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Jul 31 2007 12:00 am
UK: Reaction to the judgment by the Court of Appeal in key cases in the global fight against torture

On 30 July 2007 the Court of Appeal of England and Wales gave judgment in an important test case concerning the appeals of three Algerian men against their deportation to Algeria on “national security...

Jul 30 2007 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty Edinburgh festival programme with first in series of 'Behind-the-Fringe' comedy vodcasts

Amnesty International announces the launch of its Edinburgh Festival programme today (30 July) with the release of the first in a series of Festival video podcasts (vodcasts) and podcasts. Free to...

Jul 25 2007 12:00 am
UK: Extension of pre-charge detention amounts to internment

Amnesty International today condemned the UK government's proposal to extend the period for which people can be detained by the police under terrorism legislation to 56 days.Nicola Duckworth, Director...

Jul 25 2007 12:00 am
Pakistan: Christian man one among many facing execution under blasphemy laws

Accused’s lawyer has survived an attempt on his life; family forced to fleeYounis Masih, a Pakistani Christian, has been sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan. His family have been threatened...

Jul 24 2007 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights beaten and tortured for standing up to the government

Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights who have organised and demonstrated against human rights abuses, forced evictions and food shortages in Zimbabwe have been subjected to...

Jul 20 2007 12:00 am
Ethiopia: Opposition leaders and journalists freed

Amnesty International today welcomed the release of 38 Ethiopian opposition party officials, a human rights defender and four journalists, who had been detained since November 2005. They were pardoned...

Jul 17 2007 12:00 am
Iran: Child offender faces execution in next few hours

Amnesty International has just learned that 18-year-old musician Sina Paymard, who was sentenced to death in Iran for a crime committed when he was just 16 years old, may be executed within the next...

Jul 17 2007 12:00 am
Ethiopia: Prisoners of conscience jailed for life

Amnesty International has expressed dismay at the life sentences handed down yesterday (16 July) to 30 Ethiopian opposition party leaders, journalists and one of the country's most prominent human...

Jul 12 2007 12:00 am
Israel/Lebanon: New call for justice one year on

A year on from the start of last year’s 34-day war between Hizbullah and Israel, Amnesty International today condemned the complete absence of any steps in the two countries affected or...

Jul 11 2007 12:00 am
UK intervenes in European Court to support deportation despite torture risk

Amnesty International, the AIRE Centre, The International Commission of JURISTs, Interights and REDRESS are warning that, in a hearing today, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights is...