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DEMAND ACTION NOW FOR THE BHOPAL SURIVIVORS

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In March 2008 some 50 representatives of the Bhopal survivors, including children, began the long walk - mo re than 800km - to New Delhi to seek a meeting with the Prime Minister.
They are now in New Delhi hoping for an opportunity to discuss a resolution of their major and long-standing concerns over the clean-up and remediation of the Bhopal site, and ongoing problems in relation to health, lack of clean water and lack of information. (Source : Amnesty)
The Indian Government refuses to acknowledge the problem by helping with the required measurements for providing adequately treated water. (Source: Cicero)
Dow Chemical Company (the company who took over from Union Carbide) has refused to help clean up the Bhopal site. Dow has said the following "What we cannot and will not do... is accept responsibility for the Bhopal accident." - CEO Michael Parker, 2002.) On it's website Dow Company said "the Dow position has not changed, despite public pressure." (Source: …

DEMAND ACTION NOW FOR THE BHOPAL SURIVIVORS

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In March 2008 some 50 representatives of the Bhopal survivors, including children, began the long walk - mo re than 800km - to New Delhi to seek a meeting with the Prime Minister.
They are now in New Delhi hoping for an opportunity to discuss a resolution of their major and long-standing concerns over the clean-up and remediation of the Bhopal site, and ongoing problems in relation to health, lack of clean water and lack of information. (Source : Amnesty)
The Indian Government refuses to acknowledge the problem by helping with the required measurements for providing adequately treated water. (Source: Cicero)
Dow Chemical Company (the company who took over from Union Carbide) has refused to help clean up the Bhopal site. Dow has said the following "What we cannot and will not do... is accept responsibility for the Bhopal accident." - CEO Michael Parker, 2002.) On it's website Dow Company said "the Dow position has not changed, despite public pressure." (Source: …

DEMAND ACTION NOW FOR THE BHOPAL SURIVIVORS

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In March 2008 some 50 representatives of the Bhopal survivors, including children, began the long walk - mo re than 800km - to New Delhi to seek a meeting with the Prime Minister.
They are now in New Delhi hoping for an opportunity to discuss a resolution of their major and long-standing concerns over the clean-up and remediation of the Bhopal site, and ongoing problems in relation to health, lack of clean water and lack of information. (Source : Amnesty)
The Indian Government refuses to acknowledge the problem by helping with the required measurements for providing adequately treated water. (Source: Cicero)
Dow Chemical Company (the company who took over from Union Carbide) has refused to help clean up the Bhopal site. Dow has said the following "What we cannot and will not do... is accept responsibility for the Bhopal accident." - CEO Michael Parker, 2002.) On it's website Dow Company said "the Dow position has not changed, despite public pressure." (Source: …

The Zimbabwe Situation

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The recent apparently rigged election results in Zimbabwe have once again served to highlight the grave humanitarian and security issues in that nation. Inflation stands at an astounding 1, 063 572% and shows no signs of stabilizing. There are shortages of basic foodstuffs, unemployment is now 80% and the World Food Program has once again had to launch a relief effort to ward of starvation among the population, who are also being ravaged by an AIDS epidemic which has infected up to 20% of the population. Since 2002 the population has decreased by four million people, through a combination of immigration and the AIDS crisis.
Many of these problems have been self inflicted by Robert Mugabe’s regime, whose disastrous land reform policies, economic mismanagement and brutal suppression of human rights have turned Zimbabwe from the breadbasket of Africa into a Country close to total economic collapse.
There have been repeated calls for direct International intervention to alleviate the suffe…

The Zimbabwe Situation

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The recent apparently rigged election results in Zimbabwe have once again served to highlight the grave humanitarian and security issues in that nation. Inflation stands at an astounding 1, 063 572% and shows no signs of stabilizing. There are shortages of basic foodstuffs, unemployment is now 80% and the World Food Program has once again had to launch a relief effort to ward of starvation among the population, who are also being ravaged by an AIDS epidemic which has infected up to 20% of the population. Since 2002 the population has decreased by four million people, through a combination of immigration and the AIDS crisis.
Many of these problems have been self inflicted by Robert Mugabe’s regime, whose disastrous land reform policies, economic mismanagement and brutal suppression of human rights have turned Zimbabwe from the breadbasket of Africa into a Country close to total economic collapse.
There have been repeated calls for direct International intervention to alleviate the suffe…

The Zimbabwe Situation

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The recent apparently rigged election results in Zimbabwe have once again served to highlight the grave humanitarian and security issues in that nation. Inflation stands at an astounding 1, 063 572% and shows no signs of stabilizing. There are shortages of basic foodstuffs, unemployment is now 80% and the World Food Program has once again had to launch a relief effort to ward of starvation among the population, who are also being ravaged by an AIDS epidemic which has infected up to 20% of the population. Since 2002 the population has decreased by four million people, through a combination of immigration and the AIDS crisis.
Many of these problems have been self inflicted by Robert Mugabe’s regime, whose disastrous land reform policies, economic mismanagement and brutal suppression of human rights have turned Zimbabwe from the breadbasket of Africa into a Country close to total economic collapse.
There have been repeated calls for direct International intervention to alleviate the suffe…

MANCHESTER UNITED WIN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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Thousands of Manchester United fans are celebrating after their team clinched European glory in Moscow. In a tight, but thrilling, all-English Champions League Final, the Reds ran out winners after a nail-biting penalty shoot-out. As United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar saved the final penalty at 1.35am local time there were scenes of joy and despair in the stands - but so far there have been no reports of trouble either inside or outside the stadium. Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for United only for England international Frank Lampard to equalise on the stroke of half-time. Chelsea's 21,000 travelling fans endured seeing their side hit the woodwork twice and striker Didier Drogba sent off. Seconds after United became the champions of Europe for the third time in their history Sir Alex Ferguson said: "That is the first penalty shoot-out I have ever won." In lashing rain triumphant captain Rio Ferdinand held aloft the biggest prize in European …

MANCHESTER UNITED WIN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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Thousands of Manchester United fans are celebrating after their team clinched European glory in Moscow. In a tight, but thrilling, all-English Champions League Final, the Reds ran out winners after a nail-biting penalty shoot-out. As United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar saved the final penalty at 1.35am local time there were scenes of joy and despair in the stands - but so far there have been no reports of trouble either inside or outside the stadium. Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for United only for England international Frank Lampard to equalise on the stroke of half-time. Chelsea's 21,000 travelling fans endured seeing their side hit the woodwork twice and striker Didier Drogba sent off. Seconds after United became the champions of Europe for the third time in their history Sir Alex Ferguson said: "That is the first penalty shoot-out I have ever won." In lashing rain triumphant captain Rio Ferdinand held aloft the biggest prize in European …

MANCHESTER UNITED WIN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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Thousands of Manchester United fans are celebrating after their team clinched European glory in Moscow. In a tight, but thrilling, all-English Champions League Final, the Reds ran out winners after a nail-biting penalty shoot-out. As United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar saved the final penalty at 1.35am local time there were scenes of joy and despair in the stands - but so far there have been no reports of trouble either inside or outside the stadium. Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for United only for England international Frank Lampard to equalise on the stroke of half-time. Chelsea's 21,000 travelling fans endured seeing their side hit the woodwork twice and striker Didier Drogba sent off. Seconds after United became the champions of Europe for the third time in their history Sir Alex Ferguson said: "That is the first penalty shoot-out I have ever won." In lashing rain triumphant captain Rio Ferdinand held aloft the biggest prize in European …

EX-LIB DEM LEADER SPEAKS OUT ON GUANTANAMO PRISON

'It is now essential that we receive a timetable for Guantánamo's closure' - Ming Campbell
Sir Menzies Campbell has this evening spoken of the 'essential' need to close the notorious military prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba after meeting members of the US government in Washington today as part of an Amnesty International delegation to the US capital.
The comments came on the first day of his three-day trip to discuss ways of closing the prison and allow fair trials or safe releases for the roughly 270 Guantánamo detainees still held.
The former Liberal Democrat leader, who is Vice Chair of the All Party Group on Rendition as well as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, has also been raising the issue of 'extraordinary rendition' flights and secret 'war on terror' detentions with the US government.
After meetings today with US government officials, Sir Menzies said:
'Today I was told that the US government intends to close the camp 'as…

EX-LIB DEM LEADER SPEAKS OUT ON GUANTANAMO PRISON

'It is now essential that we receive a timetable for Guantánamo's closure' - Ming Campbell
Sir Menzies Campbell has this evening spoken of the 'essential' need to close the notorious military prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba after meeting members of the US government in Washington today as part of an Amnesty International delegation to the US capital.
The comments came on the first day of his three-day trip to discuss ways of closing the prison and allow fair trials or safe releases for the roughly 270 Guantánamo detainees still held.
The former Liberal Democrat leader, who is Vice Chair of the All Party Group on Rendition as well as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, has also been raising the issue of 'extraordinary rendition' flights and secret 'war on terror' detentions with the US government.
After meetings today with US government officials, Sir Menzies said:
'Today I was told that the US government intends to close the camp 'as…

EX-LIB DEM LEADER SPEAKS OUT ON GUANTANAMO PRISON

'It is now essential that we receive a timetable for Guantánamo's closure' - Ming Campbell
Sir Menzies Campbell has this evening spoken of the 'essential' need to close the notorious military prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba after meeting members of the US government in Washington today as part of an Amnesty International delegation to the US capital.
The comments came on the first day of his three-day trip to discuss ways of closing the prison and allow fair trials or safe releases for the roughly 270 Guantánamo detainees still held.
The former Liberal Democrat leader, who is Vice Chair of the All Party Group on Rendition as well as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, has also been raising the issue of 'extraordinary rendition' flights and secret 'war on terror' detentions with the US government.
After meetings today with US government officials, Sir Menzies said:
'Today I was told that the US government intends to close the camp 'as…

FROM FICTION TO FRONTLINE

Holographic quantum technology and acoustic sniper sensors may sound like the stuff of science fiction films - but they are actually new defence technologies which could soon be destined for the battlefield. They were just a few of the gadgets and technologies on show at the Future Soldier event, held today at London's National Army Museum to coincide with National Science and Engineering Week (7-16 March). The event demonstrated how UK defence firms and the Ministry of Defence are drawing on science and engineering to develop cutting edge equipment for the Armed Forces. Some technologies are already providing troops with a battle-winning edge on operations; others will need further development and some may be overtaken by new technologies before they make it to the field. The event was opened by Baroness Ann Taylor, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, who said: "All around us we can see how advances in science, engineering and technology affect our everyday lives…

FROM FICTION TO FRONTLINE

Holographic quantum technology and acoustic sniper sensors may sound like the stuff of science fiction films - but they are actually new defence technologies which could soon be destined for the battlefield. They were just a few of the gadgets and technologies on show at the Future Soldier event, held today at London's National Army Museum to coincide with National Science and Engineering Week (7-16 March). The event demonstrated how UK defence firms and the Ministry of Defence are drawing on science and engineering to develop cutting edge equipment for the Armed Forces. Some technologies are already providing troops with a battle-winning edge on operations; others will need further development and some may be overtaken by new technologies before they make it to the field. The event was opened by Baroness Ann Taylor, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, who said: "All around us we can see how advances in science, engineering and technology affect our everyday lives…

FROM FICTION TO FRONTLINE

Holographic quantum technology and acoustic sniper sensors may sound like the stuff of science fiction films - but they are actually new defence technologies which could soon be destined for the battlefield. They were just a few of the gadgets and technologies on show at the Future Soldier event, held today at London's National Army Museum to coincide with National Science and Engineering Week (7-16 March). The event demonstrated how UK defence firms and the Ministry of Defence are drawing on science and engineering to develop cutting edge equipment for the Armed Forces. Some technologies are already providing troops with a battle-winning edge on operations; others will need further development and some may be overtaken by new technologies before they make it to the field. The event was opened by Baroness Ann Taylor, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, who said: "All around us we can see how advances in science, engineering and technology affect our everyday lives…

AMNESTY BEIJING CARTOON

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With the 2008 Olympics that took place in Beijing,  Amnesty International asked people to remember China's  record on Human Rights.  It produced a very thought provoking cartoon (link below) to enforce this message.

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AMNESTY BEIJING CARTOON

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With the 2008 Olympics that took place in Beijing,  Amnesty International asked people to remember China's  record on Human Rights.  It produced a very thought provoking cartoon (link below) to enforce this message.

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AMNESTY BEIJING CARTOON

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[caption id="attachment_470" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Amnesty calls to light human rights in respect of the 2008 Beijing Olympics"][/caption]


With the 2008 Olympics that took place in Beijing,  Amnesty International asked people to remember China's  record on Human Rights.  It produced a very thought provoking cartoon (link below) to enforce this message.

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APPEAL FOR SAUDI PROFESSOR

Amnesty International has launched an urgent appeal for a university professor in Saudi Arabia who has been sentenced to 150 lashes and eight months’ imprisonment for meeting a woman in a coffee shop.
Article:
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=17748

APPEAL FOR SAUDI PROFESSOR

Amnesty International has launched an urgent appeal for a university professor in Saudi Arabia who has been sentenced to 150 lashes and eight months’ imprisonment for meeting a woman in a coffee shop.
Article:
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=17748

APPEAL FOR SAUDI PROFESSOR

Amnesty International has launched an urgent appeal for a university professor in Saudi Arabia who has been sentenced to 150 lashes and eight months’ imprisonment for meeting a woman in a coffee shop.
Article:
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=17748

Lebanon: Leaders must prevent human rights abuses

Posted: 12 May 2008 All political leaders in Lebanon must clearly instruct their supporters to refrain from recklessly carrying out attacks in heavily-populated areas that endanger civilians uninvolved in the clashes, Amnesty International said today. The organisation  also implored leaders to ensure that any person within their custody is treated humanely and is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment. Amnesty International called on the Lebanese authorities to ensure proper investigations into the killing and any other abuses of those not involved in the armed clashes that broke out last week between members of pro- and anti-government armed groups.   Amnesty International said: "Political leaders must ensure that anyone within their ranks suspected of having committed human rights abuses is handed over to proper judicial authorities to be investigated and brought to justice in full compliance with international human rights standards.'

Lebanon: Leaders must prevent human rights abuses

Posted: 12 May 2008 All political leaders in Lebanon must clearly instruct their supporters to refrain from recklessly carrying out attacks in heavily-populated areas that endanger civilians uninvolved in the clashes, Amnesty International said today. The organisation  also implored leaders to ensure that any person within their custody is treated humanely and is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment. Amnesty International called on the Lebanese authorities to ensure proper investigations into the killing and any other abuses of those not involved in the armed clashes that broke out last week between members of pro- and anti-government armed groups.   Amnesty International said: "Political leaders must ensure that anyone within their ranks suspected of having committed human rights abuses is handed over to proper judicial authorities to be investigated and brought to justice in full compliance with international human rights standards.'

Lebanon: Leaders must prevent human rights abuses

Posted: 12 May 2008 All political leaders in Lebanon must clearly instruct their supporters to refrain from recklessly carrying out attacks in heavily-populated areas that endanger civilians uninvolved in the clashes, Amnesty International said today. The organisation  also implored leaders to ensure that any person within their custody is treated humanely and is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment. Amnesty International called on the Lebanese authorities to ensure proper investigations into the killing and any other abuses of those not involved in the armed clashes that broke out last week between members of pro- and anti-government armed groups.   Amnesty International said: "Political leaders must ensure that anyone within their ranks suspected of having committed human rights abuses is handed over to proper judicial authorities to be investigated and brought to justice in full compliance with international human rights standards.'

British People want UK Government to agree to cluster bomb ban

Posted: 15 May 2008 Nearly eight out of ten people (79%) in Great Britain think the government should support a worldwide ban on cluster bombs according to a new YouGov poll released today.
Findings from the poll commissioned by Amnesty International, Landmine Action and Oxfam also indicate that more than six out of ten people (62%) believe that the UK Government cannot claim to act as a force for good in the world if it fails to adopt the treaty.
These findings come days before a major conference in Dublin where world leaders will finalise the text of an international treaty to ban the use and stockpiling of cluster munitions.
Landmine Action's Director, Simon Conway said:
'The polling is clear; people recognise that if Britain is to be a force for good in the world, the government should totally ban these weapons - no exemptions, no loopholes.'

British People want UK Government to agree to cluster bomb ban

Posted: 15 May 2008 Nearly eight out of ten people (79%) in Great Britain think the government should support a worldwide ban on cluster bombs according to a new YouGov poll released today.
Findings from the poll commissioned by Amnesty International, Landmine Action and Oxfam also indicate that more than six out of ten people (62%) believe that the UK Government cannot claim to act as a force for good in the world if it fails to adopt the treaty.
These findings come days before a major conference in Dublin where world leaders will finalise the text of an international treaty to ban the use and stockpiling of cluster munitions.
Landmine Action's Director, Simon Conway said:
'The polling is clear; people recognise that if Britain is to be a force for good in the world, the government should totally ban these weapons - no exemptions, no loopholes.'

British People want UK Government to agree to cluster bomb ban

Posted: 15 May 2008 Nearly eight out of ten people (79%) in Great Britain think the government should support a worldwide ban on cluster bombs according to a new YouGov poll released today.
Findings from the poll commissioned by Amnesty International, Landmine Action and Oxfam also indicate that more than six out of ten people (62%) believe that the UK Government cannot claim to act as a force for good in the world if it fails to adopt the treaty.
These findings come days before a major conference in Dublin where world leaders will finalise the text of an international treaty to ban the use and stockpiling of cluster munitions.
Landmine Action's Director, Simon Conway said:
'The polling is clear; people recognise that if Britain is to be a force for good in the world, the government should totally ban these weapons - no exemptions, no loopholes.'

CRUISE MISSILE OPERATIONAL

The latest version of the Royal Navy's Tomahawk land attack missile (TLAM) has been declared operational - three months earlier than planned. Used to arm submarines, the new Tomahawk Block IV missile is considerably more capable than its predecessors. It has a significantly reduced response time and can fly further, striking land targets from the sea up to one thousand miles away with even greater precision. They are able to re-target or safely abort in flight and can relay images en route. The missile was first successfully test fired from a Royal Navy submarine last June. Source : MoD/GNN

CRUISE MISSILE OPERATIONAL

The latest version of the Royal Navy's Tomahawk land attack missile (TLAM) has been declared operational - three months earlier than planned. Used to arm submarines, the new Tomahawk Block IV missile is considerably more capable than its predecessors. It has a significantly reduced response time and can fly further, striking land targets from the sea up to one thousand miles away with even greater precision. They are able to re-target or safely abort in flight and can relay images en route. The missile was first successfully test fired from a Royal Navy submarine last June. Source : MoD/GNN

CRUISE MISSILE OPERATIONAL

The latest version of the Royal Navy's Tomahawk land attack missile (TLAM) has been declared operational - three months earlier than planned. Used to arm submarines, the new Tomahawk Block IV missile is considerably more capable than its predecessors. It has a significantly reduced response time and can fly further, striking land targets from the sea up to one thousand miles away with even greater precision. They are able to re-target or safely abort in flight and can relay images en route. The missile was first successfully test fired from a Royal Navy submarine last June. Source : MoD/GNN

MoD ANNOUNCES BAHA MOUSA PUBLIC INQUIRY

The MOD announced today that a Public Inquiry will be held into the death of Baha Mousa, who died in British custody in September 2003. The Defence Secretary, Des Browne, said: "A Public Inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa is the right thing to do. It will reassure the public that we are leaving no stone unturned in investigating his tragic death. The Army has nothing to hide in this respect and is keen to learn all the lessons it can from this terrible incident." Source : MoD/GNN

MoD ANNOUNCES BAHA MOUSA PUBLIC INQUIRY

The MOD announced today that a Public Inquiry will be held into the death of Baha Mousa, who died in British custody in September 2003. The Defence Secretary, Des Browne, said: "A Public Inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa is the right thing to do. It will reassure the public that we are leaving no stone unturned in investigating his tragic death. The Army has nothing to hide in this respect and is keen to learn all the lessons it can from this terrible incident." Source : MoD/GNN

MoD ANNOUNCES BAHA MOUSA PUBLIC INQUIRY

The MOD announced today that a Public Inquiry will be held into the death of Baha Mousa, who died in British custody in September 2003. The Defence Secretary, Des Browne, said: "A Public Inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa is the right thing to do. It will reassure the public that we are leaving no stone unturned in investigating his tragic death. The Army has nothing to hide in this respect and is keen to learn all the lessons it can from this terrible incident." Source : MoD/GNN

FOREIGN SECRETARY ON JAIPUR BOMBINGS

In response to recent bombings in Jaipur the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband recently said: "Today's bombings in Jaipur have shown again the horrific destruction which terrorism brings. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and with those injured. There can never be any justification for acts of indiscriminate violence such as these, and I utterly condemn those who have perpetrated today's attacks. The UK stands will continue to stand with the Government and people of India against terrorism in all its manifestations." Press Office, Downing Street (West), London SW1A 2AL COI ref 160820P

FOREIGN SECRETARY ON JAIPUR BOMBINGS

In response to recent bombings in Jaipur the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband recently said: "Today's bombings in Jaipur have shown again the horrific destruction which terrorism brings. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and with those injured. There can never be any justification for acts of indiscriminate violence such as these, and I utterly condemn those who have perpetrated today's attacks. The UK stands will continue to stand with the Government and people of India against terrorism in all its manifestations." Press Office, Downing Street (West), London SW1A 2AL COI ref 160820P

FOREIGN SECRETARY ON JAIPUR BOMBINGS

In response to recent bombings in Jaipur the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband recently said: "Today's bombings in Jaipur have shown again the horrific destruction which terrorism brings. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and with those injured. There can never be any justification for acts of indiscriminate violence such as these, and I utterly condemn those who have perpetrated today's attacks. The UK stands will continue to stand with the Government and people of India against terrorism in all its manifestations." Press Office, Downing Street (West), London SW1A 2AL COI ref 160820P

RED TAPE IS COSTING LIVES

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Following the impact of Cyclone Nargis on Burma, which killed tens of thousands of people and displaced around a million more, Amnesty International is calling urgently on the government to open its borders to relief workers and ensure aid is provided on the basis of need without discrimination. Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International's Burma researcher, said: 'red tape in providing visas is costing lives, while some donors are delaying aid in the fear that it will be siphoned off to the arm,  the government should now provide access and assurances to international relief workers.'

RED TAPE IS COSTING LIVES

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Following the impact of Cyclone Nargis on Burma, which killed tens of thousands of people and displaced around a million more, Amnesty International is calling urgently on the government to open its borders to relief workers and ensure aid is provided on the basis of need without discrimination. Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International's Burma researcher, said: 'red tape in providing visas is costing lives, while some donors are delaying aid in the fear that it will be siphoned off to the arm,  the government should now provide access and assurances to international relief workers.'

RED TAPE IS COSTING LIVES

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Following the impact of Cyclone Nargis on Burma, which killed tens of thousands of people and displaced around a million more, Amnesty International is calling urgently on the government to open its borders to relief workers and ensure aid is provided on the basis of need without discrimination. Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International's Burma researcher, said: 'red tape in providing visas is costing lives, while some donors are delaying aid in the fear that it will be siphoned off to the arm,  the government should now provide access and assurances to international relief workers.'

"FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE"

Former Guantánamo detainee Murat Kurnaz launches his powerful book 'Five Years of My Life: an Innocent Man in Guantánamo' at an Amnesty International event in the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Thursday May 8th, 6.30pm, Black Box Café, Hill St, Belfast.
Article:
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=17751

"FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE"

Former Guantánamo detainee Murat Kurnaz launches his powerful book 'Five Years of My Life: an Innocent Man in Guantánamo' at an Amnesty International event in the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Thursday May 8th, 6.30pm, Black Box Café, Hill St, Belfast.
Article:
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=17751

"FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE"

Former Guantánamo detainee Murat Kurnaz launches his powerful book 'Five Years of My Life: an Innocent Man in Guantánamo' at an Amnesty International event in the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Thursday May 8th, 6.30pm, Black Box Café, Hill St, Belfast.
Article:
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=17751