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EU-made rockets, guns and engines risk undermining Myanmar arms embargo

(16/07/2007) The proposed transfer to Myanmar (Burma) of a military helicopter containing components and technology from as many as six European Union countries threatens to undermine an EU arms embargo on Myanmar, according to a new report issued today by Amnesty International and Saferworld. read more

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EU-BRAZIL Summit: neglect of poor causing extreme violence

(03/07/2007) As Portugal hosts its first Summit after taking over the EU Presidency Amnesty International urges it to set a precedent for the next six months by having a frank discussion about human rights with its counterpart, Brazil. (version française également disponible) read more

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Amnesty International presents its 10 point human rights programme to incoming Portuguese Presidency

(26/06/2007) The main concern remains the EU's ambivalence when it comes to dealing with its own human rights problems. Confronted with the latest Council of Europe report confirming that the CIA operated secret detention sites in several EU member states, the response remains a conspicuous silence. read more

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Links to Amnesty International 2007 Annual Report

(21/06/2007) Read the Amnesty International 2007 Annual Report online in English, French, Spanish, Russian or Arabic. read more