Dec 20 2010 12:00 am
Iran: Hanging of 11 after bombing condemned as 'act of retaliation'
According to Iran’s Fars News Agency, the 11 men hanged at Zahedan Prison were connected with the People’s Resistance Movement of Iran (PRMI), or Jondallah, which claimed responsibility for the 15 Dec...
Dec 20 2010 12:00 am
Belarus: Clampdown on opposition must end
Amnesty International has condemned the violent dispersal of a mainly peaceful demonstration in the aftermath of Sunday’s presidential election in Belarus which was marred by irregularities. In what a...
Dec 17 2010 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty welcomes announcement on child abuse inquiry
Amnesty International has welcomed the announcement by the Northern Ireland Executive that it will hold an inquiry into historical institutional child abuse in the region. Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty In...
Dec 17 2010 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Amnesty calls on UK government to lead process to deliver Bill of Rights
Amnesty International has called on the UK Government to lead a political process to secure agreement on a Northern Ireland Bill of Rights. The call comes as the government published the responses rec...
Dec 16 2010 12:00 am
Kyrgyzstan: Ethnic bias hampering justice efforts six months after June violence
The Kyrgyzstani authorities are failing to provide justice for the thousands of victims of human rights abuses during four days of violent ethnic clashes which tore through southern Kyrgyzstan in June...
Dec 16 2010 12:00 am
Ivory Coast: Security forces kill at least nine unarmed demonstrators
Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that at least nine unarmed protesters were killed today [16 December] in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, during mass protests over a political deadlock following pre...
Dec 14 2010 12:00 am
Amnesty International welcomes Parliament report on Migration and Trafficking
Amnesty International today welcomed the new report on Migration and Trafficking produced by the Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee. The human rights group welcomed the comprehensive...
Dec 13 2010 12:00 am
War crimes arrests: Measures in police reform bill should be dropped
‘MPs should stand up for the victims of war crimes and torture’ - Kate Allen Amnesty International is calling for proposed measures to restrict the issuing of arrest warrants for suspected war crimina...
Dec 13 2010 12:00 am
Political comedy to be shown in parliament
On Tuesday 14 December, an award-winning political comedy show will be performed inside the Houses of Parliament for the first time. ‘Bussmann’s Holiday: The Worst Date Ever’ exposes the failure of th...
Dec 13 2010 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Wikileaks revelations strengthen case for public inquiry into Finucane killing
Amnesty international has said that revelations contained in US diplomatic cables leaked by the WikiLeaks website, strengthen the case for an independent public inquiry into the killing of Belfast sol...