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Jan 13 2012 12:00 am
Northern Ireland: Welcome step by high court in Patrick Finucane case

Amnesty International is calling on the UK government to ensure accountability for the 1989 killing of Belfast solicitor Patrick Finucane after today's ruling by the High Court in Northern Ireland...

Jan 13 2012 12:00 am
Statement on David Cameron's Saudi Arabia visit

‘There is shocking disrespect for basic human rights in Saudi Arabia’ - Tim Hancock As the Prime Minister David Cameron today visits Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International issued a new five-page briefing...

Jan 13 2012 12:00 am
Burma: Political prisoner release 'major step' but gates must open 'even wider'

The release of at least 130 political prisoners in Burma today – including well-known dissidents Htay Kywe, U Khun Htun Oo, Min Ko Naing, and U Gambira – is a significant move, Amnesty International...

Jan 12 2012 12:00 am
Announcement on prosecutions underlines detainee inquiry's 'paramount importance'

Responding to today’s announcement from the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Metropolitan Police Service that the Crown Prosecution Service will not be charging identified individuals employed...

Jan 12 2012 12:00 am
Abu Dhabi: First Minister trade visit is opportunity to raise human rights

Ahead of next week's visit by Scotland's First Minister to Abu Dhabi, Amnesty International has called on Mr Salmond to stand by his election pledge that 'Scotland stands for human rights' and not let...

Jan 11 2012 12:00 am
Israel's new detention law violates rights of asylum-seekers

A new Israeli law allowing for the automatic and lengthy detention of asylum-seekers flies in the face of international law, Amnesty International has said. Yesterday the Israeli parliament passed the...

Jan 11 2012 12:00 am
Guantanamo: 'toxic legacy' for human rights slammed - new report

*Former UK resident Shaker Aamer is one of 171 still at camp - new letter to Hillary Clinton demands fair trial or release The failure of the US government to close the detention facility at...

Jan 11 2012 12:00 am
Guantanamo: 'Toxic rule of law', Amnesty tells US Consul General in Belfast

The failure of the US government to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay is leaving a toxic legacy for human rights, Amnesty International said on the tenth “anniversary” (11 January 2011)...

Jan 09 2012 12:00 am
Yemeni parliament should reject amnesty law granting immunity to President Saleh

‘This is a smack in the face for justice’ - Philip Luther Amnesty International has urged the Yemeni parliament to reject a draft law granting President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his aides immunity from...

Jan 09 2012 12:00 am
Middle East protest movements 'have proved astonishingly resilient' - Report summarises historic year

Warning over ‘cosmetic’ changes or ‘brutalising’ tactics Repression and state violence is likely to continue to plague the Middle East and North Africa in 2012 unless governments in the region and...