Sep 30 2010 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: 20,000 at risk of forced eviction
Amnesty International has urged thousands of activists to appeal to the Zimbabwean authorities to stop the pending evictions of up to 20,000 people from an informal settlement on the outskirts of Hara...
Sep 29 2010 12:00 am
Thailand: Amnesty calls for the immediate release of female online news editor
Amnesty International today called for the immediate release of an online news editor in Thailand – detained for a comment on her site that was neither written or posted by herself. Chiranuch Premchai...
Sep 29 2010 12:00 am
Tasers: Police must not be allowed to rely on 'discretion' to use unapproved weapons
Amnesty International has expressed grave concern that the Taser XREP projectile and X12 shot gun were used without having gone through the official weapons testing and approval process. The organisat...
Sep 29 2010 12:00 am
Saudia Arabia: As University of Ulster grants law doctorate to Saudi prince, Amnesty raises human rights concerns
Amnesty International response to the conferring of an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) on Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud of Saudi Arabia: Amnesty International's Northern Ireland programme director Pat...
Sep 29 2010 12:00 am
Prominent Iranian blogger jailed for more than 19 years
Amnesty International has today expressed concern over the sentencing of an Iranian-Canadian blogger to more than 19 years in prison for his online comments. According to the Iranian website Mashreghn...
Sep 28 2010 12:00 am
Roma forcibly returned to Kosovo from EU countries to face discrimination, says new Amnesty report
European Union (EU) countries should end the forcible return of Roma and other minorities to Kosovo, Amnesty International said in a report published today (28 September). “ No welcome anywhere: Stop...
Sep 28 2010 12:00 am
Iran: Students languish in jail as academic year starts
As the new academic year begins, many students are languishing in jail in Iran, while dozens more have been banned from study – all because they took part in peaceful demonstrations against the Govern...
Sep 28 2010 12:00 am
Ed Miliband speech: Amnesty welcomes human rights comments
Amnesty International has welcomed comments on human rights from the new Labour leader Ed Miliband in today’s conference speech. In his party conference speech Mr Miliband said his party had “too ofte...
Sep 28 2010 12:00 am
Dominican Republic should investigate abduction allegations against anti-kidnap police
Amnesty International is today urging the authorities in the Dominican Republic to investigate the whereabouts of Juan Almonte Herrera who is believed to have been abducted by anti-kidnapping police o...
Sep 28 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty comments on apparent split over authorisation for police use of Tasers
Amnesty International has highlighted an apparent split between Westminster and Holyrood Ministers over whether police forces require political authorisation before deploying new firearms to officers....