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Jul 01 2011 12:00 am
US must reconsider closure of CIA torture cases

The US Attorney General must immediately reconsider his decision to close inquiries into some 100 cases of alleged torture of detainees held in CIA custody, Amnesty International said today. Eric...

Jul 01 2011 12:00 am
Thailand: Political parties must respect human rights following this weekend's elections

Thai political parties must publicly commit to respect human rights, Amnesty International said today, ahead of the country’s first national elections in more than three years. Thailand will hold its...

Jul 01 2011 12:00 am
South Sudan: Put human rights first

South Sudan should mark its independence on July 9, 2011, by taking key steps to further a robust human rights agenda, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The steps should include...

Jun 30 2011 12:00 am
Malaysia: mass repression of pro-reform activists

Demonstrators accused of “waging war against the king” Malaysian authorities are arbitrarily arresting and detaining scores of peaceful electoral reform protesters in the worse repression of free...

Jun 30 2011 12:00 am
Bahrain: 'Bassiouni' inquiry could be 'sea change' on human rights

Switch to civilian courts also welcomed - an ‘overdue’ step An independent commission set up by the King of Bahrain to investigate alleged human rights abuses during recent protests in the country is...

Jun 30 2011 12:00 am
China: New report - dark times for lawyers as repression intensifies

The Chinese government has unleashed an uncompromising series of measures intended to rein in the legal profession and suppress lawyers pursuing human rights cases, Amnesty International said today...

Jun 30 2011 12:00 am
Belarus rounds up 'silent' protesters

Belarusian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release anyone being held merely for taking part in peaceful “silent” protests, Amnesty International said today after hundreds were...

Jun 29 2011 12:00 am
Afghanistan: authorities must work with ICC to prosecute Taleban attackers

The Afghan government must work with the International Criminal Court to investigate those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said today...

Jun 29 2011 12:00 am
Greece: warning after 'massive' amounts of tear gas fired by police

Greek riot police must not use excessive force in their handling of violence during protests in Athens, Amnesty International said today amid reports protesters were hospitalised as police fired...

Jun 29 2011 12:00 am
Human rights and the UK supreme court - Amnesty comment ahead of Parliamentary debate

Commenting ahead of tomorrow's (Thursday 30th June) Scottish Government Debate 'The Role of the Supreme Court in Scots Criminal Law' John Watson, Programme Director of Amnesty in Scotland, said: "In...