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Jul 26 2000 12:00 am
Commission of Inquiry must take strong action to end impunity

The Commission of Inquiry into the beating of 300 prisoners in May is due to announce the results of its findings soon. Amnesty International is calling on the Commission of Inquiry to include these...

Jul 26 2000 12:00 am
ASEAN: Taking up the human rights challenge

'Human rights violations and impunity are the root causes of much conflict and instability in southeast Asia. ASEAN leaders and dialogue partners should include human rights protection in any...

Jul 26 2000 12:00 am
Arms report shows up holes in the controls

The Strategic Export Controls Annual Report will contain no information about foreign deals arranged by British-based arms brokers, no information on any arms made overseas under licence from British...

Jul 26 2000 12:00 am
An Open letter to members of Iran's Sixth Majles

The letter is available on Amnesty International's website.

Jul 26 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International seeks ban on secret evidence

The organisation believes that the failure to provide any detailed reasons for the detention to both Mr Al Najjar or his attorney meant that he was unable effectively to defend himself and challenge...

Jul 17 2000 12:00 am
Juvenile may die after death sentences in 'Daimler-Benz' killings

Though Liu Guangyuan is officially recorded as aged 18, his mother has claimed that she had previously inflated his age in order to gain a grant of land and that he is in fact 17 and therefore too...

Jul 17 2000 12:00 am
Fears that six executed for sexual orientation

Three of the six men, executed in Abha, Asir Province on 11 July, were named as 'Attiya bin Obeid 'Attiya, Rajih bin Ibrahim 'Issa and Rajihi bin Hamad bin Ali, all Saudi nationals. The others, Yemeni...

Jul 17 2000 12:00 am
Exodus from Shan State to escape forced labour

Shan civilians have suffered the consequences of internal armed conflict for over four years, when the army of Burma began a massive forcible relocation program as part of their counter-insurgency...

Jul 17 2000 12:00 am
Christian facing torture and execution for his belief

Mohamed Omar Haji, 27, was arrested several times in January of this year. Police allegedly beat and threatened to kill him in order to force him to recant during interrogation at the al-Tawahi police...

Jul 14 2000 12:00 am

The 1997 Labour Party manifesto included a welcome commitment to 'work for the creation of an international criminal court' and in 1998 in negotiations in Rome to create the Court the UK Government...