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Press Releases

15 June 2008

Iraq: World governments misleading and failing Iraqi refugees

The international community is evading its responsibility towards refugees from Iraq by promoting a false picture of the security situation in Iraq when the country is
  • Refugees, Displaced People And Migrants
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iraq
12 June 2008

USA: Amnesty International welcomes US Supreme Court decision

Reacting to today's US Supreme Court ruling recognizing the right of foreign nationals detained in Guantánamo Bay to challenge their detention in US civilian
  • Security with Human Rights
Region Americas
Country USA
11 June 2008

Afghanistan: No more empty promises in Paris

The international community and the Afghan government have not met their pledge to provide the Afghan people, particularly women and girls, with better security, more
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Afghanistan
11 June 2008

Iran: Reprieve should be first step in ending juvenile executions

The one-month reprieve of two juvenile offenders who were due to be executed today should be the first step towards putting an end to the obscene practice of juvenile
11 June 2008

UK: Members of Parliament vote to extend pre-charge detention

Today's vote by UK Members of Parliament to extend yet further the maximum period of pre-charge detention for terror suspects is a dangerous and disappointing developm
6 June 2008

Syria: ‘Arabji and Dekalbab facing unfair trials

Kareem ‘Arabji and Muhammad Dekalbab are to appear in court in Syria on 8 and 9 June respectively in trials which could lead to them being sentenced to impriso
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Syria
6 June 2008

South Korea: Stop excessive force against protestors

South Korean authorities should immediately investigate reports of excessive force against demonstrators protesting about US beef imports, said Amnesty International.
  • Freedom Of Expression
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country South Korea
6 June 2008

Zimbabwe: Amnesty International accuses government of using food for political gain

Amnesty International today called on the government of Zimbabwe to immediately lift its ban on field operations by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and accused
Region Africa
Country Zimbabwe
5 June 2008

Myanmar: Cyclone survivors at increased risk because of Myanmar government’s actions

Myanmar’s government is stepping up efforts to force survivors of Cyclone Nargis out of emergency shelters and is keeping aid from reaching them, according to ne
  • Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes
Region Asia And The Pacific
Country Myanmar
5 June 2008

Brazil: Freedom of expression under threat - para-police torture reporters

Press freedom and the protection of human rights is being jeopardised by the brutal actions of criminal gangs made up of off-duty police officers in Rio de Janeiro, sa
Region Americas
Country Brazil

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