Jan 31 2012 12:00 am
USA: Clarify basis for drone killings in Pakistan
The USA must disclose details of the legal and factual basis for the lethal use of drones in Pakistan, Amnesty International said today, after US President Barack Obama confirmed that the unmanned air...
Jan 31 2012 12:00 am
Somalia: killing of journalist 'Hassan Fantastic' highlights need for international community to call for justice
Second journalist in six weeks to be killed in Somalia Amnesty International has urged the international community to call on the Somali authorities to bring to justice those responsible for attacks o...
Jan 31 2012 12:00 am
Haiti: Dropping of Baby Doc case a disgrace says Amnesty International
Haiti’s judicial authorities have dealt yet another blow to the victims of the former leader Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, Amnesty International said today after the criminal case against the forme...
Jan 30 2012 12:00 am
Bahrain: Release woman activist convicted of listening to 'revolutionary music'
The Bahraini authorities must release the first woman activist to be convicted over her involvement in last year's pro-reform demonstrations, Amnesty International said today after a court rejected he...
Jan 27 2012 12:00 am
Bahrain: UK tear gas exports must be more closely scrutinised
Amnesty International has today criticised the UK’s decision to export tear gas to Bahrain – where multiple deaths have been caused as a result of the use of this weapon by the country’s security forc...
Jan 26 2012 12:00 am
London: Boris Johnson's 2012 Ethics Commisioner quits in row over Dow
The reputation of the London 2012 Olympic Games suffered a serious blow today after the resignation of ethics commissioner Meredith Alexander over her concerns about the sponsorship deal with Dow, a c...
Jan 26 2012 12:00 am
Bahrain's use of tear gas against protesters has caused multiple deaths
*Security forces’ tear gas use - including firing into peoples’ homes - questioned *Children's rights and the elderly amongst fatalities Bahrain must investigate more than a dozen deaths that followed...
Jan 26 2012 12:00 am
UK: Enforced removals report echoes Amnesty's concerns
Amnesty International has welcomed the report today by the Home Affairs select Committee into the “Rules governing enforced removals from the UK”. The report is yet another damning indictment of using...
Jan 26 2012 12:00 am
Libya: fresh reports of deaths of detainees amid widespread torture
‘It is horrifying to find that there has been no progress to stop the use of torture’ - Donatella Rovera Several detainees have died after being subjected to torture in Libya in recent weeks and month...
Jan 26 2012 12:00 am
Socks appeal! Campaign launched to highlight plight of Mexico migrants
Donations of a humble, yet vital, item of clothing are being asked for by Amnesty International to highlight the plight of the thousands of migrants travelling across Central America every year. When...