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May 15 2009 12:00 am
Somalia: Amputations and public killings must stop

In a week that has seen scores of civilians killed, hundreds injured and thousands displaced by clashes between pro- and anti-government forces in Mogadishu, Amnesty International said that armed...

May 15 2009 12:00 am
Guantanamo: Military commissions 'can't be fixed'-call to scrap discredited trials

In response to reports that the United States government is set to revive “military commissions” to try Guantánamo detainees, Amnesty International has called on President Barack Obama to scrap the...

May 14 2009 12:00 am
Burma (Burma): UN security council should demand Aung San Suu Kyi's immediate release

Amnesty International is demanding that the UN Security Council - notably China and Japan - and ASEAN countries, urgently intervene to secure Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release from Insein prison. These...

May 13 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: UN Security Council must act now to save civilians, says Amnesty in new letter

Amnesty International has demanded that the Sri Lankan authorities allow immediate and unhindered access to the troubled areas – including the "Safe Zone" – to international monitors and humanitarian...

May 13 2009 12:00 am
China:Amnesty condemns detention of grieving parents

Chinese authorities should immediately release recently detained survivors and parents who attempted to mourn for the Children's rights who died during the earthquake in Sichuan last year, said...

May 12 2009 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Child offenders among latest to be executed

Plus - teenagers due to be “severely flogged” 1,500 and 1,250 timesAmnesty International has condemned recent executions in Saudi Arabia as reports show that five people were beheaded in the kingdom...

May 12 2009 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty makes Bill of Rights call to United Nations

* Call on United Nations to back proposals for Northern Ireland Bill of Rights* New research reveals strong Northern Ireland public support for rights billAmnesty International has today asked the...

May 12 2009 12:00 am
India: Global protests & web appeal as doctor who championed the poor marks two years in jail

Amnesty International launches a new appeal on 14 May calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Dr Binayak Sen, a human rights defender and pioneer of health care to marginalised...

May 11 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Release of US-Iranian journalist welcome

Amnesty International has welcomed the news that the US-Iranian journalist, Roxana Saberi, is to be released from jail in Iran later today (Monday). Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s...

May 11 2009 12:00 am
Chad: Urgent international action needed to prevent humanitarian crisis

Amnesty International is calling on all parties to the conflict in eastern Chad not to attack civilians or place them at risk, and that the full complement of United Nations peacekeeping troops...