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Sep 01 2010 12:00 am
Mexico: Amnesty welcomes the release of prisoner of conscience Raul Hernandez

Amnesty International welcomes the release of prisoner of conscience Raúl Hernández who was imprisoned for more than two years in Guerrero state, southern Mexico on fabricated criminal charges...

Sep 01 2010 12:00 am
Gruffalo author launches Amnesty's new primary resource

The author of the iconic Children's rights’s book the Gruffalo was on hand earlier today to help Amnesty International launch two new education resources at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in...

Sep 01 2010 12:00 am
Bosnia and Herzegovina must reject Burqa ban

Amnesty International is urging the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina to reject a draft law prohibiting wearing in public clothes which prevent identification set to be debated tomorrow. Amnesty...

Aug 31 2010 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Armed police torch homes of 250 people in Harare

Amnesty International has called on the Government of Zimbabwe to protect some 250 people who were forcibly evicted before their homes and most of their possessions were set alight during a night raid...

Aug 31 2010 12:00 am
Rwanda: 'Living in fear of saying the wrong thing'

New Amnesty report criticises vague Rwanda laws Amnesty International has today [31 August] urged Rwanda’s new government to review its vague laws of ‘genocide ideology’ and ‘sectarianism’ which can...

Aug 27 2010 12:00 am
Nigeria: Police refuse to investigate attack on 77-year old man

Amnesty has expressed dismay at the police authorities’ refusal to investigate an attack on a 77-year old man which caused him to lose an eye. Oliver Igwe – father of the human rights defender Leo...

Aug 27 2010 12:00 am
Mexico government must act now to end kidnapping and killings of migrants

Amnesty International is gravely concerned at the mass killing of 72 irregular migrants near Mexico's northern border in Tamaulipas state, apparently by members of the drug trafficking gang, the Zetas...

Aug 27 2010 12:00 am
Kenya: Refusal to arrest Sudanese president is 'regrettable'

Amnesty International has criticised the Kenyan government for its failure to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir during his visit to the country to join celebrations ushering in Kenya’s new...

Aug 27 2010 12:00 am
France urged to end stigmatisation of Roma and travellers

Amnesty International today expressed deep concern about recent statements and measures taken by the French authorities that appear to target Roma and Travellers. The organisation is troubled that...

Aug 27 2010 12:00 am
Desmond Tutu lends a hand to Aung San Suu Kyi

Tutu writes the detained Burmese leader’s name on his hand and adds his photograph to Amnesty’s campaign to free Burma’s political prisoners Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Chair of The Elders, has given his...