Apr 22 2009 12:00 am
Turkey: Failure to provide protection puts refugee lives at risk, says new Amnesty report
“If we didn’t give money then they beat us. They used our money to send us back to Afghanistan.” – Afghan asylum-seeker. People arriving at Turkey’s borders in search of asylum are putting their lives...
Apr 22 2009 12:00 am
British woman jailed for adultery in Dubai: Supporters deliver petition to London embassy
Supporters of British woman Marnie Pearce, a British woman currently jailed on ‘adultery’ charges in Dubai, will hand in a petition at the United Arab Emirates embassy at 1.30pm on Thursday 23 April....
Apr 21 2009 12:00 am
UN to showcase education pack as best guide to overcoming divided community
UTU leader available for interview An education pack developed by Amnesty International in partnership with the Ulster Teachers’ Union (UTU) and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is to...
Apr 21 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Roxana Saberi is a political pawn and should be released, says Amnesty
US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi is a pawn in the ongoing political developments between Iran and the USA and should be considered a prisoner of conscience, Amnesty International said today as it c...
Apr 21 2009 12:00 am
China: Wife of human rights activist beaten up as she leaves house arrest to see grieving family
Amnesty International is calling on the Shangdong authorities to stop the continuing harassment of Yuan Weijing, the wife of imprisoned legal activist Chen Guangcheng, who has been under virtual house...
Apr 20 2009 12:00 am
Turkey: Failure to provide protection puts refugee lives at risk, says new Amnesty report
“If we didn’t give money then they beat us. They used our money to send us back to Afghanistan.” – Afghan asylum-seeker. People arriving at Turkey’s borders in search of asylum are putting their lives...
Apr 20 2009 12:00 am
Fiji: Draconian measures sees state censorship in newsrooms
An Amnesty International fact-finding mission to Fiji has uncovered a rapidly deteriorating human rights situation and a civilian population living in fear as a result of draconian measures implemente...
Apr 17 2009 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Independence Day - Time for action, not just words
As Zimbabwe prepares to commemorate its Independence Day tomorrow, Amnesty International warned that continuing human rights abuses by elements within the government risk undermining the inclusive gov...
Apr 17 2009 12:00 am
USA: Torture memo gives 'get out of jail free' card, says Amnesty
Amnesty International today responded to news that the US Department of Justice has released memos that provided the legal framework for the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other illegal interrogation...
Apr 17 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Medics tell Amnesty that food and medicine running low as casualties keep increasing
Amnesty International today (17 April) called on the government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) to declare an immediate humanitarian truce so an estimated 100,000 desperat...