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May 12 2005 12:00 am
Spain: Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights facing violence at home, indifference from authorities

Since 2001 there has been a continuing increase in the number of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights killed as a result of gender-based violence inflicted by their partner or...

May 11 2005 12:00 am
Vietnam: Catholic prisoner of conscience released after 18 years' imprisonment

Reverend Pham Ngoc Lien (Tri), of the Congregation of the Mother Coredemptrix (CMC), and Le Thi Hong Lien, a young member of the Mennonite Christian Church, were released on 28 April 2005, under a...

May 10 2005 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: New report reveals catalogue of abuses against human rights campaigners

In a new report, Zimbabwe: Human Rights Defenders Under Siege, Amnesty International catalogues the misuse of state power against those who campaign to protect human rights. These include:the...

May 05 2005 12:00 am
UK: Special Amnesty screening of the hard-hitting new film on Israel/Palestinian conflict, 'Private'

After the screening there will be a special panel event comprising:Mohammad Bakri, distinguished Palestinian actor and director who plays the film's lead characterAhmad Samih Khalidi, Palestinian...

May 04 2005 12:00 am
UK: Law Lords to decide if 'evidence' obtained by torture is admissible

On 18 April 2005 the Law Lords agreed to allow the above-mentioned coalition to intervene in the forthcoming appeal before their Lordships arising from an August 2004 ruling of the Court of Appeal of...

May 04 2005 12:00 am
Nepal: Human rights must be restored after lifting of state of emergency

The three organisations pointed out that the lifting of the State of Emergency occurred almost simultaneously with the publication of an order by the Kathmandu District Authority against public...

May 03 2005 12:00 am
World press freedom day: Human rights activists harassed, tortured and persecuted

The Russian Federation, Belarus and Turkey are among the countries in Europe and Central Asia with the poorest record of government harassment and persecution of people for peacefully exercising these...