Aug 22 2011 12:00 am
Death threat gay rights activist Belfast-bound

A gay rights activist from Uganda, who has faced repeated death threats in her home country, will be in Belfast on Thursday to deliver the Amnesty International Pride Lecture. Kasha Jacqueline...

Aug 21 2011 12:00 am
Iran: after 'mockery of justice' US hikers should be released

The Iranian authorities must release two US citizens following a deeply flawed trial, Amnesty International said today, after the men were sentenced to eight years in prison by a Tehran court on...

Aug 19 2011 12:00 am
Ivory Coast: Missing millions must reach Trafigura toxic waste victims

Amnesty International has today called on the new government of Ivory Coast to ensure that the compensation paid out by the oil-trading corporate group Trafigura reaches the thousands of victims...

Aug 19 2011 12:00 am
Syria: Human Rights Council must refer situation to International Criminal Court

As the Human Rights Council prepares to hold a special session on Syria on Monday (22 August), Amnesty International is urging the UN body to add its voice to calls for the UN Security Council to...

Aug 18 2011 12:00 am
Response to death of man after being struck by Taser in Cumbria

Amnesty International has today (17 August) reiterated its concern of the wider deployment of Tasers after a man living in Barrow, Cumbria died after he was struck by the weapon. Amnesty International...

Aug 18 2011 12:00 am
Bianca Jagger and Billy Bragg Belfast-bound to celebrate Amnesty International birthday

Two outspoken campaigners with very different backgrounds are set for Belfast this October to help Amnesty International celebrate its fiftieth birthday. Well-known human rights campaigner Bianca...

Aug 18 2011 12:00 am
Former Israeli and Palestinian combatants to visit Devon and London

Former Israeli and Palestinian combatants-turned-peace-activists will be visiting Devon and London in September. Sixteen members of the organisation “Combatants for Peace” will be taking part in...

Aug 17 2011 12:00 am
Response to death of man after being struck by taser in Cumbria

Amnesty International has today (17 August) reiterated its concern of the wider deployment of Tasers after a man living in Barrow, Cumbria died after he was struck by the weapon. Amnesty International...

Aug 16 2011 12:00 am
Malawi set for fresh anti-government protests

Malawians participating in nationwide protests planned for tomorrow (17 August) risk being killed or injured unless the authorities halt the use of live ammunition against anti-government...

Aug 16 2011 12:00 am
Cameroon: Release two men held for homosexuality

Authorities in Cameroon must immediately release two young men due to stand trial later this week (18 August) on charges of homosexuality and repeal the discriminatory law used to imprison them, said...