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In this 'What's New', an alert on the Channel 4 broadcast of the film 'The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall' and also a series of alerts outlining human rights issues in the US, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Libya.

ALERT: UK - Request for local coordinators

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IHRC is looking to recruit local coordinators (volunteers) who would be responsible for promoting IHRC activities within their area.

Alert: UK- Part-time vacancy at the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC): Events Officer

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IHRC is looking for a part-time worker to join its dynamic team, based in London, UK, for the post of events officer.

Alert: UK – Channel 4 broadcast of film 'The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall' available to view online

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IHRC invites you to watch 'The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall', “a moving feature-length drama about Tom Hurndall, a 21-year-old photography student fatally wounded by an Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) sniper”.

Update Alert: Libya – Good news about the refugees in Misratah

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Some groups of refugees detained in Misratah are about to be resettled in countries elsewhere.

Alert Update: USA – Sami Al-Arian high court appeal rejected

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The US Supreme Court has refused to hear Sami Al-Arian's appeal against a contempt charge for refusing to testify before a jury, in spite of a plea agreement allegedly exempting him from such testimony.

Alert: Libya – Human rights activists handed down heavy sentences

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12 human rights activists were handed down heavy sentences on 10 June 2008 for planning a peaceful demonstration.

Forwarded Alert: Afghanistan - Journalist released from US air base in Bagram

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After being held for several months, he was released as a result of lawsuit brought by US and Afghan human rights groups in the US.

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