Oct 01 2010 12:00 am
Thailand: Repeal or reform emergency legislation immediately
Thailand must cease invoking the Emergency Decree and the Internal Security Act, as they flout international human rights law and standards, Amnesty International said today. Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty...
Oct 01 2010 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Letter to King Abdullah urges commutation of 'sorcery' death sentence
Amnesty International has written to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia urging him to commute death sentences imposed on two men convicted of “sorcery”. Lebanese national ‘Ali Hussain Sibat and ‘Abdul Hami...
Oct 01 2010 12:00 am
DRC (Congo): Action needed to investigate a decade of crimes
The publication of the UN mapping report documenting gross human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a significant first step, but concrete action is needed to ensure that t...
Oct 01 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty dismayed at European Commission response to France's treatment of Roma
Amnesty International has expressed its extreme disappointment at the limited scope of measures adopted yesterday by the European Commission to address human rights violations against Roma people in F...
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...