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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...

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...

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...

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...

Sep 27 2010 12:00 am
ICC urged to decide on Gaza conflict investigation

Amnesty International has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to decide on whether it can investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 2008-9 conflict in...

Sep 27 2010 12:00 am
Belgrade Pride: Serbian government must take a stand against exclusion and intolerance

The Serbian authorities must ensure that the 2010 Belgrade Pride – the first in nearly 10 years – goes ahead unobstructed on 10 October in central Belgrade, Amnesty International said today. Activists...

Sep 26 2010 12:00 am
Syria: Detained female blogger at risk of torture

Frail 19-year-old held incommunicado without charge for nine months Amnesty International is demanding the release of a 19-year-old blogger and student detained in Syria without charge or access to...

Sep 24 2010 12:00 am
Gaza: UN Human rights council must ensure justice for victims after Goldstone findings

As the Human Rights Council prepares to consider - on 27 September - a report by a UN Committee of Independent Experts into domestic investigations into the 2008-9 conflict in Gaza and southern Israel...

Sep 24 2010 12:00 am
Burma: Plight of 'Saffron' Revolution political prisoners must not be forgotten

On the third anniversary of the violent crackdown on the “Saffron Revolution”, Amnesty International today renewed its call on the Burmese government to immediately and unconditionally free all...

Sep 22 2010 12:00 am
Yemen: Thousands in need of protection after fleeing military assault on suspected militants

Amnesty International has today urged the Yemeni authorities to take urgent measures to protect thousands of people displaced during a military operation against suspected al-Qa’ida militants in the...