May 31 2010 12:00 am
Israeli killings of Gaza ship activists must be investigated
Amnesty International has called for Israel to launch an immediate credible and independent investigation into the killing by its armed forces of at least 10 activists on boats protesting the Israeli...
May 31 2010 12:00 am
Israeli authorities urged to commission international inquiry
Amnesty International interim Secretary General called for an international inquiry into the deaths caused by the raid on the aid flotilla in international waters outside Gaza today. “Given the intern...
May 28 2010 12:00 am
Jamaica violence: Investigation must be thorough
Amnesty International has called for a thorough investigation into the deaths of dozens of people during the recent security operation in Kingston, Jamaica to arrest an alleged drug dealer. Amnesty In...
May 26 2010 12:00 am
Scotland should lead the way in promoting human rights
Amnesty launches Annual Report of human rights worldwide Torture in 111 countries, free speech curbs in 96, unfair trials in 55 The Scottish Government should make the protection of human rights a pri...
May 26 2010 12:00 am
Report 2010: Global justice gap condemns millions to abuse
Torture in 111 countries, free speech curbs in 96, unfair trials in 55 A global justice gap is being made worse by power politics despite a landmark year for international justice, said Amnesty Intern...
May 26 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty warns governments are not above the law; mixed 2010 human rights report on Northern Ireland
Torture in 111 countries, free speech curbs in 96, unfair trials in 55, prisoners of conscience in 48 Three deaths of security force members in Northern Ireland, mixed progress on historical public in...
May 25 2010 12:00 am
UN move to withdraw from Chad puts thousands at risk
An imminent UN Security Council resolution to withdraw peacekeeping troops from eastern Chad will put the safety of thousands of refugees and other vulnerable groups at risk, Amnesty International has...
May 24 2010 12:00 am
UK: Proposed torture inquiry must be independent, impartial and thorough
In response to the announcement by the UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, confirming that the UK government will hold an inquiry into allegations of UK complicity in torture and other human rights a...
May 20 2010 12:00 am
Malawi: Couple sentenced to 14 years hard labour for 'gross indecency'
The fourteen year sentence imposed on a Malawian couple convicted of “gross indecency” and “unnatural acts” is an outrage, Amnesty International said today. Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were...
May 19 2010 12:00 am
French politicians urged to reject ban on full face veils
Amnesty International is calling on French law-makers to reject a draft law banning the wearing of full face veils in public, which was adopted by the government and put before Parliament today. The p...