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Aug 14 2008 12:00 am
Iran: Woman faces 100 lashes for adultery

An Iranian woman been sentenced to 100 lashes, after being found guilty of adultery at a retrial. The woman, Shamaheh Ghorbani, claims that she only said she was having a relationship with a man found...

Aug 14 2008 12:00 am
India: Amnesty demands a repeal of 'shoot on sight' orders

Amnesty International today (14 August 2008) called on the government of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir to rescind the order issued yesterday to authorise security forces to “shoot on sight” in...

Aug 14 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty Urges Belfast City Council to put Human Rights on the Agenda

As the third birthday of the sister city agreement between Belfast and Hefei, China, approaches and against the background of the Olympic games in Beijing, Amnesty International will be presenting a...

Aug 11 2008 12:00 am
Georgia: Amnesty calls on all sides to ensure civilians protected

Organisation issues war crimes warningAmnesty International has today called on all sides to the conflict in Georgia to fully respect international humanitarian law and to ensure that civilians are...

Aug 08 2008 12:00 am
Argentina: Scrapping of military code of justice welcomed

Amnesty International welcomes the decision by the Argentine Parliament to scrap the 1951 Military Code of Justice, thus abolishing the death penalty in all cases and closing military courts of...

Aug 07 2008 12:00 am
USA: Texas execution violates international law

The execution of José Ernesto Medellín Rojas by the state of Texas is a violation of international law, said Amnesty International today. "It undermines the authority of the International Court of...

Aug 07 2008 12:00 am
Iran: Suspension of stoning a welcome step if carried out

Amnesty International has welcomed the announcement by the spokesperson for Iran’s judiciary that execution by stoning has been suspended, as a result of which several Women's rights's rightss rights...

Aug 06 2008 12:00 am
Hamdan: Unfair trial compounds injustice of unlawful detention

The conviction of Salim Hamdan under procedures that do not meet international fair trial standards compounds the injustice of his more than five years' unlawful detention in Guantánamo, said Amnesty...

Aug 06 2008 12:00 am
China: Provide justice in response to lethal attack on police in Kashgar

In response to reports that an attack on a police station in Kashgar city, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, killed 16 police officers, Amnesty International called on the Chinese authorities to...

Aug 06 2008 12:00 am
China Olympics: Edinburgh protestor's arrest should highlight wider suppression

Responding to reports that an Edinburgh man has been detained by the Chinese authorities after taking part in a protest near the main Olympics stadium in Beijing, Amnesty International's Scottish...