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Sep 01 2011 12:00 am
Libya: pro-Gaddafi forces left 29 detainees in hot metal containers - 19 died

* 29 left to die in two shipping containers in 40-degree heat, only 10 survived Pro al-Gaddafi left 29 detainees to suffocate while locked inside metal containers in the sweltering June heat in north...

Sep 01 2011 12:00 am
UK banks and cluster bombs: RBS announces u-turn

Amnesty International today welcomed the Royal Bank of Scotland’s announcement that it will stop investing in companies which produce cluster bombs. The bank also announced its commitment to work with...

Aug 31 2011 12:00 am
Ethiopia: opposition leaders detained after meetings with Amnesty delegates

Amnesty delegates photographed by secret service and expelled from country Two Ethiopian opposition leaders have been arrested after meeting an Amnesty International delegation, which was afterwards...

Aug 31 2011 12:00 am
Libya: fears for detainees held by anti-Gaddafi forces

Black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans particularly at risk People suspected of having fought for Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi, in particular black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans, are at high risk of...

Aug 30 2011 12:00 am
Syria: New report shows at least 88 deaths in custody during protests

At least 88 people are believed to have died in detention in Syria during five months of bloody repression of the country’s pro-reform protests, a new Amnesty International report reveals today. The...

Aug 30 2011 12:00 am
Sudan: Horror unfolding in Southern Kordofan

The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) are indiscriminately bombing civilian areas in the Nuba Mountains region of Southern Kordofan and preventing aid from reaching desperate displaced people, Amnesty...

Aug 26 2011 12:00 am
Libya: detainees killed by Gaddafi loyalists - new evidence uncovered by Amnesty International

Amnesty International has uncovered evidence that forces loyal to Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi have killed numerous detainees being held at two military camps in Tripoli on 23 and 24 August. Eyewitness...

Aug 26 2011 12:00 am
Amnesty TV gets serious with comedy

London, 26th August 2011: In the fourth episode of Amnesty TV, which goes live today, comedians take time out at Edinburgh Festival to bring viewers exclusive material about the big human rights...

Aug 26 2011 12:00 am
Thousands urge Royal Bank of Scotland to stop investing in cluster bomb producing companies

More than 10,000 people across the UK have directly emailed the Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in just over a week demanding that RBS stops investing in companies that produce...

Aug 25 2011 12:00 am
New arrest for Anna Politkovskaya's murder - Step in the right direction, says Amnesty

The arrest of a former senior Russian police official in connection with the murder of journalist and human rights defender Anna Politkovskaya in 2006 is a major step forward, Amnesty International...