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Sep 01 2009 12:00 am
Iraq: 1,000 people face execution

More than 1,000 people face execution in Iraq, said Amnesty International today (1 September), as it published a new report on the extensive imposition of death sentences in the country.Some 150 of...

Aug 28 2009 12:00 am
UK: Families and activists call for an end to disappearances

On the eve of the International Day of the Disappeared (30 August), Amnesty International expressed dismay at the UK Government’s failure to sign a United Nations Convention that could bring justice...

Aug 28 2009 12:00 am
Palace of The End wins Amnesty Freedom of expression award at Edinburgh Festival

Amnesty International today announced that Palace of the End by Judith Thompson has won its prestigious Freedom of Expression Award . The production was by the Royal Exchange Theatre Company...

Aug 27 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty International and Mainstream Publishing launch collection of short stories by some of the world's greatest fiction writers to mark 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Today at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Amnesty International and Mainstream Publishing will jointly launch a collection of short stories by top writers, to celebrate 60 years of the...

Aug 25 2009 12:00 am
Philippines: Displaced people at great risk despite ceasefire

Philippines has one of highest numbers of displaced people in the world; new report reveals ongoing arrests, beatings and electro-shock tortureMore than 200,000 civilians in central Mindanao are still...

Aug 25 2009 12:00 am
Human rights proclaimed a major theme of the festival as Amnesty International announces Freedom of Expression Award shortlist

Amnesty International (today) announced that four plays have been short listed for its prestigious Freedom of Expression Award . They are: The Chronicles of Long Kesh by Martin Lynch (Green Shoots...

Aug 25 2009 12:00 am
CIA torture findings: full-scale investigation needed

Responding to the release of a report into the torture of detainees by CIA operatives, Amnesty International USA executive director Larry Cox said:"Fresh revelations that CIA agents carried out mock...

Aug 24 2009 12:00 am
Taser: Amnesty alarmed at claims that Home Office is considering new taser that fires electric bullets

In response to claims that the Home Office is considering issuing UK police forces with the new wireless stun gun called the Taser X-REP, Amnesty International UK’s Arms Programme Director, Oliver...

Aug 24 2009 12:00 am
Netanyahu visit: Gordon Brown should oppose illegal settlements

Silence about illegal settlements would ‘make mockery’ of international lawAhead of his meeting with Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Amnesty International has called on Gordon Brown to...

Aug 24 2009 12:00 am
Bangladesh: Do not extend army act to Bangladesh rifle suspects

The Government of Bangladesh is seeking an endorsement from the highest court of the country that the 1952 Army Act can be extended to cover Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel accused of killing dozens...