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Mar 30 2000 12:00 am
Shieing away from UN scrutiny

'It comes as no surprise that the government does not accept scrutiny of its record - not a single UN committee criticism has been seriously considered by the current administration.' Australia's own...

Mar 30 2000 12:00 am

In its report, 'Short term detention and harassment of dissidents,' Amnesty International details these and other punitive measures against the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including orchestrated...

Mar 30 2000 12:00 am

Members of an opposition party reported that they were attacked by a group of armed men as they handed out pamphlets in Port-au-Prince on 29 March. On 28 March, outside the capital, a candidate from...

Mar 30 2000 12:00 am
'We have nothing to hide'

'We hope that the visit will take place in the year 2000 and that the Special Rapporteur will report to the 2001 session of the UN Commission on Human Rights.' Amnesty International said. Saudi Arabia...

Mar 28 2000 12:00 am
CHECHNYA: Only an international investigation will ensure justice for the victims

'I lost consciousness two times during the interrogation. When I recovered they continued to apply two electric wires to different parts of my body. The guards found a box of painkillers in my pocket...

Mar 27 2000 12:00 am
Journalists detained in attempt to silence dissent

'This clumsy attempt to silence local and foreign journalists adds to the Belarusian government's already embarassing record on human rights ', Amnesty International added. The Russian embassy in...

Mar 27 2000 12:00 am
Human rights activist imprisoned

Ankara State Prosecutor today rejected Akin Birdal's lawyer's application for his sentence to be postponed again on medical grounds. A medical report issued by Ankara State Hospital on 22 March 2000...

Mar 27 2000 12:00 am
Global campaign to end secrecy, suffering and silence

Every day, terror and injustice are suffered by people in Saudi Arabia but the world's governments appear indifferent to their plight, Amnesty International said today as it launched its first...

Mar 27 2000 12:00 am
Freedom of expression in Kuwait remains under threat

Sunday's decision by Kuwait's Misdemeanours Appeal Court upheld charges of breaching public decency and using profane and impious language made against Laila al-Othman, but converted the two-month...

Mar 27 2000 12:00 am
Another step towards justice for the forgotten victims

'We firmly support all efforts to bring the perpetrators of Guatemala's agony to justice,' added the organisation, which has been monitoring the human rights situation in Guatemala for many years. The...