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Iraqi refugees facing desperate situation

15 June 2008

Iraq's refugee crisis is worsening, while the international community fails to respond in a meaningful way.

Egypt continues to deport Eritrean asylum-seekers

13 June 2008

Reports indicate that the Egyptian authorities have deported some 700 Eritrean asylum-seekers to Massawa in Eritrea, on special daily Egypt Air flights from Aswan In

UK MPs vote to extend pre-charge detention

11 June 2008

UK Members of Parliament have voted to extend yet further the maximum period of pre-charge detention for terror suspects.

Kurdish boy executed in Iran

11 June 2008

A Kurdish boy, believed to be 16 or 17 years old at the time of execution, was executed in Iran on Tuesday.

International community and Afghan government fail Afghan people

11 June 2008

Amnesty International has accused the international community and the Afghan government of not meeting their pledge to provide the Afghan people, particularly women

Zimbabwe accused of using food for political gain

6 June 2008

The government of Zimbabwe has banned field operations by non-governmental organisations in the country.

South Korean protestors report excessive force by police

6 June 2008

Amnesty International has received reports of police using excessive force against demonstrators protesting against US beef imports in South Korea.

Myanmar government puts cyclone survivors at increased risk

5 June 2008

Myanmar’s government is keeping aid from reaching survivors of Cyclone Nargis and stepping up efforts to force them out of emergency shelters.

Activist released in Uzbekistan

5 June 2008

Uzbekistani human rights defender Mutabar Tadzhibaeva, who was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2006, was unexpectedly released on Monday, 2 June.

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