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Aug 26 2005 12:00 am
UK: Forcible return to Iraq would be unlawful

“The assumption that people can return to Iraq in safety and with dignity because they are returned to Kurdish areas is a dangerous proposition,” said Amnesty International. “The UK should...

Aug 25 2005 12:00 am
Iran: Two teenagers face execution in defiance of international law

The boys - Mostafa (surname unknown), a student, aged, 16, and Sina (surname unknown), a musician, aged 17- are at risk of imminent execution for murder. Their sentences have reportedly been upheld by...

Aug 24 2005 12:00 am
UK: New security measures are a serious threat to human rights

The Home Secretary Charles Clarke ordered an immediate review of his powers to exclude and deport non-British citizens suspected of "justifying or glorifying terrorism, seeking to provoke terrorist...

Aug 23 2005 12:00 am
UK: The killing of Jean Charles de Menezes

Amnesty International is gravely concerned that this delay at the initial crucial stage of the investigation may have critically compromised its effectiveness.Relevant international and domestic law...

Aug 23 2005 12:00 am
Bangladesh: New report shows government critics being murdered with impunity

At least eight people who spoke out against human rights abuses in Bangladesh have been assassinated since 2000, and scores of others have been violently attacked and seriously injured. These include...

Aug 22 2005 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Secret video footage reveals desperate plight of demolition homeless

The footage graphically illustrates the plight of the victims of the Zimbabwean government's Operation Murambatsvina, also known as Operation "Drive out the rubbish".The footage was filmed earlier...

Aug 22 2005 12:00 am
Amnesty International Media Awards 2005 shortlists announced

The winners of the 14th annual Amnesty International UK Media Awards, sponsored by PCI:Fitch, will be announced at an awards ceremony at Banqueting House, London, on Wednesday 21 September, hosted by...

Aug 17 2005 12:00 am
Belarus: Jailed scientist is freed after Amnesty campaign supported by The Cure

Yury Bandazhevsky’s case had been taken up by Amnesty International and other human rights organisations as well as by English band The Cure and Russian rock band, Leningrad.Robert Smith, lead...

Aug 16 2005 12:00 am
Uganda: Government must stop threatening the media

The timing of this latest incident is of great concern, coming just after President Museveni publicly threatened local media outlets with closure over accusations of endangering regional security by...

Aug 12 2005 12:00 am
USA/Jordan: America's secret 'war on terror' detentions and out-sourced torture condemned

The two men, Salah Nasser Salim 'Ali and Muhammad Faraj Ahmed Bashmilah, who are still imprisoned without trial in Yemen on the instructions of the US authorities, have told Amnesty International that...