Aug 21 2009 12:00 am
Malaysia: Amnesty condemns caning sentence for woman who drank alcohol
Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing of a 32-year-old Malaysian woman to the cruel punishment of caning for the crime of drinking alcohol in public. On 20 July the Shariah High Court in...
Aug 20 2009 12:00 am
Tunisia: 'Plus ca change' No change on human rights, says Amnesty - New report
Other countries should avoid returning Tunisians to face abuse A year after it strongly criticised Tunisia for serious human rights in the name of “security”, Amnesty International has today (20 Augus...
Aug 20 2009 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Electoral media restrictions undermine democratic process
On the eve of the presidential elections in Afghanistan, Amnesty International has called on the Afghan government to reverse its ban on national and international media from reporting on cases of vio...
Aug 19 2009 12:00 am
Honduras: Amnesty reveals photographic evidence of brutal police violence against peaceful protesters
Amnesty International today published a series of exclusive photos and testimonies revealing serious ill-treatment of peaceful protesters by police and military in Honduras’ capital, Tegucigalpa. The...
Aug 19 2009 12:00 am
Arms exports: Human rights still under threat from lax arms controls
Responding to the findings of the Select Committees on Arms Export Controls’ report Amnesty International's Arms Programme Director Oliver Sprague said: "We welcome the Select Committees’ call upon th...
Aug 18 2009 12:00 am
Tasers: Serious concerns remain about 'extremely dangerous weapons'
Responding to the publication of new Home Office figures showing an increased use of Taser weapons by police forces in England and Wales, Amnesty International UK arms campaigner Oliver Sprague said:...
Aug 18 2009 12:00 am
Tasers: Amnesty questions the 'alarming disparity' in use of Tasers across the UK
Responding to the number of times Northumbria police have used the Taser, Amnesty International Arms Programme Director Oliver Sprague said: “Since we don’t know how or when the Taser was used, it’s i...
Aug 17 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty reveals one of the festival's strongest line-ups for Wednesday comedy gig
Amnesty International today revealed it’s near-complete line-up of great comedy names for the Stand Up For Freedom show at the Assembly Hall, at midnight on 19 August. One final, award-winning special...
Aug 13 2009 12:00 am
Mexico: Woman accused of kidnapping six agents named Amnesty prisoner of conscience
Amnesty International today [Tues 18 Aug] adopted 46-year-old Jacinta Marcial as a prisoner of conscience for being unfairly sentenced to 21 years in prison and demanded that the Mexican authorities r...
Aug 13 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty announces 'world's top intellectual coming to Belfast
Amnesty International has announced that one of the world’s leading intellectuals, Professor Noam Chomsky, will come to Belfast on 30 October to give the organisation’s annual lecture at the Ulster Ba...