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Amnesty International to Issue New Call for Accountability in U.S. Torture Scandal at Annual Report Launch


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Amnesty International Executive Director William F. Schulz will condemn the lack of an independent, thorough investigation into the U.S. torture scandal and call for reinvigorated efforts to bring those culpable to justice at the launch of Amnesty Internationalís 2005 Annual Report. The report, a 308-page analysis of the yearís setbacks and advancements for human rights in 149 countries and territories, will be released May 25 during a morning press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

WHO: Dr. William F. Schulz, Executive Director, Amnesty International USA

WHAT: Release of Amnesty Internationalís 2005 Annual Report on Human Rights in 149 Countries

WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: National Press Club, Washington, DC


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Materials and statements will be available for Spanish- language media.

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