Jun 25 2009 12:00 am
Guinea-Bissau: Do not violate human rights during the election warns Amnesty
On the eve of Presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau on Sunday 28 June, Amnesty International calls on candidates, the government and the security forces to publicly commit to respect human rights du...
Jun 24 2009 12:00 am
Somalia: Al-Shabab should not carry out amputations
Amnesty International is calling on the Al-Shabab armed group not to carry out amputations on four men who have been accused of robbery. The four young men were sentenced on 22 June to cross-amputatio...
Jun 24 2009 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Alleged child offenders face execution, man faces beheading and crucifixion
* Crucifixion means decapitated body and head to be displayed on pole in public * One man’s sentence increased from five years to 20 years to death Amnesty International has issued urgent appeals for...
Jun 24 2009 12:00 am
Indonesia: Police torture and bribery with impunity exposed in new report
A new report released today (24 June) from Amnesty International reveals a pattern of widespread torture, sexual abuse and exploitation and ill treatment of suspects during arrests, interrogation and...
Jun 24 2009 12:00 am
China: Liu Xiaobo arrest condemned by Amnesty International
Amnesty International today (24 June) condemned the formal arrest of prominent scholar and activist Liu Xiaobo on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” on 23 June. The People’s Daily repor...
Jun 24 2009 12:00 am
Bagram abuse allegations: Full 'war on terror' inquiry needed
Newly released interviews with former Bagram detainees by the BBC are a timely reminder of the continuing need for accountability, transparency and for the human rights of those held by the USA in Afg...
Jun 23 2009 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan asks Zimbabwe's PM to prioritise human rights
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai told Amnesty International's Secretary-General Irene Khan that the direction for reform had been set and committed to ensuring the implementation of the hum...
Jun 23 2009 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Returning Roma face catalogue of human rights violations at home
Noting the return of members of the Roma community to their home country Romania, after being forced from their homes by racially-motivated attacks in Belfast, Amnesty International has warned of a ca...
Jun 23 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty International at the Edinburgh Festival 2009
Amnesty International brings another packed programme to the Edinburgh Festival this year, underlining its long-term work with festival-goers to protect the right to freedom of expression around the w...
Jun 22 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Stop using Basij militia to police demonstrations
Call on the Iranian authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with the protestors Following reports from Iran that members of the Basij militia have used excessive force against demonstrators, and...