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One thousand protesters unaccounted for in Tibet lock-down

20 June 2008

As the Olympic torch relay travels to Lhasa, Amnesty International urged the Chinese government to provide information about those detained during the protests last

Twelve bodies found in Zimbabwe – victims tortured to death

20 June 2008

Victims allegedly abducted by ZANU-PF supporters who, in some instances, were accompanied by armed men believed to be government agents.

Child "enemy combatants" face Guantánamo hearings

20 June 2008

Mohammed Jawad and Omar Khadr were under 18 at the time of their detention by the US military in Afghanistan. Their pre-trial hearings resumed this week.

Call for action on World Refugee Day 20 June

20 June 2008

In this, the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on World Refugee Day, Amnesty International calls on states to reaffirm everyo

Time for Spain to deliver on human rights

20 June 2008

Amnesty International has made public the human rights agenda for the Spanish government’s second term, presented a review of progress to date and made a numbe

Economic, social and cultural rights strengthened

19 June 2008

The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a new legal instrument to strengthen the protection of economic, social and cultural rights.

Time for real change as Supreme Court rules on Guantánamo detentions

18 June 2008

On the 12 June 2008 the US Supreme Court  recognized, in the case of Boumediene v.Bush, the right of those detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba to challenge

Visit to Canary Islands appeals for respect for rights of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers

16 June 2008

Amnesty International's Secretary General, Irene Khan, is leading a mission to Spain to meet with government officials, human rights organizations, survivors of human

Women’s Rights Activists arrested in peaceful solidarity demonstrations in Iran

16 June 2008

Nine women attempting to take part in a small, peaceful seminar to commemorate a day of solidarity with Iranian women were arrested in Tehran on Thursday.

Video: Murat Kurnaz, former detainee at Guantánamo and Afghanistan

16 June 2008

Murat Kurnaz was detained in Afghanistan and Guantánamo without charge or trial for nearly five years.

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