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Feb 15 2006 12:00 am
Colombia: Electoral campaign must not be a campaign of intimidation

Impunity and attacks on freedom of expression are threatening the upcoming Congressional and Presidential elections in Colombia, says Amnesty International, in the run-up to a visit by the Andean...

Feb 15 2006 12:00 am
Iraq: Abu Ghraib images: Must be a full investigation

Responding to new broadcast images showing apparent US abuse of prisoners in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail in 2003, Amnesty International today called for a full investigation, extending beyond the Baghdad...

Feb 13 2006 12:00 am
Sudan: Students beaten, detained and reportedly tortured in 'ghost houses'

Amnesty International has learned that on Saturday 11 February 2006 at approximately 12pm local time, armed police and security forces arrived in 15 cars at Juba University in Bahri, Khartoum at the...

Feb 12 2006 12:00 am
NI: As campaigners demand progress, Minister Hanson tells of new round of political party meetings on Bill of Rights

NIO Minister David Hanson has told campaigners that he is to meet soon with Northern Ireland’s main political parties in an effort to move forward on establishing a Bill of Rights.The news came this...

Feb 09 2006 12:00 am
UK: New shopping guide on conflict diamonds - just in time for Valentine's day

Amnesty International UK and Global Witness have today (10 February) launched a new, glossy, simple guide which tells shoppers what they need to know when they shop for diamond jewellery if they want...

Feb 09 2006 12:00 am
Guantánamo Bay: Hunger strike, reaction to fresh reports of cruelty

Responding to an article in today's New York Times about an ongoing hunger strike at the US detention centre in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Amnesty International has issued a call for international medical...

Feb 09 2006 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): The government must protect its civilians

Amnesty International has urged the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to protect civilians against the armed insurgent groups who have carried out rape, murder and the burning and looting...

Feb 09 2006 12:00 am
Colombia: Elections undermined by death threats

Death threats and attacks against journalists, candidates and public officials are undermining the rule of law in Colombia and could raise doubts about the fairness of the elections, said Amnesty...

Feb 09 2006 12:00 am
Central African Republic: Amnesty International expresses deep concern over escalating attacks

Amnesty International has expressed deep concern about the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). In recent months members of the security forces and armed gangs out...

Feb 08 2006 12:00 am
DRC: Kinshasa must meet its responsibility to protect civilians

Amnesty International said today that while leaders of armed insurgent groups in the Katanga and North-Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must be held to account for serious...