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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...

Aug 11 2005 12:00 am
UK: Diplomatic assurances no guarantee that UK is not deporting people to face torture

Amnesty International UK Media Director Mike Blakemore said:"The UK Government must do its utmost to prevent any repeat of the recent London bombings, and to bring those responsible to justice. But...

Aug 11 2005 12:00 am
NI: Co Down campaigners launch church appeal for Burma prisoner

Members of the Mid Down Group of Amnesty International have launched the latest phase of their campaign for the release of Burma (Burma) prisoner of conscience Khaing Kaung San.The Group is writing to...

Aug 11 2005 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories : Hurndall case in stark contrast to usual denial of justice

Taysir Hayb, a former sergeant in the Israeli army, was sentenced after being convicted last month following a long campaign by Mr Hurndall's family. Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said...

Aug 05 2005 12:00 am
UK counter-terrorism: Some rules have not changed, says Amnesty

The organisation also reiterated its opposition to “Diplomatic Assurances” which would enable the UK to deport people to countries known to use torture.Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen...

Aug 05 2005 12:00 am
Sudan: Call for independent investigation into John Garang's death

Following yesterday’s call for an international investigation into the crash by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), the Sudanese government announced the formation of a national...

Aug 05 2005 12:00 am
China: Human rights - a long way to go before the Olympics

“Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.” Olympic Charter...

Aug 03 2005 12:00 am
UK: Catterick bullying film shows need for independent inquiry

Amnesty International UK Media Director Mike Blakemore said:"If this film is genuine, it raises some very serious concerns about the treatment of British army recruits at Catterick. When the British...

Aug 03 2005 12:00 am
Uganda: Gay and lesbian rights activists intimidated, and same sex marriage criminalised

Activist Victor Juliet Mukasa, Chairperson of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), fears for her safety after her house was raided on the night of 20 July 2005. Local government officials in a suburb of...

Aug 03 2005 12:00 am
Nepal: New report shows vigilante groups intensifying human rights crisis

The report Nepal: fractured country, shattered lives, based on recent Amnesty International investigations in the country, shows that the creation of so-called 'Village Defence Forces' - supposedly to...