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Dec 29 2009 12:00 am
China: British man executed

Reacting to news that British man Akmal Shaikh was executed in China earlier this morning, Amnesty International Asia Programme Director Sam Zarifi said:"Akmal Shaikh's execution highlights the...

Dec 23 2009 12:00 am
Colombia: Amnesty condemns killing of Caquetá Governor

Amnesty International today condemned the kidnapping and killing of Luis Francisco Cuéllar Carvajal, Governor of the Colombian department of Caquetá in the south of the country.Luis Francisco Cuéllar...

Dec 22 2009 12:00 am
Lithuania: Discovery of CIA prisons should prompt further investigation

For the first time a European government has admitted that a secret “black site” existed on its territory, Amnesty International said today, after a Lithuanian parliamentary committee concluded that...

Dec 22 2009 12:00 am
Gaza’s civilians still unable to rebuild one year after ‘Operation Cast Lead’

New report accuses international community of ‘betrayal’Only 41 truckloads of construction materials allowed to enter since JanuaryHomes, schools, hospitals and water networks cannot be rebuiltThe...

Dec 22 2009 12:00 am
China: Execution date set for London man – Amnesty reaction

Akmal Shaikh, a 53-year-old father of five from north London facing execution in China, has had his execution date confirmed for 29 December, according to reports. Akmal, who is believed to be...

Dec 22 2009 12:00 am
China: Amnesty calls on Gordon Brown to urge Chinese Premier to stop execution of British man

Amnesty International today (22 December) called on Prime Minister Gordon Brown to urgently appeal to Chinese Premier Hu Jintao to stop a British man being executed in less than seven days from now...

Dec 21 2009 12:00 am
Amnesty International announces Salil Shetty as next Secretary General

Amnesty International has appointed Salil Shetty as its next Secretary General. Shetty, an Indian national, has been the Director of the United Nations’ Millennium Campaign for the past six years and...

Dec 18 2009 12:00 am
Ivory Coast: Stop attempt to defraud Trafigura toxic waste dump victims, urges Amnesty

An attempt to defraud victims of the Trafigura toxic waste dump disaster out of £31 million must be stopped, Amnesty International said today in an open letter. An organisation known as the National...

Dec 17 2009 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty presses 'send' on bill of rights campaign

Amnesty International has thrown its weight behind a new online campaign for a strong Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. Laura Plummer, an Amnesty International member from Downpatrick, today helped...

Dec 15 2009 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Flogging of 75-year-old woman for 'immorality' should be halted

Amnesty International is calling on the Saudi Arabian authorities to halt the flogging and imprisonment of a 75-year-old woman and two younger men for moral “crimes”.The Saudi Minister of Interior is...