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Protest launches tour against enforced disappearance in Pakistan

2 September 2008

On the 25th International Day of the Disappeared, Amnesty International and Amina Janjua, the founder of Defence of Human Rights, called upon the Pakistan governm

Thailand's state of emergency should not infringe on human rights

2 September 2008

Amnesty International urges the Thai government to respect human rights and to remove restrictions on free speech contained in the emergency decree.

Progress towards women’s rights in Iran

1 September 2008

Sussan Tahmasebi, founding member, Campaign for Equality. This Iranian women's movement seeks to change all gender-biased laws in Iran. Its 'One Million Signatures Cam

25 years remembering the disappeared

29 August 2008

Since the International Day of the Disappeared was started in 1983, the government practice of kidnapping, abducting or detaining people and holding them in secret ha

The need for comprehensive justice across the former Yugoslavia

29 August 2008

The trial of Radovan Karadzic resumes today in The Hague. But are a small number of high profile trials enough to heal the wounds caused by the horrific violations of

Interview with a survivor of the Bosnia and Herzegovina conflict

29 August 2008

Nidzara Ahmetasevic talks about how she was wounded in the leg, about the Karadzic trial and about her hopes and dreams for the future of her country.

Amnesty International welcomes life sentences for Argentinean military officers

29 August 2008

Organization also calls on the Argentinean authorities to investigate the 2006 disappearance of Jorge Julio López.

Trapped – collective punishment in Gaza

27 August 2008

The blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip over a year ago has left the population of 1.5 million Palestinians trapped with dwindling resources and an economy

Iran: End pressure on women’s rights defenders

27 August 2008

In the second anniversary of the launch of the Campaign for Equality on 27 August, Amnesty International is renewing its demand that the Iranian authorities cease ha

Olympics: China and IOC must learn from mistakes and uphold human rights values

24 August 2008

As the Beijing Olympics ended, Amnesty International today accused the Chinese authorities of prioritizing image over substance as it continued to persecute and p

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