May 24 2000 12:00 am
Unsung heroines - the Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights of Burma

'Already struggling to feed their families and educate their Children's rights, Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in Burma also face human rights violations on a massive scale...

May 24 2000 12:00 am
SAFEGUARDS NEEDED FOR UK ARMS

Arms should not be made available to any forces which include as combatants Children's rights under the age of 18. Protection of Sierra Leonean civilians from further human rights abuse and long-term...

May 24 2000 12:00 am
Inquiries into Jammu and Kashmir killings must go ahead

Amnesty International has welcomed committments and has asked the government for details of the composition, frame of reference and progress of the inquiries. Only the last of the following incidents...

May 24 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International welcomes Khiam releases

For 16 years, Lebanese detainees have been held without charge or trial and systematically tortured in Khiam Detention Centre. For seven years the detainees were held cut off from the outside world...

May 24 2000 12:00 am
143 ethnic Albanians sentenced to between seven and 13 years

The organisation called today for a retrial, and for a new examination of the evidence. 'The presumption of innocence of each of the accused was not respected,' Amnesty International said. The judge...

May 22 2000 12:00 am
Those searching for truth and justice must be protected

Judge Servini, who is in charge of the investigation into the cases of Children's rights who ' disappeared during the military government, publicly denounced on 15 May death threats to herself and a...

May 22 2000 12:00 am
Former Prime Minister narrowly escapes return to prison

Mikhail Chigir was sentenced today by the City Court in Minsk to three years imprisonment - two of which were suspended - for alleged abuse of power relating to a position he held as head of a bank...

May 19 2000 12:00 am
Human Rights at risk

Amnesty International calls for the immediate and unconditional release of anyone held for his or her race, ethnic background or political opinion. 'We appeal to the commanders of the security forces...

May 19 2000 12:00 am
Allegations of shootings at the scene of bomb blast

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing which also injured 90 people, 64 of them civilians. The majority of the victims were members of the Tamil community who were gathered at a Buddhist...

May 19 2000 12:00 am
Action not words to keep human rights defenders alive

In the past three years alone, more than 25 Colombian human rights activists have been killed, a similar number have narrowly escaped murder, and at least 40 have fled the country fearing for their...