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Jan 25 2008 12:00 am
Kenya: people need protection from ethnic and political violence

Amnesty International today called on the Kenyan government to take all appropriate steps to protect people in Kenya from ongoing human rights abuses caused by politically-motivated and ethnic attacks...

Jan 25 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty calls for more support for rape survivors as Government reveals 50% rise in rapes

Amnesty International has responded to Government figures showing a 50% rise in reported rapes over the last six years, pointing out that Northern Ireland has the worst support services for the...

Jan 24 2008 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty urges opposition to 42 days pre charge detention as defining moment for UK human rights

As the government today publishes its Counter-Terrorism Bill, with plans to give police the power to detain terrorism suspects for 42 days, Amnesty International urged MPs and the public alike to show...

Jan 23 2008 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Amnesty calls for police restraint in face of impending protests

Zimbabwean opposition leader among those already arrested As crowds amass outside Harare to begin planned demonstrations against the Zimbabwean government today, Amnesty International called on...

Jan 23 2008 12:00 am
Bangladesh: pardons of teachers not enough says Amnesty

University lecturers charged for encouraging students to protest against military-backed regime freed after presidential pardon Amnesty International today welcomed the pardon and release of three...

Jan 22 2008 12:00 am
Sudan: Anger rises as insecurity worsens for Darfur's displaced Children's rights

Darfur’s displaced in camps awash with weapons and child-soldier recruitment on rise As the new AU-UN hybrid peacekeeping force (UNAMID) ends its third week of operations in Darfur, Amnesty...

Jan 21 2008 12:00 am
Kenya: excessive police force condemned

Amnesty International today condemned the reckless and excessive use of lethal force by the Kenyan police, as reports emerged of the killings of at least twelve people - including a 13-year-old boy -...

Jan 21 2008 12:00 am
Gaza Blockade: 'collective punishment' condemned

Warning of public health emergency in territory as even aid is cut offIsrael’s blocking of all fuel supplies to Gaza was condemned as collective punishment today as Amnesty International warned of an...

Jan 21 2008 12:00 am
Chad: Journalists under attack by government

Amnesty International today revealed that journalists in Chad are suffering from a major crackdown as the government continues fighting armed opposition forces in the east of the country. Journalists...

Jan 18 2008 12:00 am
Turkey: calls for reform ahead of anniversary of journalist's murder

New report shows increase in use of Article 301 ‘Gagging Law’On the eve of the first anniversary of the killing of the Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, Amnesty International today called on the...