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Aug 08 2007 12:00 am
UK: Act fast on Iraqi refugee crisis in Middle East

NGOs welcome new policy on interpreters, but call for UK action on wider crisis The UK government’s decision to reconsider its refusal to grant special asylum arrangements for Iraqi interpreters...

Aug 08 2007 12:00 am
Honduras/Guatemala: Attacks on rights activists reaching ‘worrying proportions’

The level of threats, intimidation, attacks and killings of activists in Honduras and Guatemala who campaign to defend the rights of marginalised communities is reaching ‘worrying proportions’ said...

Aug 07 2007 12:00 am
USA (Guantánamo Bay): Government decision to intervene for UK residents welcomed

‘Travesty of justice’ condemned and UK urged to speak outResponding to today’s news that the UK government will make representations for the return to Britain of five UK residents imprisoned at the US...

Aug 07 2007 12:00 am
UK: Campaigners broadly welcome report on UK arms legislation

UK Working Group on Arms Press ReleaseThe UK Working Group on Arms (1) today welcomes the Quadripartite Committee’s report which warns that UK legislation is struggling to deal with an increasingly...

Aug 07 2007 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty Scotland steps up festival campaign for Chinese writer as new report marks one year until Beijing Olympics

Amnesty International Scotland today (7 August) stepped up its campaign for imprisoned Chinese journalist and poet Shi Tao, as it published a new China report marking ‘one year to go’ until the...

Aug 07 2007 12:00 am
China: New report shows human rights abuses blighting countdown to Olympics

Launch of ‘Human Rights for China’ campaignAmnesty International has today (7 August) warned that human rights abuses in China are blighting the countdown to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as it published...

Aug 02 2007 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Appeal for hostage release as Taleban tell Amnesty they’re ‘trying to resolve’ South Korean kidnap situation

Amnesty International has made an appeal for all Taleban-held hostages in Afghanistan to be immediately and unconditionally released after the organisation made direct contact with members of the...

Aug 01 2007 12:00 am
Sudan (Darfur): New Darfur deployment must be immediate and fully resourced

Amnesty International welcomed UN Security Council resolution for strengthened peacekeeping force into DarfurAmnesty International today (1 August) welcomed last night's unanimous vote by the UN...

Aug 01 2007 12:00 am
Iran: Kurdish cousins face execution for being ‘at enmity with God’

Sheffield man appeals for his brother to be spared hangingAmnesty International has today called for death sentences against two Kurdish cousins in Iran to be commuted as it issued an “urgent action”...