The Wire, February 2008. Vol. 38, No.1

By AI International Secretariat, , Index number: NWS 21/001/2008

1) Cambodia burns the homes of its poor 2) Palestinian children still wait for their parents' release 3) A bleak year for journalists and freedom of speech: Sri Lanka; Somalia 4) Peace community plans to go home 5) Update: Algeria 6) Worldwide appeals: Iran: Jailed for promoting democracy; Gambia: Journalist held in secret detention; India: Doctor and human rights defender detained; Kosovo: Pro-independence demonstrators killed 7) Guantánamo Bay: six years in legal limbo: Thousands unite against illegal detention 8) Lyrical protest 9) UN majority backs an end to executions

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