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May 18 2009 12:00 am
Scotland: Chain gang of shackled doctors highlight plight of doctor imprisoned on 'trumped up charges'

A “chain gang” of shackled doctors will parade in Edinburgh to call for the release of one particular doctor who dared to speak out on behalf of his patients – and was thrown into jail for his...

May 18 2009 12:00 am
Pakistan: Civilians trapped in conflict zone lack food, health care and water

Tens of thousands of civilians in Northern Pakistan face an impending humanitarian disaster, Amnesty International warned today. Residents of Malakand, in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP...

May 15 2009 12:00 am
UK: Secret inquest proposals abandoned but fears that government may use secret inquiries instead

Reacting to Jack Straw’s announcement today that the government would abandon plans to hold coroners’ inquests in secret without juries, Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said...

May 15 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Government and Tamil Tigers must heed demands from UN security council

The Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) must immediately heed demands by the United Nations Security Council and similar calls made by US President Barack Obama and...

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...