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Apr 20 2000 12:00 am
Armed separatists must release schoolChildren's rights and civilians in Basilan

'We appeal to the leaders of the Abu Sayyaf group not to use innocent Children's rights and other civilians as pawns in their month long stand-off with the government. The taking and killing of...

Apr 20 2000 12:00 am
A call for transparency in the Bourne case

Victor Bourne was fatally shot by two members of the Quick Reaction Group* at his home in Rasville, Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown, on June 19 1998 (see Amnesty International's Annual Report for...

Apr 19 2000 12:00 am
Tennessee set to take step backwards with first execution in 40 years

44 year-old Robert Glen Coe - who has a long history of mental illness and suffered a childhood marked by his father's sexual and physical violence - is scheduled to be executed at 1.00a.m. local time...

Apr 19 2000 12:00 am
Mass trial of Kosovar Albanians makes a mockery of justice

'The decision on the part of the authorities to try the men in a group of such a size not only risks infringing their right to a fair trial as individuals but also to the presumption of innocence,'...

Apr 18 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International releases statistics on worldwide executions for 1999.

Amnesty International stressed that the figures released today only include cases known to the organisation. 'It is impossible to give a complete total because many countries deliberately keep the...

Apr 17 2000 12:00 am
The state of siege is no excuse for human rights violations

Describing those who have been banished because of their legitimate trade union work and have not resorted to violence as prisoners of conscience the human rights organisation requested that they be...

Apr 17 2000 12:00 am
Hiding its human rights record from international scrutiny

On 27 March 2000 the government of Trinidad and Tobago lodged its withdrawal from the first Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. This measure will take effect...

Apr 17 2000 12:00 am
Detained demonstrators at risk of police brutality

At least six of those currently detained are reported to have been assaulted and denied medical treatment. One detainee who appeared in court today told the magistrate that he had been beaten on the...

Apr 17 2000 12:00 am
At least one dead as tensions increase in Ogoniland

According to the Rivers State authorities in Port Harcourt, the state capital, police went to the village of K-Dere, Gokana local government area, in the early hours of 11 April to quell inter...

Apr 13 2000 12:00 am
Ratification of International Criminal Court Rome Statute - a positive step against impunity

The organisation welcomed this positive step by Belize, which on 5 April 2000 deposited instruments of ratification with the office of the United Nations Secretary-General. It is the 8th country to...