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Jan 20 2012 12:00 am
Spain: Trial of judge is a 'blow to human rights', says Amnesty

“It seems the search for truth, justice and reparation for past crimes under international law in Spain is being held hostage to this trial based on outrageous charges” The Spanish Supreme Court’s...

Jan 20 2012 12:00 am
Edinburgh must use influence to halt draconian anti-gay law

Campaigners call on Lord Provost to use 'twinning arrangement' with St Petersburg Amnesty International Scotland, Equality Network, Scottish Youth Parliament and NUS Scotland LGBT have all called on...

Jan 20 2012 12:00 am
Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live' tour to support Amnesty's work

During 2012 Roger Waters’ “The Wall Live” tour will provide support for Amnesty International’s campaigning on the Middle East and North Africa. The singer, a longstanding supporter of the human...

Jan 19 2012 12:00 am
Four-CD collection of Bob Dylan songs for Amnesty released in UK on 6 February

A four-CD compilation of Bob Dylan cover songs is being released in the UK on 6 February. The release, on the Universal Record label and on iTunes, is called Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan...

Jan 18 2012 12:00 am
Gambia must release four activists jailed for distributing anti-government T-shirts

Amnesty International today called for the immediate release of four activists arrested over the distribution of T-shirts calling for an end to dictatorship in Gambia. One activist, Dr Amadou Scattred...

Jan 18 2012 12:00 am
Gibson Detainee Inquiry 'was never fit for purpose'

Today’s announcement that the UK government has decided to conclude the work of the Detainee Inquiry, provides an opportunity to address the failures of the current system and establish an inquiry...

Jan 17 2012 12:00 am
Abu Qatada ruling: ban on torture evidence welcomed, but diplomatic assurances 'alarming setback'

Amnesty International has welcomed today’s ruling from the European Court of Human Rights halting the planned deportation of Abu Qatada over torture evidence fears, but warned that the court’s ruling...

Jan 16 2012 12:00 am
County Down campaigners celebrate success after Burma prisoner release

Human rights campaigners in County Down are celebrating today as it has been confirmed that three prisoners of conscience for whose release the group have been campaigning are among the dissidents who...

Jan 13 2012 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Shi'a protester death must be investigated

The Saudi Arabian authorities should launch an independent investigation into the death of a Shi’a protester who was killed during a demonstration in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Issam Muhammad...

Jan 13 2012 12:00 am
Tunisia: one year after Ben Ali, human rights reform still needed

Tunisia's interim government is yet to deliver the comprehensive human rights reform that protesters were calling for a year ago, Amnesty International said today. A year after former President Zine...