Sep 24 2009 12:00 am
Honduras: Rule of law in 'grave jeopardy'
Amnesty condemns police beatings and mass arrests Amnesty International has denounced the sharp rise in police beatings, mass arrests of demonstrators and intimidation of human rights defenders in Hon...
Sep 24 2009 12:00 am
Gaza: New letter to Miliband urges UK to fully support Goldstone report at United Nations
Report is ‘last best chance for justice’ - Tim Hancock In a new letter to the Foreign Secretary David Miliband, Amnesty International has urged him to ensure that the UK fully supports the recommendat...
Sep 23 2009 12:00 am
Keane musician bangs the drum for death row prisoner in Georgia, USA
Richard Hughes says case of death row inmate Troy Davis is ‘terrifying illustration’ of why death penalty is wrong A musician from best-selling rock band Keane is to accompany Amnesty International on...
Sep 22 2009 12:00 am
Sierra Leone: One in eight women risk dying during pregnancy or childbirth
On the eve of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s expected announcement of new finance packages devoted to improving healthcare in the developing world at the United Nations in New York, Amnesty In
Sep 21 2009 12:00 am
Indonesia: Repeal 'cruel' new stoning and caning law, says Amnesty
A new Indonesian bylaw that endorses stoning to death for adultery and up to 100 lashes for homosexuality should be repealed immediately. The local Islamic Criminal Code was passed by the Aceh Provinc...
Sep 21 2009 12:00 am
Indonesia: Repeal 'cruel' new stoning and caning law, says Amnesty
A new Indonesian bylaw that endorses stoning to death for adultery and up to 100 lashes for homosexuality should be repealed immediately, Amnesty International said today. The local Islamic Criminal C...
Sep 18 2009 12:00 am
Yemen: Saudi Arabia must assist refugees fleeing Sa'da fighting
Saudi Arabia must not close its borders to civilians fleeing the conflict raging in Yemen’s Sa’da region, Amnesty International has said in a letter addressed to the Minister of Interior. The warning...
Sep 18 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty questions human rights standards of P.S.N.I. training of Libyan police
Amnesty International today raised questions about the level of importance that the PSNI placed on human rights in their training of Libyan police. Media reports indicate that the PSNI and members of...
Sep 17 2009 12:00 am
Mexico: Prisoner of conscience freed after three years' imprisonment on fabricated charges
Amnesty International welcomes the release of Mexican prisoner of conscience Jacinta Francisco Marcial, who was held in prison for three years after being falsely accused of kidnapping six federal age...
Sep 15 2009 12:00 am
Spain must end incommunicado detention says Amnesty
Spain has one of the strictest detention regimes in Europe and is in breach of international human rights law, said Amnesty International today (15 September) in a new report. The report, Out of the s...