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Sep 29 2011 12:00 am
Campaign to keep Citizenship teaching, backed by Reggie Yates and 1.25 million

Young campaigner launches petition to protect the future of Citizenship education backed by celebrity DJ Reggie Yates and £1.25 million Amnesty International welcomed the launch of a massive new...

Sep 29 2011 12:00 am
Bahrain: long prison sentences against medics denounced as 'ludicrous'

Seven-minute court session hands down verdicts of up to 15 years to 20 health workers Amnesty International has denounced sentences against a group of doctors and other health workers as “ludicrous”...

Sep 29 2011 12:00 am
Commitments on child abuse welcome, but urgent action needed to give powers to statutory inquiry

NI Ministers urged to move more quickly to establish inquiry with proper powers of investigation Amnesty International has said that the proposals announced today by the Northern Ireland Executive to...

Sep 29 2011 12:00 am
Iran: Leading rights activist sentenced to 11 years

The 11-year sentence handed down to leading human rights activist Narges Mohammadi is another blatant attempt by the Iranian government to crush human rights organisations, said Amnesty International...

Sep 29 2011 12:00 am
Amnesty: Child abuse inquiry must have full powers to investigate

'NI Ministers must not betray child abuse victims', says Amnesty's Patrick Corrigan Amnesty International has issued a warning to Northern Ireland Executive Ministers not to betray the victims of...

Sep 28 2011 12:00 am
Bahrain: protestor convictions upheld at sham military trial

Today’s process lasted less than five minutes The decision today by a Bahrain military court to uphold guilty verdicts against a group of prominent opposition activists exposes yet again the inherent...

Sep 27 2011 12:00 am
UK: Use of Taser XREP in Raoul Moat case was 'deplorable'

Amnesty International has today (27 Sept) described the decision by the Northumbria police to use the unauthorised Taser X-Rep projectile during the apprehension of Raoul Moat as ‘deplorable’. The...

Sep 27 2011 12:00 am
Flogging sentence for Saudi Arabian woman after driving ban 'beggars belief'

The decision to sentence a woman to 10 lashes after she drove a car in Saudi Arabia demonstrates the scale of discrimination against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in the...

Sep 26 2011 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: vote for Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights no guarantee of rights

Saudi Arabia must take immediate steps to end all discrimination against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in the kingdom, Amnesty International said today following moves to...

Sep 26 2011 12:00 am
Egypt: fears grow for blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad, 34 days into hunger strike

‘It is deeply worrying that Egypt’s treatment of dissenters seems to have changed little since President Mubarak was in charge’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui The Egyptian authorities must immediately and...