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 calledThe Pakistan government must provide assistance to at least 65,000 civilians who have fled fighting between Pakistani Taleban and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Apr 27 2009 12:00 am
Marnie Pearce Case: Amnesty welcomes release of Dubai Briton but urges action to protect rights of her Children's rights

Amnesty International welcomed reports today that Marnie Pearce, a British woman jailed in Dubai for adultery, has been released. Amnesty has supported Marnie Pearce’s case from the outset and...

Apr 23 2009 12:00 am
Serbia: Impunity for Nato-10 years after operation allied force

Ten years after NATO forces bombed the Serbian state television and radio building in Belgrade (Radio Televisija Srbije - RTS), no one has been brought to justice for this serious violation of...

Apr 23 2009 12:00 am
Pakistan: 650,000 people at mercy of Taleban

Nearly 650,000 Pakistanis living in Buner district, some 120 kilometres from Islamabad, are now at the mercy of abusive and repressive Pakistani Taleban groups that have taken over the area since 21...

Apr 23 2009 12:00 am
Marnie Pearce: Amnesty support for Dubai Briton and her Children's rights continues until rights fully respected

The hand-in of a petition at the United Arab Emirates embassy today (23 April) for Marnie Pearce, a British woman currently jailed on ‘adultery’ charges in Dubai, was suspended after developments on...