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Sudan holds hundreds without charge after 10 May attack

20 August 2008

After eight alleged members of the Justice and Equality Movement were sentenced to death by Sudan's Anti-Terrorism Special Courts, the government prepares to try anoth

Tens of thousands at risk in Sri Lanka as fighting escalates

19 August 2008

The Sri Lankan military and the opposing Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are putting displaced civilians in danger as fighting continues in northern Sri Lanka

Suspension of stoning executions a welcome step if carried out

15 August 2008

Amnesty International has welcomed last week's announcement by the spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary that execution by stoning has been suspended.

Solidarity with Zimbabwe ahead of SADC meeting

15 August 2008

Nearly 80 organisations, including a number of Amnesty International's African sections, have come together to show solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe.

Army’s so-called inquiry into cameraman's killing in Gaza a scandal

15 August 2008

Amnesty International has described as scandalous the Israeli army's account of firing a tank shell that killed Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana as a "sound"

Video: End stoning in Iran

15 August 2008

The spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary announced on Tuesday 5 August that execution by stoning has been suspended.

Lebanon bus bomb kills 14, including civilians

14 August 2008

The attack, on a commercial bus in Tripoli on Wednesday 13 August, also injures tens of others.

Civilians vulnerable after hostilities in Georgia

14 August 2008

Civilians in Georgia remain vulnerable to serious human rights abuses, including attacks on the basis of their ethnicity, despite the end of large-scale hostilities.

Major step forward in Paraguay's investigations into sexual slavery of girls

13 August 2008

Julia Ozorio Gamecho is the first woman to tell the Truth and Justice Commission about how she was sexually abused by the military during General Alfredo Stroessner's

Eight Bahraini nationals released

13 August 2008

Eight male teachers were released without charge in Saudi Arabia on 12 July 2008, after over four months’ detention.

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