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Jul 31 2009 12:00 am
Trinidad and Tobago: First execution in ten years threatened

Amnesty International is calling on the authorities in Trinidad and Tobago not to execute a man who is accused of killing his sister-in-law. Ronald Tiwarie was sentenced to death on the Caribbean...

Jul 31 2009 12:00 am
South Korea: Police use tasers and liquified tear gas against 800 striking car workers

Amnesty International today (31 July) called on the South Korean government to ensure that striking workers at Ssangyong Motor plant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi province have immediate and unimpeded...

Jul 31 2009 12:00 am
Scotland: Record enteries for Amnesty Fringe award as nomination close

Amnesty International has announced a record number of entries for its Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. As the nominations closed this weekend, 51 productions had entered for the...

Jul 31 2009 12:00 am
China: Amnesty demands release of earthquake activist facing secret trial on Wednesday

The Chinese authorities should drop the politically-motivated prosecution against Sichuan-based human rights activist Huang Qi and release him immediately and unconditionally, said Amnesty...

Jul 29 2009 12:00 am
Iraq: Camp Ashraf residents attacked

Amnesty International is seriously concerned at recent attacks by Iraqi forces on unarmed residents of Camp Ashraf which left several people injured and led to the arrest of at least eight others...

Jul 28 2009 12:00 am
Irish gay people being treated like second-class citizens

Amnesty International Ireland Executive Director Colm O’Gorman is to say the Irish Government’s proposed Civil Partnership Bill would create “a second-class form of marriage for what the Government...

Jul 28 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Joint statement by Shirin Ebadi and Irene Khan

Find out more about the current situation in Iran The human rights crisis in Iran is deepening daily and next week’s expected inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term as president may...

Jul 27 2009 12:00 am
U2 join forces with Amnesty to give Aung San Suu Kyi prestigious award

Burmese leader named Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Amnesty International today gave Aung San Suu Kyi is most prestigious honour – the “Ambassador of Conscience” Award for 2009...

Jul 27 2009 12:00 am
Nicaragua: Shocking abortion ban denies life-saving treatment to girls and Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights

Read the report: 'The Total Abortion Ban In Nicaragua' (PDF)Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights, denying...

Jul 23 2009 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Thousands face mass eviction in Harare

Thousands of people across the capital of Zimbabwe face the threat of mass eviction from homes and forced removal from their market stalls, according to Amnesty International. The organisation’s...