Nov 18 2009 12:00 am
Guantanamo: There should be no more 'political football' over closure and trials
The US government must redouble efforts to resolve the future of detainees still held at Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International has said today, after President Barack Obama admitted his administration...
Nov 18 2009 12:00 am
Decision to allow secret proceedings in Guantanamo compensation case condemned
Amnesty International has today expressed its deep disappointment after a High Court judge ruled this morning that British intelligence services facing a civil lawsuit over alleged complicity in the i...
Nov 18 2009 12:00 am
Australia: Government must overturn law which discriminates against Aboriginal people
Slamming decades of failure by Australian governments to address the dire living conditions and discrimination faced by many of the country’s Indigenous peoples, Amnesty International’s Secretary Gene...
Nov 18 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty Condemns RBS over funding of cluster bombs
Report shows Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) invests millions in the producers of these shameful and indiscrimate weapons The Royal Bank of Scotland, together with other well known high street financial...
Nov 18 2009 12:00 am
Afghanistan: New warning about human rights ahead of inauguration
Ahead of tomorrow’s inauguration of Hamid Karzai as Afghan president, Amnesty International is urging Mr Karzai to prioritise human rights and the rule of law in his second term to strengthen the coun...
Nov 17 2009 12:00 am
Egypt: New report castigates government over rockslide deaths
“Egypt’s poor should not have to live … with the threat of being buried alive” - Malcolm Smart The Egyptian authorities must take immediate steps to protect Cairo’s poorest inhabitants living in desig...
Nov 16 2009 12:00 am
UK: Hold a tea party on the radio
Amnesty International is appealing to local radio programmes to hold a tea party in the studio over the next three weeks, to mark the launch of its new AMNESTEA fundraising drive. All over the country...
Nov 16 2009 12:00 am
Iran: Authorities must stop imminent execution of Kurdish man
The Iranian authorities must halt the imminent execution of Sherko Moarefi, a Kurdish man convicted of “enmity against God” over his alleged membership of a proscribed Kurdish organisation, Amnesty In...
Nov 16 2009 12:00 am
Afghanistan: US-held prisoners must be allowed rights
Fresh call as new US prison at Bagram is unveiled The Obama administration must revise its detention policies in Afghanistan, Amnesty International, Human Rights First, and Human Rights Watch have sai...
Nov 13 2009 12:00 am
China: Obama must press China to uphold human rights
President Obama must use his first official visit to China to urge the authorities to reverse the sharp rise in human rights violations in the country, Amnesty International said today (13 November)....