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New Pakistani president must improve human rights

10 September 2008

With the swearing in of Musharraf's successor, Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistani government should act immediately to reverse the country's human rights record.

Blocking aid workers in Sri Lanka endangers trapped civilians

10 September 2008

The Sri Lankan government’s order for United Nations and non-governmental aid workers to leave the war-torn northern Wanni region, could further endanger tens

Peter Gabriel named Ambassador of Conscience at launch of global music and human rights tour

10 September 2008

Musician and human rights campaigner receives the Amnesty International Award from U2 guitarist the Edge at the launch of the Small Places Tour.

Human rights in Libya must be on the agenda of discussions with US

5 September 2008

As Condoleezza Rice becomes the first US Secretary of State to visit Libya in 55 years, Amnesty International urges the US government to make human rights an integra

Malaysian parliament should abolish Internal Security Act

5 September 2008

The sole reason for the detention of five members of Hindu Rights Action Force, was for expressing concerns about the marginalization of ethnic South Asians within Ma

Egypt: No justice for 49 facing trial before emergency court

5 September 2008

The trial of 49 people before an emergency court for alleged involvement in the violent protests of 6 April 2008 in the city of Mahalla is due to resume on 6 Septemb

UN counter-terrorism review should make human rights a priority

4 September 2008

As the United Nations General Assembly conducts the first major review of its Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, an Amnesty International report shows how government

Video: The International Day of the Disappeared

3 September 2008

Saturday 30 August marked the 25th anniversary of this annual rememberance of all victims of enforced disappearance around the world.

Video: Protest launches tour against enforced disappearance in Pakistan

3 September 2008

Amnesty International called on the Pakistan government to reveal the fate and whereabouts of hundreds of disappeared people, amid international protests to mark the

Musharraf is gone, but still no sign of the disappeared

2 September 2008

Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International, calls on Pakistan's new government to publish details on those held in secret detention and shed light on the

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