Aug 24 2011 12:00 am
Tasers: second man in eight days to die after being shocked with Taser
Responding to reports that a second man has died after being struck by a Taser, Amnesty International’s spokesperson Eulette Ewart said: “We don’t know the full circumstances surrounding the death of...
Aug 24 2011 12:00 am
Mauritania urged to revoke anti-slavery activists sentencing
Authorities in Mauritania must revoke jail sentences given to four anti-slavery activists who protested against the enslavement of a ten-year old girl, said Amnesty International. The four men, who be...
Aug 23 2011 12:00 am
Libya: warning over mounting risk to civilians in Tripoli
Amnesty International has warned that prolonged fighting in the Libyan capital Tripoli is seriously endangering civilian lives and has the potential to create a humanitarian crisis. Clashes between th...
Aug 23 2011 12:00 am
Cuba: 'Ladies in White' targeted with arbitrary arrest and intimidation
The Cuban authorities must end their intimidation of a group of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights campaigning for the release of political prisoners, Amnesty International sai...
Aug 23 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: New report condemns treatment of country's poorest
The Egyptian authorities and political parties must put the rights of the country's 12 million slum-dwellers at the top of their agenda if they are to meet the demands for social justice and human dig...
Aug 23 2011 12:00 am
Bahrain: military trial of prominent Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights activists 'deeply disturbing'
‘Civilians should never be tried before military courts’ - Malcolm Smart The Bahraini authorities’ decision to try two prominent Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights activists in...
Aug 22 2011 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty appeal to stop forced eviction of Dale Farm Irish Travellers
Amnesty International is calling on the UK authorities to stop a planned eviction in Essex that would leave up to 86 Irish Traveller families homeless or without adequate alternative housing. The loca...
Aug 22 2011 12:00 am
Final shortlist announced for Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award at Edinburgh Fringe
Amnesty International today (22 August) announced the final shortlist for its Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. The award, given to an outstanding play carrying a human rights messa...
Aug 22 2011 12:00 am
Angola: Thousands risk being evicted to make way for a road
Hundreds of families in Angola’s southern city of Lubango could be left destitute as authorities prepare to demolish their homes on Thursday to build a new road, warned Amnesty International today (22...
Aug 22 2011 12:00 am
Libya: civilians must be protected amid Tripoli fighting
Amnesty International has urged all sides in Libya to protect the rights of civilians and safeguard them from attack as forces of the National Transitional Council (NTC) continue to battle for control...