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Jun 30 2008 12:00 am
China: New viral calls for online action as Amnesty demands release of cyber-dissident who helped victims

Amnesty International today (30 June) launched a new, animated viral film to urge people in the UK to take action online for human rights in China. The new film was released as Amnesty called on the...

Jun 26 2008 12:00 am
Syria: Primary school teacher at risk of torture

Amnesty issues call to its 2.2m members to help Mahmoud al-NajjarAmnesty International today launched an urgent appeal for Mahmoud al-Najjar, a primary school teacher from Syria, who was arrested last...

Jun 24 2008 12:00 am
Renditions: New report accuses European governments of complicity and inaction

· Amnesty issues ‘Six-point Plan’ to combat ‘torture flights’ · New letter to David Miliband on UK rendition victim Binyam Mohamed Amnesty International has today accused European governments of...

Jun 24 2008 12:00 am
Equatorial Guinea: Archbishop of Cantebury welcomes release of pastor from five-year detention

Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has welcomed the release of a pastor who had been detained for five years without charge or trial in Equatorial Guinea. Protestant pastor Reverend Bienvenido...

Jun 24 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty Secretary-General writes to Chair of the SADC

On Friday 20 June Amnesty International’s Secretary-General Irene Khan wrote an open letter to the Chair of the SADC (the Southern African Development Community) urging him to convene an emergency...

Jun 23 2008 12:00 am
Tunisia: New report slams country's record on torture and unfair trials

In a hard-hitting new report published today, Amnesty International has strongly criticised the Tunisian government for failing to curb torture, extended illegal detention and unfair trials.The report...

Jun 23 2008 12:00 am
Renditions: New report accuses governments of complicity in 'torture flights'

Amnesty International has today (24 June) accused European governments, including Ireland and the UK, of complicity and inaction over US-led rendition and secret detention, as it published a new...

Jun 20 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty calls for action on World Refugee Day 20 June

In this, the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on World Refugee Day, Amnesty International calls on states to reaffirm everyone’s right to seek and to enjoy...

Jun 19 2008 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: 12 bodies found-victims tortured to death

Amnesty International has this evening revealed that 12 bodies have been found in various areas of Zimbabwe. Most of the victims appear to have been tortured to death by their abductors. They were...

Jun 19 2008 12:00 am
Burma: Amnesty demands immediate release of prisoners with paralysis and another with cerebral malaria

Cases rebut Burma’s promise to give medical aid to prisoners On the day that the Burmese Democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, celebrates her 63rd birthday, Amnesty International called on the country’s...