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Feb 29 2008 12:00 am
Sudan: Amnesty International appeals for safety of captured Sudanese soldiers

Amnesty International has just published an urgent action appeal on behalf of four Sudanese army officers currently being held by the Darfuri armed opposition group the Justice and Equality Movement...

Feb 28 2008 12:00 am
Violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights: Movie star leads battle to overturn 'unjust' UK law

Archie Panjabi, star of East is East and Bend It Like Beckham, fronts Amnesty campaignThe star of East is East and Bend It Like Beckham, Archie Panjabi, is to front Amnesty International’s campaign to...

Feb 28 2008 12:00 am
UK challenge fails as European Court of Human Rights affirms global ban on torture

Amnesty International today welcomed the re-affirmation of the absolute prohibition of torture and other inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in today’s landmark ruling by the European Court...

Feb 28 2008 12:00 am
Thailand: New fear of illegal killings coincides with Thaksin's return

Thai government set to recall ‘licence to kill’ policy used under Thaksin’s reign As former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra returns from exile to face corruption charges in Thailand, Amnesty...

Feb 28 2008 12:00 am
Russia: Freedom of speech 'shrinking' in Putin's Russia- new report

Those threatened include Amnesty award-winning journalistsFreedom of speech and assembly is under increasing attack in Russia, said Amnesty International today, as it launched a new report on press...

Feb 28 2008 12:00 am
Iran: Persecution of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's rights campaigners rife- new report

Iran should end its persecution of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights rights campaigners, said Amnesty International today, as the human rights organisation published a new...

Feb 28 2008 12:00 am
Colombia: All hostages must be urgently released

"The release of Gloria Polanco, Luis Eladio Perez, Orlando Beltran and Jorge Gechem is very positive news but we must not forget about the hundreds of civilians who are still being held hostage across...

Feb 27 2008 12:00 am
Chad: Amnesty International questions French claims as Sarkozy prepares to visit capital

Amnesty International has received evidence that the French government knew about the whereabouts of three detained senior Chadian opposition figures as early as 11 February, although they publicly...

Feb 26 2008 12:00 am
Nigeria: Criminal justice system is a 'conveyor belt of injustice' says Amnesty

Prisons fail Nigerian people; most inmates not convicted of any crimeAmnesty International has today released a report that exposes the appalling state of Nigeria’s prison system and how the criminal...

Feb 25 2008 12:00 am
Kenya: Nobel Peace Prize winner receives death threats

The winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, Professor Wangari Maathai, has received death threats following her plea to Kenyan political leaders to reach a peaceful agreement. On 19 February, Professor...