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President Bush's Veto of Intelligence Authorization Bill Continues the "We Don't Torture"

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President Bush's Veto of Intelligence Authorization Bill Continues the "We Don't Torture" Charade, Says Amnesty International

(Washington, DC) -- Larry Cox, Amnesty International USA executive director, issued the following statement in response to President Bush's veto of H.R. 2082, the Intelligence Authorization bill, which prevents the Central Intelligence Agency and other U.S. agents from using waterboarding, sexual humiliation, dogs and other techniques that amount to torture and ill-treatment. Majorities of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate voted in favor of such limits:


By Amnesty International, USA.


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Amnesty International Responds to Release of State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights

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Amnesty International Responds to Release of State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Amnesty International welcomes the State Department's contribution to comprehensively assess human rights issues around the world. However, if Bush administration policies continue to ignore the considerations and implications of these reports, millions will suffer horrible injustices in the ensuing leadership vacuum.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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New Pakistani Parliament Must Restore the Constitution and Human Rights Protections

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New Pakistani Parliament Must Restore the Constitution and Human Rights Protections

(Washington, DC)--As Pakistan prepares to swear in a new parliament, Amnesty International calls on the country's new leaders to repair the fallout from the state of emergency imposed in November 2007. In its latest document, Pakistan: Repairing the damage: ensuring robust human rights safeguards, Amnesty International examines the damage done to constitutional safeguards and the key role played by an independent judiciary in the protection of human rights.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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China: Concern grows over crackdown on Tibetan protesters

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China: Concern grows over crackdown on Tibetan protesters

Amnesty International today condemned the harsh crackdown on peaceful protesters in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. According to eyewitness reports, on 11 March, Chinese police used teargas and electric prods to disperse 500 demonstrators, who were seeking the release of fellow monks held after the previous day’s protests.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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