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Apr 28 2000 12:00 am
Clampdown on freedom of expression

Akbar Ganji faces 10 charges relating to articles he wrote implicating senior Iranian political figures including Hojjatoleslam Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in the 1998 murders of a number of...

Apr 27 2000 12:00 am
Human rights defenders persecuted for challenging injustice

The Indian authorities are failing to protect human rights defenders or prevent these human rights abuses. In some cases they are directly responsible for the abuses while in others state agencies...

Apr 26 2000 12:00 am
The troubled course of justice

'The Rwandese Government has taken some steps to tackle the huge number of cases awaiting trial but has still not fulfilled its pledges to release all those against whom there is no evidence or who...

Apr 26 2000 12:00 am

Fresh reports of killings – with two recent deaths of opposition party members in Zimbabwe - only confirm a pattern showing that ongoing violence in Zimbabwe is largely targeted at real or perceived...

Apr 26 2000 12:00 am
Politically motivated violence deliberately targeting opposition political activists and farming communities in rural areas

Opposition activists and supporters, real or perceived, are being intimidated and attacked, and at least thirteen have been killed, in rural areas by so-called 'war veterans' and other supporters of...

Apr 26 2000 12:00 am
No immunity for crimes against humanity

The hearings in the Santiago Court of Appeals are the result of a request by seven human rights lawyers in relation to the case of 19 victims of ' disappearance ' during the 'Caravan of Death'...

Apr 26 2000 12:00 am
CHECHNYA: UN Commission's resolution on Chechnya. Another missed opportunity to guarantee accountability and justice

'This simply is not enough', Amnesty International said today. 'Only an international investigation can bring perpetrators to account and ensure justice for the victims.' Amnesty International...

Apr 24 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International appeals to President Robert Mugabe to protect human rights

The organisation raised a number of concerns about the Zimbabwean government's failure to condemn clearly and publicly acts of violence allegedly perpetrated by government supporters, which are having...

Apr 20 2000 12:00 am

Amnesty International has recorded 44 ' disappearances ' since the beginning of 1998 alone - 18 of which occurred during 1999 - and there is evidence that detainees have been held incommunicado in...

Apr 20 2000 12:00 am
Death sentence reversed for pop star - a positive step forward

On 31 March the Presidium of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan reversed the death sentence passed last year on a young musician named Arsen Arutyunyan, citing mitigating factors and replacing it with a...