Oct 30 2009 12:00 am
World's biggest Armsrs promise global arms treaty
Today at the United Nations after years of discussions and debates, the vast majority of governments – 153 in total – agreed a timetable to establish a "strong and robust" Arms Treaty (ATT) with the "...
Oct 30 2009 12:00 am
Tunisia: Post-election assault on journalists signals 'no let-up in repression'
The assault of two independent journalists in Tunisia and the arrest of a third in the wake of last week’s elections must be punished, Amnesty International said today. Amnesty International Middle Ea...
Oct 30 2009 12:00 am
Noam Chomsky Belfast lecture warns of right-wing threat and urges popular actions to fight poverty
Professor Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s leading intellectuals, is expected to warn that the far-right may take advantage of growing inequality and will urge people to organise against poverty, as h...
Oct 30 2009 12:00 am
Noam Chomsky Belfast lecture warns of right-wing threat and urges popular action to fight poverty
Professor Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s leading intellectuals, is expected to warn that the far-right may take advantage of growing inequality and will urge people to organise against poverty, as h...
Oct 30 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Overturn British embassy worker sentence, says Amnesty
Amnesty International today (30 October) urged the Iranian authorities to overturn the reported four-year prison sentence imposed on a British embassy worker. Hossein Rassam, the chief political analy...
Oct 30 2009 12:00 am
Death Penalty: Gregory Campbell is wrong to defend cruelty of Iran, Saudi Arabia and China
Amnesty International today strongly criticised a call made by Gregory Campbell MP for the use of the death penalty in the UK and internationally. Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland Programme Di...
Oct 29 2009 12:00 am
Sudan: Prisoner who died in custody bore the marks of torture
Amnesty International said the Sudanese government was responsible for the death and ill-treatment of a prisoner who died from tuberculosis in police custody last week. Ahmed Suleiman Sulman died on 2...
Oct 29 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Woman at risk of being stoned to death after being driven into prostitution by poverty
Kobra Babaei, an Iranian woman, is feared to be at imminent risk of stoning to death. Her husband Rahim Mohammadi was hanged for “sodomy” on 5 October. According to an interview given by the couple’s...
Oct 28 2009 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: 'On brink of sliding back into violence' warning
Amnesty International is warning that Zimbabwe is on the brink of sliding back into the post-election violence that marred the country last year, risking undermining the stability brought about by the...
Oct 28 2009 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Two journalists receive death threats following Channel 4 video broadcast
The Sri Lankan authorities must act to ensure the safety of two female editors at a national newspaper who received death threats last week, Amnesty International said today. The organisation also cal...