May 01 2009 12:00 am
UAE: Member of ruling family implicated in 'torture' video
Amnesty International has expressed grave concern to the UAE authorities about their apparent failure to date to investigate a serious criminal assault alleged to have been committed by a member of th...
May 01 2009 12:00 am
New report reveals how UK companies get away with human rights abuses overseas as parliamentary inquiry is launched
Leading UK charities propose new Commission on Business, Human Rights & The Environment UK companies that have committed human rights abuses overseas far too often get away with it, a new report launc...
May 01 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Outrage at execution of child offender Delara Darabi
Amnesty International has expressed outrage at the execution in Iran this morning of Delara Darabi, a child offender executed despite an international ban on capital punishment of those convicted of c...
May 01 2009 12:00 am
Colombia: Positive first steps in finding killers of husband of indigenous leader
The detention of seven members of the army unit that killed the husband of an Indigenous leader is welcome, but a thorough and independent criminal investigation to identify and prosecute all those re...
Apr 30 2009 12:00 am
Pakistan: Assistance needed for 65,000 people caught in Taleban and government forces fighting
Thousands on the move, journalists threatened, general strike called The Pakistan government must provide assistance to at least 65,000 civilians who have fled fighting between Pakistani Taleban and g...
Apr 30 2009 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Recession no excuse to trample on refugee rights, says Amnesty
Speaking today at an event for Community Relations Week, hosted by Belfast's Lord Mayor for the city's refugee and asylum-seeker community, Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland Programme Director of Amn...
Apr 29 2009 12:00 am
USA: Obama's first 100 days has sent 'mixed messages' on human rights
* Only one detainee - Binyam Mohamed - released from Guantánamo * Torture memo publication welcome, but accountability for torture still needed Amnesty International has today (29 April) described US...
Apr 29 2009 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Obama's first 100 days has sent 'mixed messages' on human rights
* Only one detainee released from Guantánamo * Torture memo publication welcome, but accountability for torture still needed * Call on Northern Ireland Executive to help President by offering refuge f...
Apr 29 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty International and other NGOs under scrutiny of Moldovan authorities
The authorities of Moldova appear to be punishing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for carrying out their duties as human rights defenders, Amnesty International said today. In a letter to the Pr...
Apr 27 2009 12:00 am
Senegal: Authorities must protect nine men at risk of homophobic attack
Radio programmes broadcast call to throw stones at anyone suspected of ‘being a homosexual’ Amnesty International has called on the Senegalese government to ensure the safety of nine men at risk of ho...