May 31 2000 12:00 am
Tiananmen Square - expanding the circle of victims after 11 years
'The circle of victims widens at every annual commemoration as those courageously seek justice for the victims of the 1989 massacre are detained or imprisoned by the authorities. The authorities' sile...
May 31 2000 12:00 am
DE BEERS AND DIAMOND TRADERS SHOULD GUARANTEE TO STOP ëBLOOD DIAMONDSí
In February 2000 De Beers Consolidated Mines of South Africa announced that it would no longer buy any diamonds sourced from regions controlled by armed groups opposed to the legitimate authority in S...
May 31 2000 12:00 am
CONGO MUST AVOID SIERRA LEONE ëPEACEí MODEL
In a new report on the DRC published today Amnesty International reveals a massive scale of human rights violations that include the killing of thousands of unarmed civilians, torture, rape and ‘ di...
May 30 2000 12:00 am
Russian warning of air strike evokes memories of massive human rights violations
The warning evokes memories of massive human rights violations during the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989 which resulted in the deaths of thousands of defenceless Women's...
May 30 2000 12:00 am
Five years on, still no justice for Osmo Vallo
'The Swedish authorities have failed to uncover the full circumstances of how Osmo Vallo died,' Amnesty International said. 'Indeed, the many investigations into the cause of death have only served to...
May 30 2000 12:00 am
CHECHNYA: Amnesty International material seized as 'anti-Russian propaganda'
Mariana Katzarova was travelling to Vladikavkaz in the Republic of North Ossetia to attend a seminar on Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights in the North Caucasus at the invitation of the Russian g...
May 26 2000 12:00 am
UK PROGRAMME OF ACTION NEEDED
Welcoming reports that President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has agreed to a British request to disarm and demobilise all Children's rights (under-18s) from pro-government forces, Amnesty International today c...
May 26 2000 12:00 am
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK MEDIA AWARDS - SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
The distinguished panel of judges comprised: Nick Clarke, presenter of BBC Radio 4's The World At One; Daljit Dhaliwal, presenter of ITN's World News; Mark Lattimer, Communications Director at Amnesty...
May 25 2000 12:00 am
UK MUST ENSURE DISARMING OF CHILD SOLDIERS
Priority must be given to disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of child soldiers and adequate resources made available for agencies specifically helping them. In the past year alone, several...
May 25 2000 12:00 am
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MONITORING CONSEQUENCES OF WITHDRAWAL
The Amnesty International delegates will arrive in Lebanon on Saturday 27 May, and will carry out immediate investigations into the procedures for arresting and detaining those said to be members of t...