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Feb 29 2000 12:00 am
United Nations expert confirms that torture is 'widespread and systematic'

Amnesty International has repeatedly over many years condemned the routine practice of torture and ill-treatment of both political detainees and criminal suspects in Cameroon, which has resulted in...

Feb 29 2000 12:00 am
Two 'disappeared' prisoners released at end of AI visit to Nepal

Secretary General Pierre San», who led an Amnesty International delegation to the country last week to highlight the organisation's growing concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in...

Feb 29 2000 12:00 am
Human rights crucial to peace in Chittagong Hill Tracts

ÏAfter two decades of massacres, arbitrary detention , torture and killings, the 1997 peace accord gives the tribal people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts a real chance to experience daily life free...

Feb 29 2000 12:00 am

ÏI was not beaten by the Chechens who held me but they treated me really badly. It was psychological ill-treatment. Every day I was expecting the worst to happen to me. I donÌt exactly know who held...

Feb 29 2000 12:00 am
Chechnya: Four years after joining the club, Russia continues to flout the rules

The visit today to Chechnya by the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights and members of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture comes exactly four years after Russia joined...

Feb 25 2000 12:00 am
Protecting human rights is the best way to bring peace - public statement made by Secretary General of Amnesty International, Pierre Sane, in Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal has what it needs to avert a human rights crisis - an active civil society and strong constitutional and international guarantees for human rights. But the time has come for politicians to put...

Feb 25 2000 12:00 am
First anniversary of the CEH report - Mass murderers walk the streets of Guatemala

A year after the publication of the historic human rights report by GuatemalaÃŒs Commission of Historical Clarification, Amnesty International has launched a renewed call for justice to be done, and...

Feb 25 2000 12:00 am
Fatal Attraction - Texas Leads US Executions, Florida Follows

'As the world increasingly turns its back on the death penalty , as illustrated by Tuesday's overwhelming vote for abolition in the Ukrainian parliament, Texas continues to lead the USA's resort to...

Feb 24 2000 12:00 am
Northern Ireland - Who was behind the Finucane murder?

Allegations of official state collusion and a cover-up in the murder of Patrick Finucane remain unchallenged. These allegations must be investigated by an independent judicial inquiry or the UK...

Feb 18 2000 12:00 am
White paper or whitewash?

'The paper makes much of guarantees of basic rights, such as rights to free speech, association and religious belief contained in China's constitution, but it fails to mention that these have become...