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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...

Aug 27 2010 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Mass rape highlights failures in protection and justice

Amnesty International is appalled at the latest reports of the mass rape and other sexual violence committed in the Walikale region of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between 30 July...

Aug 26 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty activists detained at U2 concert in Moscow

Five Amnesty International activists were temporarily detained by police before a U2 concert in the Russian capital Moscow yesterday. The detained Amnesty International activists had been holding...

Aug 26 2010 12:00 am
'Roadkill' wins Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award at Edinburgh Festival

Amnesty International today (26 August) announced that Cora Bissett’s Roadkill, from Ankur Productions/Pachamama Productions for The Traverse Theatre, is the winner of the 2010 Amnesty International...