Dec 22 2000 12:00 am
No justice for Harry Stanley and Roger Sylvester
The CPS decision follows its previous ruling on 20 November, in which the CPS ruled out prosecuting the police officers who were reportedly involved in the death of Roger Sylvester after eight police...
Dec 21 2000 12:00 am
UN investigation exposes continuing trade in arms and diamonds
'This evidence is more than sufficient to demonstrate the urgent need for governments to take determined action to halt the arms-for-diamonds trade with those who are committing human rights abuses,'...
Dec 21 2000 12:00 am
Independent investigation into deaths at California prison urgently needed
"For several years we have received complaints about the inadequacy of medical care - and delays in treatment - in Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's prisons in California,"...
Dec 21 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International condemns massacres of civilians
Recent days have seen a significant increase in the level of violence in the North African state, with dozens of members of security forces, state-armed militias and armed groups also killed. 'The kil...
Dec 21 2000 12:00 am
'A disturbing pattern of disregard for basic human rights'
Among those reported to have been ill-treated was Besnik Papa, arrested on 29 November and held at a police station in Tirana where, it is alleged, he was so severely beaten that he required hospital...
Dec 20 2000 12:00 am
Falun Gong deaths in custody continue to rise as crackdown worsens
At least 77 Falun Gong followers are reported to have died in custody, or shortly after release, in suspicious circumstances since the crackdown began in July 1999. It appears that many of them died a...
Dec 20 2000 12:00 am
Deaths and injuries as military police storm prisons
ensure that security officers refrain from the use of excessive force, torture or ill-treatment of prisoners as a matter of urgency; initiate a full, independent and impartial investigation into all i...
Dec 19 2000 12:00 am
Death Penalty Moratorium must be the priority for the new century
'The memory of the years of bloodshed suffered by the Lebanese people is all too recent, all too painful,' Amnesty International's Secretary General Pierre Sané said. 'We are looking to the state and...
Dec 19 2000 12:00 am
A black day for human rights
' Impunity for the torture, rape and killing of civilians, including Children's rights, is an outrage and contributes nothing to lasting peace or reconciliation,' a spokesman said from the human right...
Dec 18 2000 12:00 am
Police violence on 500th anniversary -- new investigation needed
On 22 April, 30 protestors were injured and over 140 temporarily detained when military police reportedly attacked peaceful protestors using tear gas, rubber bullets and baton charges. Eight months on...