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Nov 23 1999 12:00 am
Fears of human rights violations as troops pour into Niger Delta

'Instead of quelling the escalating unrest in the region, the Nigerian government may have opened the door to further human rights violations,' the human rights organisation said. Residents fleeing...

Nov 23 1999 12:00 am
Amnesty International gravely concerned about killing of civilians

Those killed included 13 Children's rights . They were amongst 3,000 civilians displaced from their homes who had sought safety in the compound of the church as fighting escalated in the area. While...

Nov 22 1999 12:00 am
Amnesty International pays tribute to 'Padre Chico'

The US-born priest - known in his adopted Brazil as 'Padre Chico' - died of a heart attack on 19 November 1999, aged 59. 'Padre Chico's death is a shock and a great loss,' said Javier ZuÃ’iga...

Nov 19 1999 12:00 am
Kurdish girls raped and sexually abused in police custody

and sexually abused in police custody over several days earlier this year, demonstrating a continuing cycle of violence against young people in Turkish police stations, Amnesty International warned...

Nov 17 1999 12:00 am
Chechnya: Amnesty International appeals to the OSCE

people, because these are the people mainly left in the town. The fighters never suffer; it's always the peaceful civilians. So many people died and so many people were like me; I am just a drop in...

Nov 16 1999 12:00 am
BANNEDÌ LEG SHACKLES STILL MADE IN ENGLAND -- No progress on export controls expected in QueenÌs Speech

Amnesty International is calling for legislation to prevent UK transfers from contributing to human rights abuses abroad, but despite last yearís White Paper on the issue receiving cross-party...