani government should act immediately to protect hundre...