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Sep 30 2008 12:00 am
New Poll finds that almost half of Northern Ireland Students Believe that a Woman is Partially or Totally Responsible for Being Raped if She Flirts

New campaign to target student unionsA new poll shows that almost half (46%) of Northern Ireland university students believe that a woman is partially or totally responsible for being raped if she has...

Sep 30 2008 12:00 am
Georgia-Russia conflict: Amnesty urges security for civilians and accountability for governments

As European Union monitors take up their posts in Georgia, ongoing security concerns, unexploded ordnance from the Georgia-Russia conflict in August and the large scale destruction of property in...

Sep 30 2008 12:00 am
Burma: Amnesty appalled as Junta re-arrest U Win Htein

Amnesty International today condemned the Burmese authorities decision to re-arrest U Win Htein just days after his release.The 66-year-old is a senior assistant to Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the...

Sep 29 2008 12:00 am
Congo (DRC): Thousands of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights raped and child soldier recruitment on increase

Urgent measures required to protect Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and girls from the continuing blight of sexual violenceFor every two Children's rights released, five are...

Sep 26 2008 12:00 am
Release of award-winning Yemeni journalist welcomed

Winner of recent Amnesty media award released earlier todayResponding to news that the Yemeni journalist Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani has been released from prison earlier this afternoon, Amnesty...

Sep 26 2008 12:00 am
Legendary folk singer Joan Baez joins Amnesty tour

Joan Baez, legendary folk musician and lifelong human rights activist, has joined Amnesty International’s Small Places Tour - the human rights organisation’s latest international music projectBaez...

Sep 26 2008 12:00 am
Cambodia: Anti-forced eviction activists silenced by the wealthy

Cambodia: Anti-forced eviction activists silenced by the wealthyRich and powerful individuals and groups involved in land disputes in Cambodia are increasingly using their power to silence opponents...

Sep 26 2008 12:00 am
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Failure to protect

Several people were attacked this week at the first “Sarajevo Queer Festival”, said Amnesty International, as it called on the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to provide adequate security for...

Sep 25 2008 12:00 am
Tim McGarry joins campaigners in welcoming release of Burma's longest serving prisoner of conscience

TV comedian Tim McGarry has joined local Amnesty International campaigners in welcoming the release of U Win Tin, a 78-year-old Burmese journalist who has been the subject of the organisation's...

Sep 24 2008 12:00 am
Nepal: Torture of woman included threat to put poisonous lizards in her clothes

Amnesty International is making urgent representations to the Nepalese authorities about the case of a woman who was allegedly tortured in police custody, including by being threatened with having...