A super busy week ahead
With January finally behind us and the cold weather starting to bite, we thought wed take a look at the week ahead and give you some issues to think about.
If youre having a Mediocre Monday, dont worry, tomorrows Super Tuesday. Well it is in the US, where around half of the States get to decide which candidates, Republican and Democratic, they want to see fight Novembers presidential election.
The Today Programme this morning claimed the contest is the closest in living memory but what do the candidates think about the key issues, including those of concern to us here at Amnesty such as the future of Guantanamo Bay and the use of torture in interrogation? Check out this very well presented website.
On Wednesday, Look out for a new Amnesty report launching from a Sarajevo press conference, exposing persistent torture and ill-treatment in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our researchers found that both police and prison guards are able to beat and abuse detainees with complete impunity even prisoners that were taken into isolation cells and battered with truncheons didnt feel they could report their abuse without fear of reprisals.
Then on Thursday, its the turn of Sri Lanka. There have been continual reports of bomb attacks and deaths throughout the country. Amnesty will be releasing a report, detailing how the situation has begun to hit press freedoms. Several journalists have been killed, more are missing, and dozens are refusing to work because of fears for their own safety. It promises to be hard hitting, so watch this space.
Thursday is also Chinese new year another opportunity to look at the countrys somewhat interesting human rights record.
Then in the longer term, keep an eye on Pakistan the elections are looming. And there are further reports on South Africa and Cambodia in the pipeline.
Basically, its all go at Amnesty International.
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