Jul 01 2009 12:00 am
Russia: Ongoing abuses in North Caucasus lend lie to 'Normalisation' claim - New report
Ongoing human rights abuses in Chechnya, Ingushetia and other parts of the North Caucasus “lend the lie” to claims made by the Russia authorities that the region is generally reverting to “normal” aft...
Jul 01 2009 12:00 am
Nigeria: New Amnesty report exposes human rights abuses by Shell and other oil companies
Amnesty challenges new Shell CEO to make good in his first 100 days “If you want to go fishing, you have to paddle for about four hours through several rivers before you can get to where you can catch...
Jul 01 2009 12:00 am
Honduras: Human rights and rule of law at serious risk, warns Amnesty
Amnesty International today said that Honduran President Manuel Zelaya must be able to return to Honduras immediately, without conditions and safely. Kerrie Howard, Americas Deputy director at Amnesty...
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...