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...
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 Nabages...
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 charg...
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 affec...
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 refe...
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 Jagg...
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 speci...
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...