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May 13 2010 12:00 am
Israeli government urged not to jail nuclear whistleblower again

Amnesty International is urging the Israeli government not to imprison nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is facing a return to jail within days. The Israeli Supreme Court ruled on 11 May...

May 13 2010 12:00 am
Hague in Washington: Afghan talks should safeguard Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's rights

Ahead of William Hague’s first trip to the United States as the new Foreign Secretary (Friday 14 May), Amnesty International is urging him to prioritise safeguarding Women's rights's rightss rights's...

May 12 2010 12:00 am
Uzbekistan: EU must press over Andizhan killings, five years on

Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Andizhan killings in Uzbekistan, Amnesty International has urged the European Union to strongly condemn the continued attacks on human rights defenders and...

May 12 2010 12:00 am
UK: New government must repair UK's reputation as justice champion, says Amnesty

Reacting to the appointment of a new UK government last night, Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said: “Amnesty International looks forward to working with the new UK government...

May 11 2010 12:00 am
Iran's execution of five tortured political prisoners condemned

Amnesty International today condemned the executions in Iran of four Kurdish political activists and another Iranian man, all convicted of “moharebeh” (enmity against God)”. The four Kurds – Farzad...

May 11 2010 12:00 am
Film-makers release from Iran prison urged in new Amnesty campaign

Cannes Jury invitee Ja’far Panahi detained since March Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of two Iranian filmmakers, Mohammad Ali Shirzadi and Ja'far Panahi...

May 10 2010 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: call for end to harassment of opponents after Roy Bennett acquittal

The Zimbabwe authorities must stop harassing political opponents and government critics, Amnesty International said today, following the acquittal of a critic of President Robert Mugabe accused of...

May 10 2010 12:00 am
Iranian authorities must end secrecy surrounding executions of Afgans, says Amnesty

Up to 3,000 Afghans may be on death row, say Afghan MPs Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to reveal how many Afghan nationals it is holding on death row amid reports 45 Afghans...

May 10 2010 12:00 am
India: Vedanta Orissa bauxite mine hearing resumes today

The official hearing on a challenge to the Indian government’s decision to grant environmental clearance to a Vedanta subsidiary’s bauxite mine in Niyamgiri, Orissa, is resuming at the National...

May 10 2010 12:00 am
Campaigners rally together to call for a 'bullet-proof' Arms Treaty

New Amnesty report on consequences of deadly irresponsible Arms Amnesty International today joined thousands of campaigners in more than 100 countries to call upon government leaders to develop a...