Feb 12 2009 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty launches global online appeal urging Gordon Brown to hold independent inquiry into Finucane killing

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is set to receive a mass of appeals from Amnesty International members worldwide, urging him to hold an independent public inquiry into the killing of Belfast solicitor...

Feb 11 2009 12:00 am
Papua New Guinea: Dozens killed for witchcraft, Amnesty calls on authorities to intervene

The government of Papua New Guinea must act now to end a rash of more than 50 killings related to allegations of sorcery, Amnesty International said today. The murder of a father and son in Ban...

Feb 10 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Suicide bombing leaves civilians facing tit-for-tat nightmare

Growing threat of reprisals puts innocent civilians in the firing line Amnesty International today condemned the actions of a suicide bomber, reportedly dressed as a civilian, who blew herself up...

Feb 10 2009 12:00 am
Gaza: Investigation should look at more than attacks on UN buildings

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's announcement today that he will conduct an investigation into attacks on UN installations in Gaza is welcome yet insufficient, said Amnesty International...

Feb 10 2009 12:00 am
Gaza: Hamas kneecappings, punishment beatings and killings of 'collaborators' revealed in new Amnesty report

Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip have carried out a deadly campaign of abductions, killings, torture and death threats against those they accuse of “collaborating” with Israel, as well as opponents and...

Feb 10 2009 12:00 am
China: UN misses opportunity to push China on Human Rights

Many of the countries involved in the UN Human Rights Council’s recent examination of China failed to address some of the most serious human rights issues, Amnesty International said today. Roseann...

Feb 06 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Government and Tamil Tigers must open humanitarian corridors to let civilians out

Both sides denying civilians freedom of movementAmnesty International is calling on the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers to immediately declare a temporary humanitarian truce and create...

Feb 06 2009 12:00 am
Somalia: Allegations of AU force firing on civilians need investigating

Amnesty International has called for a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into allegations that the African Union peace support operation in Somalia (AMISOM), opened fire indiscriminately...

Feb 06 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Catalogue of abuses detailed in new report on 30th anniversary of Islamic revolution

As Iran prepares to mark the 30-year anniversary of the change in government that led to the creation of the Islamic Republic on 10 February, Amnesty International today issued a new report raising...

Feb 05 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Bomb attack on hospital is 'despicable'

Amnesty International has denounced the reported bomb attack on a main hospital in a civilian area by the Sri Lankan military as a serious violation of international humanitarian law. According to a...