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26 September 2008
Eight injured as Sarajevo Queer Festival attacked
Several people were attacked at the end of the first day of the Sarajevo Queer Festival on Wednesday.
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
The need for comprehensive justice across the former Yugoslavia
The trial of Radovan Karadzic resumes today in The Hague. But are a small number of high profile trials enough to heal the wounds caused by the horrific violations of
29 August 2008
Interview with a survivor of the Bosnia and Herzegovina conflict
Nidzara Ahmetasevic talks about how she was wounded in the leg, about the Karadzic trial and about her hopes and dreams for the future of her country.
22 August 2008
Continuing concern for civilians after hostilities in Georgia
Displaced civilians and refugees who fled during the conflict, as well as those who remained in the areas where hostilities have taken place, are in continued need o
12 August 2008
Russia and Georgia – Background to conflict
After months of increased tension, and recent low-level hostilities, the conflict between Georgia and the breakaway region of South Ossetia escalated in the early mo
10 August 2008
Georgia and Russia must protect civilians in South Ossetia
Amnesty International has called on all sides to the conflict in South Ossetia to fully respect international humanitarian law in order that civilians are protected
22 July 2008
Arrest of Radovan Karadžic a major step towards justice
The former Bosnian Serb leader could be handed over to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Netherlands either this weekend or early ne
18 July 2008
Children’s choir director still wanted for terrorist propaganda
Duygu Ozge Bayar is still wanted by the Turkish authorities after she and members of her choir were accused of spreading propaganda for an outlawed separatist group.
15 July 2008
Fifteen officials found guilty of abusing Genoa G8 protesters
Amnesty International welcomes the fact that the Italian magistrates have held individuals accountable for the brutalities that occurred in the Bolzaneto detention f
14 July 2008
UK Ministry of Defence agrees to compensate Iraqi torture victims
The family of an Iraqi hotel receptionist who died after being tortured over a period of 36 hours while detained by UK troops in Basra, Iraq, will be paid compensati
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.
11 June 2008
UK MPs vote to extend pre-charge detention
UK Members of Parliament have voted to extend yet further the maximum period of pre-charge detention for terror suspects.
05 June 2008
Activist released in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistani human rights defender Mutabar Tadzhibaeva, who was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2006, was unexpectedly released on Monday, 2 June.
05 June 2008
Gay rights face old threats in new Europe
The Gay Pride march in Riga on Saturday may have passed largely without incident, but elsewhere in Europe, the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
03 June 2008
Russian authorities ruled responsible for Chechen women's disappearance
European Court of Human Rights strongly supports allegations that Aminat Dugaeva and Kurbika Zinabdieva were abducted by Russian servicemen.
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
16 May 2008
UK inquiry into torture and death of Iraqi in UK custody must be independent
Amnesty International has welcomed the public inquiry into the case of an Iraqi hotel receptionist who died after being tortured over a period of 36 hours while deta
14 May 2008
Parliamentarians meet US authorities over illegal detentions
Parliamentarians present US government officials with an Amnesty International declaration endorsed by over 1,200 of their counterparts worldwide.
15 April 2008
Amnesty International’s Secretary General to meet Solana, Pöttering and Rehn
The Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, is in Brussels on Tuesday to meet top officials in the EU Council, Parliament and Commission.
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