Jun 29 2009 12:00 am
UK: Students and school groups challenge government to quickly deliver Arms Treaty
Earlier this month [15 June] more than 120 students from schools, colleges and universities across the UK met government ministers at the Foreign Office to demand tough new laws to control the Arms as...
Jun 29 2009 12:00 am
Tanzania: Burundian refugees must not be intimidated to return home
The Tanzanian authorities must ensure that thousands of Burundian refugees who have been living in the Mbatila camp are not sent back to their country under coercion, as suggested by recent reports re...
Jun 29 2009 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Shannon Airport used for torture flights - Irish government must investigate
The Irish government must admit that Shannon Airport was used as a launching pad for rendition operations by the CIA and act to ensure this can never happen again. The call came from Amnesty Internati...
Jun 29 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Journalists detained as news restrictions tighten
Call on the Iranian authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with the protestors The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since 12 June and who are at risk o...
Jun 29 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Detained political leaders at risk of torture
Call on the Iranian authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with the protestors Amnesty International is gravely concerned that several opposition leaders detained in the wake of the 12 June elec...
Jun 29 2009 12:00 am
Azerbaijan: New Amnesty report details abuses against journalists and clampdown on free speech as activists demonstrate at London embassy
Appeals for release of award-winning journalist A new report from Amnesty International today details assaults, harassment, intimidation and imprisonment of independent journalists in Azerbaijan. The...
Jun 26 2009 12:00 am
Thailand: Closed trial threatens justice
The Thai authorities should immediately allow a public trial for Darunee Charnchoengsilpakul, who is charged with violating Thailand’s ‘lese majeste’ law for allegedly insulting the monarchy, Amnesty...
Jun 26 2009 12:00 am
London protest calls for justice for imprisoned Iranian trade unionists
Workers from across London will be giving up their lunch hour today (Friday) to attend a protest outside the Iranian Embassy against its Government’s harsh treatment of trade unionists, something whic...
Jun 25 2009 12:00 am
Somalia: Amputation punishments are 'torture' says Amnesty
Amnesty International condemns the cross amputations carried out on four teenagers earlier today by al-Shabab armed militia in northern Mogadishu. Ali Mohamudi Geedi, Osmail Kalif Abdule, Jeylani Moha...
Jun 25 2009 12:00 am
Lunch hour protest by London's workers at crackdown in Iran
Workers from across London will be giving up their lunch hour tomorrow (Friday 26 June) to protest outside the Iranian Embassy in Kensington at the Iranian government’s harsh treatment of trade unioni...