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Nov 26 2007 12:00 am
Israel/occupied Palestinian territories: Annapolis talks must lead to immediate, concrete action on human rights

If next week's Annapolis talks are to make progress towards a just and durable solution to the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, peace pledges must be accompanied by clear and concrete steps...

Nov 23 2007 12:00 am
Scotland: Amnesty warns that roll-out of tasers would spell disaster for communities

Amnesty International have responded to calls from the Joint Central Committees of the Police Federation to make tasers available to all police officers in the UK. We are already seeing wider...

Nov 23 2007 12:00 am
Cambodia: mother of four killed trying to protect Children's rights as security forces forcibly evict villagers

Two shot dead, 12 arrested and 317 families evicted in brutal crackdown Cambodian security forces killed two – including a 29-year-old mother of four – arrested 12 and evicted 317 families last week...

Nov 23 2007 12:00 am
Brazil: prison rape exposes increasing abuse of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights

Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in Brazil are the hidden victims of a crumbling detention system that exposes them to rape and other ill treatment, Amnesty International...

Nov 22 2007 12:00 am
EU-ASEAN Summit: Amnesty calls for 'watertight' arms embargo on Burma

Amnesty issues open letter to EU leaders demanding that they put human rights abuses in Burma at the heart of forthcoming summitsAmnesty International has written an open letter to all EU leaders...

Nov 21 2007 12:00 am
USA: 'an opportunity for justice' for Gary Tyler

Amnesty International supporters are urgently appealing to authorities in Louisiana to pardon a 49-year-old African American man who has already spent more than 33 years in a state prison after being...

Nov 21 2007 12:00 am
Pakistan: Amnesty International condemns intimidation and arrests of journalists

Amnesty International today condemned the arrest of at least 100 journalists after police baton-charged a peaceful demonstration against curbs on media.Amnesty International Secretary General Irene...

Nov 21 2007 12:00 am
Iran: crackdown on Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rightss rights as journalist and activist arrested

Amnesty International today (21 November) issued an urgent appeal for Maryam Hosseinkhah, a journalist and Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's rights defender, who was...

Nov 20 2007 12:00 am
Burma: monks leader faces death penalty

Amnesty International today admitted that it has deep concern over the future of U Gambira, the 27-year-old leader of the All-Burma Monks Alliance (ABMA).The ABMA was instrumental in getting thousands...

Nov 16 2007 12:00 am
UN decision on execution moratorium

One step closer to a more humane worldAmnesty International has welcomed the UN decision in favour of a global moratorium on executions.Writing in the organisation’s ‘Press Release Me’ blog, Amnesty...