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22 July 2008

Amnesty International launches final report ahead of Olympics

On Tuesday 29 July -- to mark the 10 day countdown to the Beijing Olympics -- Amnesty International will launch the report “The Olympics Countdown: Broken Promises”.

The report evaluates the performance of the Chinese authorities in four areas related to the core values of the Olympics: persecution of human rights activists, detention without trial, censorship and the death penalty.

Journalists are invited to attend an embargoed press briefing on Monday 28 July in Hong Kong.

When: Monday 28 July 15:00 (Hong Kong time).

Where: Foreign Correspondents Club - 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong

Who:
Mark Allison, China Researcher, Amnesty International.
Roseann Rife, Asia-Pacific Deputy Programme Director, Amnesty International.

To confirm your attendance to the pre-launch embargo briefing or arrange an interview, please contact:
Josefina Salomón, M: +44 7778 472 116, jsalomon@amnesty.org

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