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Jun 29 2006 12:00 am
US: Nicolas Cage donates $2 million to help end suffering of child soldiers

Actor and filmmaker Nicolas Cage is donating $2 million to establish a fund to help former child soldiers, which will include support for rehabilitation shelters, medical services and psychological...

Jun 29 2006 12:00 am
UK: Russian winners of Amnesty journalism award voice concerns in meeting with UK human rights minister

Two leading Russian journalists have today urged the UK government to raise concern at deteriorating press freedoms in Russia. In a meeting with the UK minister responsible for human rights - Ian...

Jun 29 2006 12:00 am
NI: Amnesty backs BMA anti-torture call

Amnesty International has welcomed the anticipated vote today by the British Medical Association (BMA) to condemn torture of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay .500 doctors from around the UK, including...

Jun 29 2006 12:00 am
Guantánamo: US must release prisoners or allow fair trials after Supreme Court ruling

Responding to today’s ruling from the US Supreme Court on Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International is calling for the US authorities to immediately release prisoners or allow fair trials for all...

Jun 29 2006 12:00 am
Darfur and Chad: International action needed to protect civilians from cross-border attacks

As the African Union heads of state gather in Banjul, Gambia, and the UN Security Council discusses the deployment of UN peacekeepers in Darfur, Amnesty International today published a new report on...

Jun 28 2006 12:00 am
UK: Quashing of control orders welcomed

Amnesty International today (28 June) reacted to Mr Justice Sullivan’s decision at the High Court to quash Control Orders against six men because they were “incompatible" with Article 5 of the...

Jun 28 2006 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: Palestinian armed groups must release abducted Israeli soldier

Amnesty International calls on the Palestinian armed groups who are holding hostage a 19-year-old Israeli soldier, Corporal Gilad Shalit, not to harm him and to release him promptly. The Iz al-Din al...

Jun 28 2006 12:00 am
UK: Startling new report on trafficked Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights’s health published, urgent call for protection of trafficked Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Amnesty International UKSevere health consequences include injuries, chronic pain, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder; Evidence of the...

Jun 28 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: A report on trafficking and women's rights

Cathy Zimmerman, author of ‘Stolen Smiles’, will be presenting the report to MSPs at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 29th June at 1pm in Committee Room 6.

Jun 27 2006 12:00 am
UK: Media Awards 2006 - winners announced

The winners of the 15th annual Amnesty International UK Media Awards were announced in a ceremony at London’s Café Royal last night. The awards recognise excellence in human rights reporting and...