Everyone knows that the Assad regime – from father Hafez onwards – has employed torture and executions to preserve the doubtful purity of the Baath party
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Wednesday 16 June 2010
Measures to protect victims of people smuggling are "not fit for purpose" and may be illegal, a report claimed today.
Tuesday 15 June 2010
Saturday 05 June 2010
The Independent's Johann Hari was this week named National Newspaper Journalist of the Year in the prestigious Amnesty International Media Awards.
Friday 04 June 2010
The head of the United Nations mission in Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday called for an investigation into the death of a leading human rights activist found dead in the capital on Wednesday.
Saturday 22 May 2010
Johann Hari, one of The Independent's most distinguished columnists, has won the 2009 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.
Friday 21 May 2010
It's hard to know which man has had the more remarkable life. Per Wästberg had his first national newspaper column at 12. He fought apartheid in South Africa, edited Sweden's largest daily newspaper, founded the Swedish section of Amnesty International, and is now chairman of the Nobel Committee for Literature. And he has written more than 50 books – novels, political works, essays and poems.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
So it's shame on the Pink 'Un. The FT was the subject of a furious press release from Amnesty International yesterday, decrying the decision to pull an AI ad that criticised Shell's operations in Nigeria and appealed to the oil giant's shareholders to raise the issue at its AGM. At the rather unsporting time of 4.58pm. "Editorially, the FT was willing to run the ad, but it couldn't be given the legal assurances on the claims made against Shell," said a spokesman. Assurances that allowed the Metro and the Evening Standard to go ahead.
Saturday 01 May 2010
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Monday 12 April 2010
Friday 19 March 2010
The 82nd running of the week's centrepiece should provide an "I-was-there" moment. Kauto Star (3.20), going for his third Cheltenham Gold Cup, is poised to seal his greatness. The race has been hyped as the best-of-three decider between the defending champion and his Paul Nicholls-stablemate Denman, but that moment came and went last year and Denman has increasingly looked like a horse falling out of love with his job.
Thursday 18 March 2010
Wednesday 17 March 2010
In the Champion Chase there is little room for error and even less time for a rider to organise his mount on the approach to a fence. "If you start doing that you'll land five lengths adrift of where you were," said Ruby Walsh, partner of today's hot favourite Master Minded (3.20), "so you have to leave it to the horse."
Wednesday 17 February 2010
Nato is ill-equipped to probe accidental loss of life or prevent further civilian deaths during its latest offensive in Afghanistan, Amnesty International warned today.
Thursday 11 February 2010
The White House said it was "deeply disappointed" at a UK Appeal Court ruling that revealed intelligence relating to torture allegations in the case of a former Guantanamo detainee.
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