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16 October 2008
Five jailed in Chile ten years after Pinochet arrest
Chile's Supreme Court jailed five retired military officials on Wednesday for involvement in the "Caravan of Death" – one of the cases for which Augu
06 October 2008
Human rights violations in cities around the world
As World Habitat Day focuses on the state of the housing rights situation across the globe, here are case studies from cities in Cambodia, Brazil, Italy, Israel and An
02 October 2008
No truth, no justice 40 years after Mexico City massacre
Forty years ago, the Mexican army opened fire on students peacefully demonstrating in Tlatelolco, Mexico City, on 2 October 1968.
24 September 2008
Stay of execution for Troy Davis
Troy Davis received a stay of execution on Tuesday less than two hours before he was due to be put to death by lethal injection in Georgia.
12 September 2008
Argentina abolishes the death penalty
This latest initiative paves the way for other countries to follow suit, and makes Argentina the sixth country to ratify all the human rights instruments of the inte
12 September 2008
Poland: government must investigate secret CIA jails
With evidence that the CIA operated a secret detention facility in Poland mounting, Amnesty International has welcomed the news that public prosecutors have initiated
29 August 2008
Amnesty International welcomes life sentences for Argentinean military officers
Organization also calls on the Argentinean authorities to investigate the 2006 disappearance of Jorge Julio López.
13 August 2008
Major step forward in Paraguay's investigations into sexual slavery of girls
Julia Ozorio Gamecho is the first woman to tell the Truth and Justice Commission about how she was sexually abused by the military during General Alfredo Stroessner's
08 August 2008
Hamdan sentenced by military commission
Convicted of “providing material support for terrorism”, the Yemeni national was sentenced to five and a half years in prison at the first US milita
07 August 2008
Mexican national executed in Texas
José Medellín was put to death in violation of the USA’s international legal obligations and despite worldwide appeals for the execution to be st
06 August 2008
Observing Guantánamo's military commission hearings (Part 2)
Matthew Pollard, Amnesty International's legal advisor, describes the Guantánamo hearings and discusses the reasons for his being in Guantánamo.
06 August 2008
Hamdan convicted at Guantánamo
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
05 August 2008
Observing Guantánamo's military commission hearings
Matt Pollard, Amnesty International’s latest trial observer atthe recent military commission hearings at Guantánamo Bay, gives a sense of what it was like
17 July 2008
ICC in difficulty ten years after the Rome Statute
Thursday 17 July marks the tenth anniversary of the Rome Statute, the treaty that led to the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
15 July 2008
Omar Khadr must be immediately repatriated to Canada
Reacting to the release of a video publicly showing Canadian citizen Omar Khadr being questioned at the US detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Amnesty International
04 July 2008
Ingrid Betancourt freed
After six years in captivity at the hands of the FARC guerrilla group, the former Colombian presidential candidate was freed following a military operation.
26 June 2008
Spotlight on torture
To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International members and supporters are taking action around the world.
18 June 2008
Time for real change as Supreme Court rules on Guantánamo detentions
On the 12 June 2008 the US Supreme Court recognized, in the case of Boumediene v.Bush, the right of those detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba to challenge
05 June 2008
No hiding place for torture
In June 2008, Amnesty International will campaign worldwide to end the use of torture and other ill-treatment.
02 June 2008
The first female judge to work at the High Court in Pakistan, Majida Razvi; a young Brighton-based Zimbabwean, Alois Mbawara; and Murat Kurnaz, released from Guant&aac
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