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November 2006 (9)
Nov 30 2006 11:05AM
Amnesty Regional Conference

I found the regional conference very useful to find out more about Amnesty's activities and to meet like-minded people. There were talks and discussions about current campaigns: on violence against women and on asylum seekers. Speakers...

Nov 29 2006 11:48AM
Members of Parliament debate Darfur crisis

On 28 November MPs <a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" _blank"="">debated the crisis in Darfur. The debate was in Westminster...

Nov 20 2006 9:54PM

An Amnesty Greetings Card Campaign is for WOZA.

Nov 17 2006 11:05AM
Indian government against peaceful protest that could embarrass the Chinese

The Indian government has restricted the movements of an activist during the visit of President Hu and has even threatened him with deportation to Tibet if he does not obey. Here is a link to give more details from the Free Tibet...

Nov 16 2006 12:31PM
Mirza Tahir Hussain has his death sentence commuted

I sent two e-mails to President Musharraf about this case and I am pleased to hear the news that he has now commuted the death sentence on humanitarian grounds. I understand that Mirza Tahir Hussain has been released and should be able...

Nov 9 2006 12:51PM

I hope that people are having a look at my blog and I hope that it might stimulate debate. There are plenty of thorny issues on how to campaign effectively on human rights and plenty of need for debate. I don't know whether other...

Nov 9 2006 12:40PM
Lies and deceit

Years ago a friend went to visit a country that shall remain nameless. She returned early, muttering about lies and deceit. Governments that specialise in human rights abuses usually either stay silent or issue statements that attempt...

Nov 4 2006 8:46PM
A timeline of events in Rwanda

The genocide in 1994 was severe enough to receive worldwide attention, although not enough action early enough to stop it. The roots of the conflict go far back and here is a timeline from 1918 to 1999. The timeline starts in 1918...

Nov 4 2006 6:37PM
A film about the genocide in Rwanda

It was a shocking film of course, showing the way that the UN troops were unable to stop the killing and eventually withdrew, letting the killing get even more. The killing was done by machetes. The film is set in a school in Kigali...