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Closing of Kenyan Border Creates Desperate Situation for Somalis Fleeing Heavy Fighting, Says Amnes

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Closing of Kenyan Border Creates Desperate Situation for Somalis Fleeing Heavy Fighting, Says Amnesty International 2 May 2007. Thousands of Somali refugees who fled heavy fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia, have been turned away or were unable to cross the Kenyan border -- in violation of international law -- and are struggling to survive without adequate food or shelter, Amnesty International charged today in a new report, "Denied Refuge." In addition, these refugees are facing attacks, including rape and torture, by armed groups


By Amnesty International , USA.


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USA: Another day in Guant√°namo

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USA: Another day in Guantánamo

2 April 2007. On 30 March 2007 in the US Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Australian national David Hicks became the first person to be sentenced by a military commission convened under the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA). Four days earlier he had pleaded guilty to one charge of "providing material support for terrorism". At a press conference after the sentencing, the chief prosecutor for the commissions, US Air Force Colonel Morris Davis, suggested that it had been a good start to the military commission process and expressed his hope that it would be reported that "we gave an al-Qa’ida terrorist a full and fair trial".(1) Amnesty International can file no such report.


By  Amnesty International, USA.


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All-Star Album for Darfur Announced; R.E.M. Debuts First Track

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All-Star Album for Darfur Announced; R.E.M. Debuts First Track

12 March 2007. The day of their induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, R.E.M. presents "Number 9 Dream," the first release from the forthcoming album "Instant Karma: the Campaign to Save Darfur." Other recording artists include U2, Green Day, Christina Aguillera, Jack Johnson, the Black Eyed Peas and more. Proceeds will go directly to Amnesty International's critical work to ending the violence in Darfur


By  Amnesty International  USA.


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Amnesty International Urges Greater Accountability in Any New Iraq Policy

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Amnesty International Urges Greater Accountability in Any New Iraq Policy

Jan 9 2007.It is absolutely imperative for President Bush to stress greater accountability for all parties as he lays out his new Iraq plan. Amnesty International has documented and condemned the abuses under Saddam Hussein and violations by U.S.-led Multinational Forces, armed groups and the Iraqi government..


By Amnesty International, USA.


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