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Guantánamo military commission hearings resume

9 July 2008

Five Guantánamo detainees accused of involvement in the attacks of 11 September 2001 in the USA are due to appear in front of a military judge this week.

An open letter to the President of the People’s Republic of China

9 July 2008

With one month until the Beijing Olympics, Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan writes a five-point appeal to Hu Jintao.

Thousands to call for positive Beijing Olympics legacy in global aerial art events

9 July 2008

On the eve of the anniversary of Beijing being granted the 2008 Olympics, thousands of Amnesty International supporters in over 20 locations across the world will team up with Circle Up Now to create visual representations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Human rights abuses in Tunisia continue despite denial

8 July 2008

Tunisian authorities re-arrest prisoner and harass defence lawyers in apparent reprisal for Amnesty International's report.

Ingrid Betancourt freed

4 July 2008

After six years in captivity at the hands of the FARC guerrilla group, the former Colombian presidential candidate was freed following a military operation.

EU return directive affects dignity and security of irregular migrants

4 July 2008

Stronger witness protection needed to ensure accountability for war crimes

4 July 2008

Amnesty International is disappointed at the deportation from the UK of the Sri Lankan national known as Karuna, who is alleged to have committed war crimes and crim

Migrants face illegal arrest in Mauritania

2 July 2008

People trying to reach Europe are being arrested, ill-treated and collectively expelled from Mauritania without opportunity to challenge the decision.

Violence and coercion mark Zimbabwe's election

27 June 2008

Voting in Zimbabwe on Friday has been marked by a campaign of state violence and intimidation in the run up to the presidential election.

Spotlight on torture

26 June 2008

To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International members and supporters are taking action around the world.

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