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Dec 18 2012 12:00 am
28 prisoners at risk of imminent execution in Iraq

Iraq has already executed at least 129 people this year Amnesty International is calling on the Iraqi authorities to halt the execution of 28 prisoners whose death sentences were reportedly ratified...

Dec 18 2012 12:00 am
Amnesty calls for UK Government action on Northern Ireland Bill of Rights

Commission on Bill of Rights must not be a Trojan Horse for rights reduction Amnesty International said has said the UK government must not delay further on delivering a Bill of Rights for Northern...

Dec 18 2012 12:00 am
Bill of rights must not be a 'Trojan horse' for rights reduction

Amnesty International said that there was a risk that a British Bill of Rights could be a ‘Trojan horse’ that results in reduced rights protection. The organisation was responding to the report issued...

Dec 18 2012 12:00 am
Court acquits Congolese armed group leader

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague today acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, who had been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Dec 18 2012 12:00 am
GREECE: Racism, squalor and chaos - the reality for migrants as austerity measures bite

Asylum seekers and other migrants are the some of the hardest hit victims of Greece’s economic crisis, facing racist violence, squalid living conditions and a chaotic asylum system, Amnesty...

Dec 17 2012 12:00 am
Tomorrow's Commons debate on Justice & Security bill a 'key moment for open justice'

The truth in rendition cases could be ‘buried’ by new law ‘It’s a secret justice system straight from the pages of a Kafka novel’ - Kate Allen Amnesty International is warning that tomorrow’s debate...

Dec 17 2012 12:00 am
Call for Russian politicians to reject 'absurd' anti-homosexuality law

‘The law is not just unjust, it is patently absurd’ - John Dalhuisen Amnesty International has written to Russian politicians urging them to reject a controversial draft law on the “promotion of...

Dec 17 2012 12:00 am
Nigerian government and multinationals found responsible for Delta oil pollution

Amnesty International has hailed a judgement from the West African regional ECOWAS court yesterday that the Nigerian government and multinational corporations have been responsible for years of...

Dec 14 2012 12:00 am
Russia: Politkovskaya conviction welcomed, but prosecutors urged to 'keep digging'

Today’s conviction of the killer of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya is welcome progress, Amnesty International said today, but the organisation urged Russian prosecutors “to keep digging” until...

Dec 14 2012 12:00 am
Iran: mother of dead blogger attacked while mourning son at his graveside

Sattar Beheshti died in “Cyber Police” detention facility The mother of an Iranian blogger who died in custody last month was attacked by security forces as she mourned at her son’s graveside on...