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Mar 25 2009 12:00 am
Japan: British MP to raise issue of country's 'macabre' death penalty record

* Lib Dem MP Alistair Carmichael will meet sister of man on death row for 41 years* Death row prisoners ‘turned into ghosts’ - AmnestyThe Lib Dem MP Alistair Carmichael is set to raise Japan’s growing...

Mar 24 2009 12:00 am
Tasers: Death of 15-year-old in USA reinforces need for caution in wider rollout of weapon

Second minor to die after being shocked by a Taser this year The death of a 15-year-old boy in Michigan, USA after he was shocked with a Taser gun reinforces the need for greater caution to be applied...

Mar 24 2009 12:00 am
Death Penalty: New figures show rise in global executions-Asian countries chiefly responsible

* 2,390 executions worldwide in 2008 - 72% per cent in China alone* Japan executed highest number for over 30 years* Belarus is ‘last executioner in Europe’Amnesty International today revealed that...

Mar 24 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty welcomes N.I.O announcement on trafficking

In response to the announcement today (Wednesday 25th March), by NIO Minister Paul Goggins, Chair of the Organised Crime Task Force, that comprehensive care and support services will be available for...

Mar 24 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty welcomes court decision to allow extradition of wanted Albanian secret policeman hiding

Amnesty International welcomed the court decision today to allow the extradition of Ilir Kumbaro, a former member of Albania’s secret police, to face charges of abduction and torture in his home...

Mar 20 2009 12:00 am
Angola: Pope should use influence to end threat of forced evictions

As Pope Benedict XVI visited Angola today, Amnesty International urged him to use his influence with the country’s authorities to end the threat of forced evictions and fully compensate those that...

Mar 20 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty calls on Northern Ireland to take freed Guantánamo prisoners; Welcomes commitment by Taoiseach

Amnesty International has called on Northern Ireland to help the United States in their stated aim of closing Guantanámo Bay by accepting prisoners who have been cleared for release. This would be...

Mar 19 2009 12:00 am
Serbia/Kosovo: Wounds still open 10 years after start of war over Kosovo

Ten years after the war in Kosovo the majority of those responsible for the enforced disappearance and abduction of ethnic Albanians and Serbs have still not faced justice, Amnesty International said...

Mar 19 2009 12:00 am
Cameroon: Call on pope to denounce criminalisation of homosexuality

Amnesty International is urging Pope Benedict XVI to express the importance of eradicating discrimination based on sexual orientation, when he meets with members of the Special Council for Africa of...

Mar 18 2009 12:00 am
PM's statement not enough to silence torture inquiry calls, say Amnesty

Amnesty International today reacted to Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s written statement on the treatment of detainees.Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said:“While it’s welcome...