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 UK LOSES LEAD IN SUPPORT FOR WORLD COURT
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 pl...
Jul 14 2000 12:00 am
Cutting the link between diamonds and human rights abuses
Since May this year, when the long-standing crisis in Sierra Leone captured the world's attention, governments and the industry have announced a series of measures which aim to prevent so-called confl...
Jul 14 2000 12:00 am
Concerns about ongoing of detention of human rights defenders
'Egypt's international obligations require it to respect the rights of detainees which include to be informed promptly and in detail of the charges against them', the organisations said today. 'The ch...
Jul 13 2000 12:00 am
Where is missing MDC supporter?
Patrick Nabanyama was abducted on the afternoon of 19 June 2000 by a group of so-called 'war veterans'. The 'war veterans' went to his house and abducted him in the presence of his wife and Children's...
Jul 13 2000 12:00 am
Uncertain future for justice and human rights
'A far-reaching amnesty promised to anyone connected with the coup has already encouraged widespread lawlessness and bodes ill for the future of justice and human rights in Fiji,' Amnesty Internationa...
Jul 13 2000 12:00 am
Stop attacks on rights groups
'Worryingly, this comes shortly after President Sam Nujoma verbally attacked gays and lesbians at the end of June. The President should lead by example and must stop hate speech,' Amnesty Internationa...
Jul 13 2000 12:00 am
Prisoner executed in secret
The news of this execution is particularly disturbing, especially in the light of the concerns - repeatedly raised by Amnesty International with the Uzbek authorities - about Dmitry Chikunov's death s...
Jul 13 2000 12:00 am
Local Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights aid workers must be released
The seven Afghan Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and 71 year old Mary MacMakin from the United States were arrested along with eight men on 9 July by Taleban officials. All...
Jul 13 2000 12:00 am
Albanians face injustice
The trial, held in Belgrade, was marked by legal irregularities which violated both Yugoslav and international fair trial standards, disputed material evidence, and the use of statements that had alle...