Jun 30 2000 12:00 am
SAUDI VISIT TO UNITED KINGDOM: STRAW SHOULD RAISE RIYADH INJUSTICE WITH GOVERNOR
The Saudi Prince, currently in Britain for an eight-day visit that includes meetings with Tony Blair, Robin Cook and John Prescott and engagements with the Queen and Prince Charles, is governor of the...
Jun 30 2000 12:00 am
Rape and other forms of sexual violence must be stopped
'Rape, sexual slavery and other forms of sexual violence by rebel forces have been systematic and widespread,' notes the human rights organisation which is making specific recommendations to all the f...
Jun 29 2000 12:00 am
Local communities face political violence in the run-up to elections
'Local communities are especially bearing the brunt of the ruling party's political machine,' the organisation added. Methods used by the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to pressurize t...
Jun 29 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International urges Turkish authorities to end Ocalan's solitary confinement
Abdullah Ocalan leader of the armed opposition group Kurdistan Workers' Party has been held in solitary confinement for 16 months since his apprehension on 15 February 1999. The human rights organisat...
Jun 29 2000 12:00 am
AMNESTY CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO PREVENT TORTURE OF BBC JOURNALIST IN KINSHASA JAIL
The circular says all ten, who were detained on 24 June, are at grave risk of torture . They have been taken to a detention centre in Kinshasa, which has a well-earned reputation for torture, and have...
Jun 29 2000 12:00 am
Afghan Intellectuals at risk
Amnesty International is concerned for the safety and whereabouts of noted Afghan scholar and former lecturer at Kabul University, Professor Mohammad Rahim Elham, who was deported to Afghanistan by th...
Jun 28 2000 12:00 am
Uphold human rights in Moluccas state of emergency
'Military and police personnel must know that they are accountable for their actions at all times - state of emergency or not,' the organisation said following the Indonesian government's declaration...
Jun 28 2000 12:00 am
Post-election human rights agenda
'The post-election government of Zimbabwe has an opportunity to take clear and definite steps to end the cycle of impunity. In the past impunity has led to further human rights violations - the people...
Jun 27 2000 12:00 am
KOREA: Amnesty International urges Leaders to respect human rights.
The leaders of South and North Korea have signed a joint declaration to end the tense stand off on the Korean peninsula. They agreed on exchanging visiting groups of separated families and relatives,...
Jun 27 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International calls for release or fair retrial of all political detainees
'Today, on the 20th anniversary of the massacre of hundreds of prisoners in Tadmur Prison, we call on the Syrian government to dedicate itself to building a state of law and human rights', Amnesty Int...