Amnesty International

MAY 10, 2006
11:04 AM

CONTACT: Amnesty International
AIUSA Press Office, 202-544-0200 ext. 302

Amnesty International to Release Annual Report on Global Status of Human Rights

WASHINGTON - May 10 - Amnesty International USA's (AIUSA) Executive Director Larry Cox will release the organization's 2006 Annual Report at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., during a press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23.

The Amnesty International 2006 Annual Report, a 318-page publication, provides an overview of the state of human rights around the world. The report, which covers 150 countries, documents human rights violations during 2005 and reflects the organization's activities during the year to campaign against specific human rights abuses. At this year's launch, AIUSA Executive Director Larry Cox will focus on the widespread lack of government accountability in the war on terror.

WHO: Larry Cox, executive director, Amnesty International USA

WHAT: Release of Amnesty International's 2006 Annual Report on Human Rights in 150 Countries

WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 23.

WHERE: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC

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

For embargoed media materials and other information, contact the AIUSA Press Office at 202-544-0200 x 302.