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Apr 01 2008 12:00 am
Jamaica: Poorer communities neglected by government and left to the mercy of gang leaders

Hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans have been condemned to live with violent criminal gangs and abusive policing revealed Amnesty International today in a new report launched at a press conference in...

Apr 01 2008 12:00 am
China: Silence of the International Olympic Committee and world leaders is tacit endorsement of abuse, says Amnesty

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and world leaders, including Prime Minister Gordon Brown, must speak out strongly and in public against human rights abuses in Tibet and elsewhere in China or...

Mar 31 2008 12:00 am
UK: Consensus against 42 days pre-trial detention grows as more names signal opposition

Amnesty International released a letter signed by a host of high-profile figures voicing their opposition to the Government’s plans to extend pre-charge detention limits to 42 days in the Counter...

Mar 31 2008 12:00 am
Liberia: Greater efforts needed for reintegration of former female fighters

Amnesty International has released a report showing how female combatants and Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights associated with fighting forces were discriminated against and...

Mar 27 2008 12:00 am
Egypt: Newspaper editor’s prosecution part of a “pattern of harassment” of Egyptian media

The Egyptian authorities must drop the charges against Ibrahim Eissa, editor of the Al-Dustour daily newspaper, who was given a six-month sentence yesterday for writing an article about the health of...

Mar 26 2008 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Harassment and intimidation as election looms

Opposition party members forced to chew and swallow postersAs Zimbabweans prepare to vote in national elections on Saturday 29 March, Amnesty International today (26 March) warned that the rights to...

Mar 26 2008 12:00 am
Iraq: protection of civilians is paramount

Heavy fighting between Iraqi government forces and armed militia in Basra and other Iraqi cities is creating a grave risk to civilians, Amnesty International said today, as it urged all parties to...

Mar 25 2008 12:00 am
Tibet: Oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Please see below a copy of Amnesty oral statement to be read out at the UN Human Rights Council on the afternoon of 25 March 2008.Mr. President, Amnesty International is deeply concerned at human...

Mar 18 2008 12:00 am
South Africa: rural Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights the losers in HIV-ridden state

Amnesty International today revealed the extent of the impact of HIV and AIDS on poor rural Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in South Africa with a major new report about the...

Mar 17 2008 12:00 am
Tibet protests: Independent UN investigation needed

"The Chinese authorities should allow an independent UN investigation into the events of the last week in Tibet, particularly in the light of the sealing off of the region in recent days and the long...