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Aug 29 2008 12:00 am
UK Government must provide information about rendition, disappearance and torture

Amnesty International today called on the government of the UK to give the lawyers for Binyam Mohamed, a former UK resident imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay, information which it holds and which might...

Aug 27 2008 12:00 am
Cambodia: Lake filling must not lead to forced evictions

The filling of Boeung Kak Lake in central Phnom Penh should immediately stop until a proper process that ensures human rights protection is in place, said Amnesty International and the Centre on...

Aug 24 2008 12:00 am
Olympics: China and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) must learn from mistakes and uphold human rights values

As the Beijing Olympics drew to a close, Amnesty International today (24 Aug) accused Chinese authorities of prioritising image over substance as it continued to persecute and punish activists and

Aug 22 2008 12:00 am
Scotland: “Deep Cut” wins 2008 Freedom of Expression Award

“Deep Cut”, the story of four young soldiers who died from gunshot wounds at Deepcut Barracks between 1995 and 2002, and of their parents’ campaign for an inquiry into the deaths, has won the 2008...

Aug 21 2008 12:00 am
Scotland: Freedom of Expression Award Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the 2008 Freedom of Expression Award has been announced.The Freedom of Expression Award is administered by Amnesty International and the Big Issue in Scotland. The Award recognises...

Aug 21 2008 12:00 am
First PSNI use of taser: Amnesty International response.

Patrick Corrigan of Amnesty International's Northern Ireland office stated:“Amnesty recognises that police officers have a duty to protect themselves and others from serious life-threatening incidents...

Aug 20 2008 12:00 am
Scotland: New Amnesty research suggests modern-day slave trade extends across Scotland

New research published today (20 August) suggests that people trafficking - the modern-day equivalent of the slave trade - is occurring around Scotland. The "Scotland's Slaves" briefing paper...

Aug 20 2008 12:00 am
Iran: The 20th Anniversary of 1988 'prison massacre'

Twenty years after the then Iranian authorities began a wave of largely secret, summary and mass executions in September 1988, Amnesty International renews its call for those responsible for the...

Aug 18 2008 12:00 am
Sudan: Hundreds unaccounted for and 109 to face sham trials following 10 May attacks

38 people sentenced to death for 10 May Khartoum attacks Hundreds of people – including Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and a nine-month old boy – have been detained by the...

Aug 14 2008 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and Government endangering tens of thousands of lives

Thousands of families who fled the recent fighting between Sri Lankan forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) must be allowed to move to safer areas and to receive necessary...