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Jul 30 2010 12:00 am
China convicts Uighur web managers on 'state security' charges

Amnesty International condemned the closed trial and conviction of three Uighur website managers on state security charges. Dilshat Perhat, web manager and owner of the Diyarim website was sentenced...

Jul 30 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty launches urban art at Edinburgh Festival with Live Graffiti performance

Amnesty International has teamed up with six cutting-edge graffiti artists from across Scotland to hold an exciting exhibition inspired by 'the fight for freedom of expression'. Each painting depicts...

Jul 29 2010 12:00 am
Latest Belfast murals tackle global poverty

The latest murals to grace the walls of Belfast don’t deal with local politics, but instead tackle head on the human rights abuses associated with global poverty. Two new murals, which will appear on...

Jul 29 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty urges States to support right to clean water and sanitation

Amnesty International today called on all UN members to uphold the rights to water and sanitation, after the General Assembly voted in favour of recognising the rights. The UN said an estimated 884...

Jul 28 2010 12:00 am
Japan: First executions for a year condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the execution of two Japanese men in the first death sentences carried out since the country's new government came to power last year. The two - Ogata Hidenori, 33...

Jul 27 2010 12:00 am
Greece must stop treating migrants as criminals: New Amnesty report

The Greek authorities should immediately review their policy of locking up asylum-seekers and irregular migrants, including many unaccompanied Children's rights, Amnesty International said in a new...

Jul 27 2010 12:00 am
Bianca Jagger to deliver 30,000 -name Amnesty petition to FTSE 100 company London AGM urging end to human rights abuses

Bianca Jagger will deliver an Amnesty International petition signed by over 30,000 people to the London AGM of FTSE 100-listed company Vedanta Resources on Wednesday 28 July, urging the company to...

Jul 26 2010 12:00 am
Ireland nearly there on gay equality, says Senator David Norris at start of Belfast Pride week

According to Irish Senator David Norris, Ireland, north and south, is “nearly there” in terms of achieving equality for gay people. Senator Norris, a prominent human rights campaigner in the Republic...

Jul 26 2010 12:00 am
Gaza conflict: Fresh call for accountability as UN's five-month evaluation period expires

Amnesty International has reiterated its call for accountability for alleged violations of international humanitarian and human rights law committed during the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel in...

Jul 26 2010 12:00 am
Cambodia: Duch sentence first step for justice for country's two million victims

Further convictions must follow, Amnesty says Amnesty International is urging a special court to redouble its efforts to prosecute Khmer Rouge-era criminals, following the landmark conviction today of...