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Aug 18 2006 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Call for urgent action to protect civilians, and investigation into human rights violations

Amnesty International is alarmed that escalating fighting in Sri Lanka has resulted in the death and injury of scores of civilians, the displacement of more than 160,000 people, and the destruction of...

Aug 18 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Mark Thomas gives Amnesty International's Annual Lecture

Friday 18 August, 3pm, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte’s SquareComedian and broadcaster Mark Thomas will be giving Amnesty International’s Annual Lecture at the Edinburgh...

Aug 17 2006 12:00 am
Sudan: New call for UN peacekeeping force to protect civilians as security council meets

Amnesty researchers just back from Chad refugee camps speak of continuing rapes and murdersThe African Union and the Darfur Peace Agreement are failing the people of Darfur in Sudan, Amnesty...

Aug 17 2006 12:00 am
South Korea: Migrant workers exploited and abused

"Migrant workers are also human beings. Why don't they pay me for my work? I cannot go home because I don't have money. I have chosen to kill myself as there is no other way."From the suicide note of...

Aug 17 2006 12:00 am
El Salvador: LGBT group facing death threats

Members of the El Salvadoran LGBT group Between Friends Association (Asociación Entre Amigos), including the organisation's director, William Hernández, have received death threats and are apparently...

Aug 16 2006 12:00 am
Pakistan/UK: Leeds man on Death Row in Pakistan - new stay of execution to 1 October prolongs agony

Reacting to confirmation on the 16th of August from the British High Commission in Pakistan that 36-year-old Leeds man Mirza Tahir Hussain has been granted a further one month stay of execution to 1...

Aug 15 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty International presents Stand Up For Freedom in association with the Amnesty Credit Card provided by the Co-operative bank

Wednesday 15 August, Midnight, Assembly Hall, The Mound, EdinburghAs the clock strikes midnight on Wednesday 15 August, comedians will be joining with Amnesty International to Stand Up for Freedom...

Aug 12 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty International launches child soldiers exhibitions at the Edinburgh Festival

This weekend sees the start of an innovative collaboration between Amnesty International, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Museum of Childhood. ‘Armour Boys’ and ‘Lost Childhood’ are two exhibitions...

Aug 12 2006 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty International imprisoned writers series launched at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

“It is one of the shortest of the events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, yet it’s probably the most important.” (Rosemary Goring, Herald Magazine)This weekend saw the start of the...

Aug 08 2006 12:00 am
UK/Rwanda: UK must not become a safe haven for genocide suspects

In a letter to the Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Irene Khan, warned that the UK may become a safe haven to people who have committed genocide. The letter...