Sudan: Lawyer and human rights defender Saleh Mahmud Osman visited AI UK in London in April 2005. He discussed his work for the Amal Center in Nyala, in the Darfur region, where he provides legal aid for the victims of human rights abuses. The center also provides medical treatment and rehabilitation for survivors of torture. Saleh Mahmud Osman was detained in connection with his work on February 1, 2004, and spent seven months in detention before being released on September 4, 2004.
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Urgent Action Update: Vote On Regressive Torture Bill Is Imminent (Mexico: UA 11/17)
The Mexican lower house of Congress has until 30 April to vote on the General Law on Torture. The current version of the bill has amendments that, if passed, would increase impunity for torture and undermine access to justice in relation to torture complaints.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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