Category - Amnesty International

  • April 29, 2009

    Amnesty International has welcomed news that Marnie Pearce, a British woman jailed in Dubai for adultery, has been released. But it says that the decision to deny her custody of her children must be reversed.

  • April 16, 2009

    China's recently-released National Human Rights Action Plan has been generally welcomed by human rights groups, while they have highlighted some weaknesses and urged further change.

  • April 15, 2009

    Following the decision taken by the High Court not to extradite four Rwandan men suspected of genocide and other crimes under international law, human rights activists have called for a third-party location for a trial.

  • March 24, 2009

    Amnesty International today revealed that the number of executions in 2008 rose significantly compared to the previous year, while more countries in Asia made use of the death penalty than any other region of the world.

  • March 24, 2009

    Amnesty International has called on Northern Ireland to help the United States in their stated aim of closing Guantanámo Bay by accepting prisoners who have been cleared for release. This would be following the lead of the Republic of Ireland, where the Taoiseach has told CNN in the United States that Ireland would take, 'a proportionate amount, a small number' of freed prisoners.

  • March 19, 2009

    Amnesty International says 1,000 people in Gambia have been kidnapped from their villages by 'witch doctors', taken to secret detention centres and forced to drink hallucinogenic concoctions.

  • March 9, 2009

    Amnesty International has called on the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels to stop the continuing harassment of journalists and media workers as they try to report the conflict there.

  • February 24, 2009

    Both Israel and Hamas used imported weapons to carry attack civilians, Amnesty International said in fresh evidence on the munitions used during the three-week conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.

  • January 23, 2009

    Amnesty International wants the UK to break its silence over 'humanitarian protection' to Guantánamo prisoners to help new US President Barack Obama' close the prison camp as soon as possible.

  • August 29, 2008

    Mao Zedong died in 1976, and since then, two big things have hap­pened to China, says Giles Fraser. The first is the explosion of the economy. The other is the explosion of religion - and, sometimes, its suppression.