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Jul 01 2010 12:00 am
New Amnesty chief calls on governments to respect rights of world's most vulnerable people

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s new Secretary General, today began his first full day in office by pledging to do all he can to ensure governments respect the rights of the world’s most...

Jul 01 2010 12:00 am
Iran: Fears for two Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights facing execution for adultery and 'enmity against God'

Amnesty International has made a new call on the Iranian authorities to immediately halt all executions and commute all death sentences as concern grows about two Women's rights's rightss rights's...

Jun 30 2010 12:00 am
UK Supreme Court ruling on armed forces human rights: Amnesty response

Amnesty International today (30 June) issued its reaction to today's decision by the Supreme Court, in the case of Smith v Secretary of State for Defence, that British soldiers on military service...

Jun 30 2010 12:00 am
Democratric Republic of Congo: even more deadly for rights activists

The situation for human rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo is becoming increasingly deadly, Amnesty International warned today [30 June] as the country celebrates its 50th...

Jun 30 2010 12:00 am
Cuba:'Climate of fear' created by restrictions on free expression

'In my opinion, the blogger movement in Cuba has become an excellent alternative form of free communication... I consider myself to be the voice in this dismal prison of those whose voices have been...

Jun 29 2010 12:00 am
Timor-Leste: Law allows amnesties for war criminals

Amnesty International is urging Timor-Leste to close a legal loophole that is allowing war crimes committed during the 1975-1999 Indonesian occupation to go unpunished. Crimes against humanity and...

Jun 29 2010 12:00 am
Spanish politicians urged to reject bans on full-face veils

Amnesty International is calling on law-makers in the Spanish region of Catalonia not to adopt a motion on Wednesday in favour of banning Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights...

Jun 29 2010 12:00 am
General Petraeus must focus on civilian protection in Afghanistan

General David Petraeus, the US commander set to take charge of NATO operations in Afghanistan, must redouble efforts to minimise civilian casualties during military operations there, Amnesty...

Jun 28 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty announces fantastic comedy line-up and campaign for jailed comedian at Edinburgh Festival

Amnesty International today (Monday 28th June) announced its sensational line-up for the famed Stand Up For Freedom comedy event at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Featuring 2009 award-winner Tim Key...

Jun 25 2010 12:00 am
Georgia, USA: case against death row man Troy Davis 'thin and tainted'

At the close of a crucial “evidentiary hearing” for Troy Davis, 41, a man who has been on death row in the US state of Georgia for nearly 19 years, Anne Emanuel, legal analyst for Amnesty...