Feb 29 2012 12:00 am
Scotland: Government and business must prioritise human rights
Commenting ahead of today's Scottish Government debate on Climate Justice, Shabnum Mustapha, Programme Director of Amnesty in Scotland, said: "Whilst Amnesty welcomes the First Minister's recent state...
Feb 28 2012 12:00 am
Libya: British journalists held by militia must be freed or handed to Libyan authorities
*Action must also be taken over their Libyan colleagues *Militias have record of mistreating detainees Two British journalists and their Libyan colleagues held by a Libyan militia must be set free imm...
Feb 28 2012 12:00 am
John Amaechi to open prestigious anti-discrimination photo exhibition
This Saturday (3 March) a prestigious education centre in Croatia will open its doors for the start of a unique photography exhibition celebrating diversity across Europe. “Yes to Diversity, no to dis...
Feb 28 2012 12:00 am
Human trafficking in Scotland - today's Scottish Government debate
Commenting ahead of today's Scottish Government debate on Human Trafficking, Shabnum Mustapha, Programme Director of Amnesty in Scotland, said: "Whilst we welcome the Scottish Government debate on Hum...
Feb 28 2012 12:00 am
Iran: New Amnesty report finds surge in repression of dissent
Blogger sentenced to four and a half years in prison, followed by 10 years in 'internal exile' Iran’s crackdown on freedom of expression has dramatically escalated in the run up to this week’s parliam...
Feb 27 2012 12:00 am
Colombia: Armed group's promise to stop kidnappings is a positive but insufficient first step
The announcement by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that it will stop kidnapping for ransom is a positive but insufficient first step, said Amnesty International today. The organisat...
Feb 24 2012 12:00 am
Tunisia: charges should be dropped over publication of footballer-girlfriend photo
‘This is the first reported case of journalists being detained for published material in Tunisia following the uprising a year ago’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui The Tunisian authorities should drop crimina...
Feb 24 2012 12:00 am
Cuba: Authorities prevent activists from commemorating death of dissident
Authorities in Cuba are preventing members of the Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's organisation “Ladies in White” from entering a building in downtown Havana for an event c...
Feb 24 2012 12:00 am
Syrian authorities must allow 'full, immediate humanitarian access' to Homs
*Organisation has names of 465 people killed in last 17 days *UN findings support need for ICC referral Humanitarian aid agencies must be allowed immediate and unhindered access to Homs and other affe...
Feb 24 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball search for next British comedy star- Finalists announced
THE PUBLIC CAN NOW VOTE WHICH ’15 SECOND STAR’ WILL PERFORM ON STAGE IN NEW YORK The final five up-and-coming acts competing for the chance to perform the gig of their life at this year’s Secret Polic...