Nov 30 2010 12:00 am
Six months on: Little sign of improvement in Gaza since Israeli easing of blockade, shows report from aid and human rights groups
Amnesty International UK – Broederlijk Delen – CAFOD – CCFD-Terre Solidaire – Christian Aid – Church of Sweden – Cordaid – Diakonia – Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network – Handicap International –...
Nov 30 2010 12:00 am
Iran: Footballer's wife to be executed tomorrow
Amnesty International is calling on the Iranian authorities to halt immediately the imminent execution of Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of a prominent Iranian footballer. Amnesty International supp...
Nov 30 2010 12:00 am
Egypt: election violence must be investigated
Amnesty International has called on the Egyptian authorities to fully investigate the deaths, violence and other human rights abuses that marred Sunday’s parliamentary elections. At least eight people...
Nov 29 2010 12:00 am
UK controls on lethal injection drug welcome, but repeats likely unless better controls introduced
Reacting to news today that the UK is to introduce export controls on Sodium Thiopental, a drug used in executions by lethal injection in the US, Amnesty International’s Programme Director on Arms Con...
Nov 29 2010 12:00 am
Swiss deportation referendum success puts human rights at risk
Amnesty International is urging the Swiss authorities at all levels not to enforce the deportation of foreigners convicted of certain criminal offences if this will result in human rights violations,...
Nov 29 2010 12:00 am
Send a card and make an impact this season with Amnesty
Send a card and make an impact this season with Amnesty With days before the final posting date for Christmas deliveries, Amnesty International is urging card-writers across the UK to add an extra nam...
Nov 29 2010 12:00 am
Isle of Sheppey pupil scoops national Amnesty award
Stacey Baxter from the Isle of Sheppey Academy was today named as the winner of the inaugural Amnesty International/AQA Award. Stacey, who lives in Granville Road in Sheerness, sat AQA’s A level Citiz...
Nov 26 2010 12:00 am
Landmark enforced disappearances convention to enter into force
Amnesty International today called on all states – including the UK - to commit themselves to end enforced disappearances, following news that a landmark treaty aimed at preventing the practice will c...
Nov 26 2010 12:00 am
Guatemala: Former minister accused over killings must be brought to justice
The Guatemalan authorities’ failure to file the correct paperwork has allowed a former interior minister wanted for the extrajudicial execution of prisoners in his homeland to walk free from Spanish c...
Nov 26 2010 12:00 am
Egypt: Authorities urged to safeguard rights during elections
Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian authorities to ensure that all candidates and voters are not harassed or intimidated by security forces, supporters of the ruling party and others du...