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Apr 28 2010 12:00 am
Sierra Leone: Government launches free maternal healthcare

Amnesty International and other organisations welcomed the launch of Sierra Leone’s policy to implement free healthcare for pregnant Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights, new...

Apr 28 2010 12:00 am
'24' Election Broadcast: Need to ensure no real-life Jack Bauers

Ahead of an election broadcast for the Labour Party by Stephen Hopkins, director of the hit television series “24”, Amnesty International UK Head of Policy and Government Affairs Jeremy Croft said:...

Apr 27 2010 12:00 am
Iraq: New report accuses authorities of failing to protect civilians

UK among countries defying UN over returning refused asylum-seekers despite violence Amnesty International has today called on the Iraqi authorities to urgently step up the protection of civilians...

Apr 26 2010 12:00 am
Rwanda: End human rights clampdown before presidential elections

Amnesty International strongly condemns the diminishing space for freedom of expression in Rwanda as the country prepares for presidential elections in August 2010. As part of its continued clampdown...

Apr 23 2010 12:00 am
Nigeria: Executions to ease overcrowding threat is 'shocking'

Amnesty International has condemned a reported move by Nigerian state governors to execute death row inmates to ease overcrowding and urged the authorities to instead address the underlying problems...

Apr 23 2010 12:00 am
Leaders' debates have been 'human rights-free' zone

Following yesterday’s televised leaders’ debate between the three main political parties, Amnesty International UK Head of Policy and Government Affairs Jeremy Croft said: “It’s a great shame that so...

Apr 22 2010 12:00 am
Spain: Charges against Baltasar Garzon are 'outrageous'

Amnesty International today strongly condemned the “outrageous” charges brought against a leading investigative judge who is due to appear before the Supreme Court in May on charges of abusing his...

Apr 22 2010 12:00 am
China: Thousands at risk of forced sterilisation

Local officials aim to sterilise 9, 559 people by 26 April, some against their will, in a drive to meet family planning targets in Puning City, Guangdong Province, southern China. According to reports...

Apr 22 2010 12:00 am
Belgium: Full-face veil ban would breach international law

Amnesty International is urging the Belgian Parliament not to pass a draft law which would prohibit the wearing of full-face veils anywhere in public as the country’s Chamber of Deputies prepares to...

Apr 21 2010 12:00 am
Sri Lanka's new parliament must drop emergency laws

Sri Lanka’s first post-war parliament must get rid of draconian emergency laws that have allowed for decades of widespread human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today. Ahead of the first...