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Amnesty International Condemns Harsh Crackdown on Peaceful Tibetan Protesters

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Amnesty International Condemns Harsh Crackdown on Peaceful Tibetan Protesters

(Washington, DC)--Today, Amnesty International condemned the harsh crackdown on peaceful protesters in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. According to eyewitness reports, on March 11, 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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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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India: Concern over detention of peaceful Tibetan protesters

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India: Concern over detention of peaceful Tibetan protesters

Amnesty International today expressed concern over the detention of around 100 peaceful Tibetan protestors in the north of India who were attempting to march to the Indo-Chinese border to highlight human rights violations in Tibet and mark the 49th anniversary of the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet after his failed rebellion against Chinese rule.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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Disturbing appearance of Mohammed Jawad, child 'enemy combatant', at Guant√°namo military commission

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Disturbing appearance of Mohammed Jawad, child 'enemy combatant', at Guantánamo military commission hearing

On 12 March 2008, Mohammed Jawad, an Afghan national who was 16 or 17 years old at the time of his detention in Kabul in December 2002, appeared before a military judge in pre-trial military commission proceedings in the US Naval Base at Guantánamo in Cuba. Mohammed Jawad is charged with attempted murder and intent to cause serious bodily injury in relation to a grenade incident in which two US soldiers and an Afghan interpreter were injured in Kabul on 17 December 2002.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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