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Jan 18 2008 12:00 am
Sudan: Amnesty supporters to text rebel leader to demand release of detainees in Darfur

Risk of torture or death for 17 people held by rebel forcesAmnesty International has appealed to thousands of its supporters to send a text message to a Darfur rebel commander demanding the immediate...

Jan 18 2008 12:00 am
Scotland: New Fair Play guide available for downlaod

A new and revised version of ‘Fair Play: Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Scotland – A guide for journalists’ is available for download on our website.The guide, which was launched by the Asylum...

Jan 18 2008 12:00 am
China: Gordon Brown urged to raise human rights issues during China visit as Amnesty issues briefing on key concerns

As Gordon Brown heads to China for his first visit to the country as Prime Minister, Amnesty International has sent a briefing to him, outlining key human rights concerns that must be raised with the...

Jan 17 2008 12:00 am
Gaza: Palestinian cancer sufferers denied safe passage

Thirteen Palestinians in Gaza with cancer and other life-threatening conditions are being denied safe passage out of the beleaguered territory by Israeli military authorities, Amnesty International...

Jan 17 2008 12:00 am
Bangladesh: TV producer faces real risk of torture, says Amnesty

Beatings, electric shocks and suspension from the ceiling could lie in waitBeaten by security forces, subjected to electric shocks and suspended from the ceiling. This is the tale of a Bangladeshi...

Jan 16 2008 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Amnesty International condemns end of ceasefire

Move puts civilian population back at riskAmnesty International today condemned the Sri Lankan government’s withdrawal from the ceasefire with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), commonly...

Jan 16 2008 12:00 am
Morocco: fresh demand for release of six jailed for presumed homosexuality

Jail sentences upheld in YouTube ‘gay’ party video case Amnesty International has today issued a fresh call for the release of six men in Morocco jailed because of their presumed sexuality.The six...

Jan 16 2008 12:00 am
Campaign launched for Bill of Rights in Northern Ireland

A major public advertising campaign in support of a Bill of Rights in Northern Ireland has been launched by a coalition co-led by Amnesty International.The Human Rights Consortium – which is made up...

Jan 16 2008 12:00 am
Armenia: Jehovah's Witnesses abused and discriminated against for their beliefs

Jehovah's Witnesses face increasing levels of discrimination and abuse in Armenia, and are being beaten and imprisoned for their beliefs, according to Amnesty International. In a report published...

Jan 15 2008 12:00 am
Iran: death by stoning ' a grotesque and unacceptable penalty' says new Amnesty report

As nine Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and two men in Iran wait to be stoned to death, Amnesty International today called on the Iranian authorities to abolish death by...