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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...

May 08 2009 12:00 am
Malaysia: Government crackdown on freedom of expression

Amnesty International calls on the Malaysian authorities to release five government critics arrested in the last two days, or charge them with recognisable criminal offences. This wave of arrests is...

May 08 2009 12:00 am
Italy/Malta: Don't play with human lives

By failing to protect the rights of migrants and asylum-seekers rescued at sea, the Italian and Maltese governments have breached their international obligations, Amnesty International said today....

May 08 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Man faces death by stoning for adultery

Amnesty International warned today that a 30-year-old man is at imminent risk of being stoned to death in the city of Rasht, northern Iran after being convicted of "adultery while being married"...

May 07 2009 12:00 am
Nigeria: Making kidnapping a capital offence puts victims at greater risk, says Amnesty

Amnesty International today expressed dismay at the decision by Nigeria’s Imo State House of Assembly to pass a bill allowing the death penalty to be imposed on those convicted of kidnapping or whose...

May 07 2009 12:00 am
Guatemala: 40 death threats sent by text message

Amnesty International has warned that the lives of nine activists working for two prominent human rights organisations in Guatemala are at risk after they received dozens of death threats by text...

May 07 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty launches new online anti-torture film

Amnesty International has today launched a hard-hitting online film about torture, showing activists intervening to prevent a torture victim being further abused.The 90-second film, entitled “Defy...