Oct 29 2010 12:00 am
Italy urged to stop mass expulsions
Amnesty International is calling on the Italian authorities to investigate urgently whether 68 people rescued at sea and then forcibly returned to Egypt within 48 hours were given the opportunity to a...
Oct 29 2010 12:00 am
Egypt urged to release or charge opposition activists after new wave of arrests
Amnesty International is calling on the Egyptian authorities to release or charge all detained supporters of opposition groups ahead of next month's parliamentary elections, following a new wave of ar...
Oct 28 2010 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Amnesty urges king to stop execution of Sri Lankan domestic worker
Amnesty International has called on the King of Saudi Arabia to halt the execution of a young Sri Lankan woman who has lost her appeal against a death sentence for a murder committed when allegedly sh...
Oct 28 2010 12:00 am
Nigeria: Over 200,000 people risk being made homeless for urban development, warns Amnesty
Plans for urban development of waterfront areas in the Rivers State capital of Port Harcourt, Nigeria are being developed at the expense of making more than 200,000 people homeless, warns Amnesty Inte...
Oct 27 2010 12:00 am
Tariq Aziz should not be executed
Amnesty International today called on the Iraqi authorities not to execute former Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz and two other former officials sentenced to death by a Baghdad court. Tariq Aziz, Sa...
Oct 27 2010 12:00 am
Arizona execution: Need to investigate UK's supply of lethal injection drug
Responding to reports that a UK company supplied the drug used as part of the lethal injection in the execution earlier today of Jeffrey Landrigan, a prisoner in the state of Arizona in the United Sta...
Oct 26 2010 12:00 am
USA: Violations in Omar Khadr case must be addressed
“The fact that the military commission system falls short of international fair trial standards is not changed by a plea deal being reached in Omar Khadr’s case” - Rob Freer Amnesty International has...
Oct 23 2010 12:00 am
USA must investigate detainee abuse claims in Wikileaks files
Amnesty International today called on the USA to investigate how much US officials knew about the torture and other ill-treatment of detainees held by Iraqi security forces after new evidence emerged...
Oct 22 2010 12:00 am
Russia: Moscow's mayor urged to protect freedom of assembly
Amnesty International is calling on the new mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, to protect the right to peaceful assembly after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the city's recent banning of...
Oct 22 2010 12:00 am
India: government decision to reject Vedanta refinery expansion welcomed
Amnesty International has welcomed the Indian government's decision to reject plans for the expansion of an alumina refinery by a subsidiary of UK-based Vedanta Resources, in the state of Orissa. Indi...