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Observing Guantánamo's military commission hearings (Part 2)

6 August 2008

Matthew Pollard, Amnesty International's legal advisor, describes the Guantánamo hearings and discusses the reasons for his being in Guantánamo.

Hamdan convicted at Guantánamo

6 August 2008

Salim Hamdan, a Yemeni national, has been convicted by a panel of six US military officers of "providing material support for terrorism", but acquitted of &q

Video: Observing Guantánamo's hearings

6 August 2008

Matthew Pollard, Amnesty International's legal advisor, observed the first trial to take place before a military commission at Guantánamo Bay. 

Observing Guantánamo's military commission hearings

5 August 2008

Matt Pollard, Amnesty International’s latest trial observer atthe recent military commission hearings at Guantánamo Bay, gives a sense of what it was like

Women in Mexico let down by failures in justice system

1 August 2008

Thousands of Mexican women who face violence in their homes are being put at risk of further abuse by a justice system that often fails to take their safety seriously.

Chinese authorities lift blocks on some websites

1 August 2008

Journalists based in Beijing have told Amnesty International that the organization's website together with several others have been unblocked in the Olympics media v

Olympics Countdown

30 July 2008

Amnesty International published a series of reports in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics detailing the human rights issues in China. 

Discrimination against Kurdish Iranians unchecked and on the rise

30 July 2008

A new Amnesty International report says that Iran's government is failing to protect its Kurdish citizens from human rights abuses.

IOC caves in to China's demands on internet censorship

30 July 2008

The International Olympic Committee has said that there won't be uncensored internet access at Olympic media venues.

Iran flies in face of global execution trend

29 July 2008

Amnesty International is appalled by the mass execution of 29 men in Tehran’s Evin Prison on 27 July 2008. Their deaths brought the number of executions carrie

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