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Mar 17 2010 12:00 am
Afghanistan:US Special Forces must be fully accountable

New US military measures to control the activities of US Special Operations forces in Afghanistan are a welcome step but more needs to be done to improve accountability for civilian casualties of...

Mar 16 2010 12:00 am
Pressure mounts on UK-based FTSE 100 company Vedanta as rights abuses revealed in new Indian environment ministry report, says Amnesty

Pressure is increasing on UK-based FTSE 100 company Vedanta to stop abusing human rights in their bauxite mining and alumina refinery projects in India, said Amnesty International today, after India's...

Mar 16 2010 12:00 am
Grazia editors to run London Marathon to help Amnesty's campaign for mums

Grazia magazine editor Jane Bruton and Deputy Editor Marianne Jones today (16 March) announced that they are running the 2010 Virgin London Marathon in support of Amnesty International’s campaign to...

Mar 16 2010 12:00 am
Argentina: 15-year-old girl denied abortion after being raped by step father

Amnesty International says verdict violates girl’s human rights A 15-year-old girl, who is pregnant after being raped by her step-father, has been denied the right to an abortion by a court in...

Mar 15 2010 12:00 am
Tunisia: Government must end harassment of former political prisoners- New report

‘There’s a climate of fear among my family members, the neighbours and my friends, who do not dare to visit us’ - former prisoner Abdelkarim Harouni Amnesty International called on Tunisia’s President...

Mar 15 2010 12:00 am
Stern on rape: Review welcomed but 'blame culture' persists

Responding to today’s publication of a review by Baroness Stern into how rape is dealt with by the police in England and Wales, Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: “We welcome Baroness...

Mar 15 2010 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Secret list reveals government's media hit list

Journalist included in leaked secret service memo A leaked list – believed to be compiled by the Sri Lankan intelligence unit – has revealed the names of 35 leading journalists and NGO officers of...

Mar 15 2010 12:00 am
Cardinal Brady revelations underline need for Northern Ireland inquiry into institutional child abuse

The revelations that Cardinal Brady was involved in a failure to notify the civil authorities of the serial child abuse of Northern Ireland priest Fr Brendan Smyth underlines the need for an inquiry...

Mar 12 2010 12:00 am
Pakistan: Amnesty International condemns armed attack on World Vision staff

Insurgent groups must end the policy of targeting international and national humanitarian agencies which are trying to provide help and assistance to Pakistan’s poor, said Amnesty International today...

Mar 12 2010 12:00 am
Kenya: Investigation into alleged police killing must be impartial

Amnesty International has called for the promised investigation into the alleged killing by Kenyan police of seven men to be impartial, independent and for the results to be made public. On Wednesday...