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Aug 29 2000 12:00 am
Arrest of opposition editor causes concern

Rauf Arifoglu, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Yeni Musavat, was arrested on 22 August 2000 at his home in Baku after police claimed to have found an illegally-held 'Makarov' pistol in the apartment...

Aug 29 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International welcomes the release of journalists

However, Amnesty International is still concerned about these latest attacks on freedom of the news media in Liberia. The human rights group warned that human rights defenders and journalists in the...

Aug 29 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International condemns actions of Gujarat police

Amnesty International believes that those arrested in Baroda and other parts of Gujarat in the past 48 hours have been detained solely on the grounds that they are planning to exercise their right to...

Aug 29 2000 12:00 am
'Disappearance' is criminalised for the first time

In an unprecedented decision, on 19 August the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District unanimously passed an addition to the Penal Code allowing sentences of between 15 and 40 years in prison for...

Aug 24 2000 12:00 am
Vital UK support for International Court

Amnesty International has long campaigned for the creation of such a court because it will end the effective immunity from prosecution currently enjoyed by people alleged to have committed torture...

Aug 24 2000 12:00 am
Politically motivated violence against civilians must stop

'The civilian population is once again being used as an expendable political bargaining tool,' said the human rights organisation, after its latest mission to Burundi. In a continuing escalation of...

Aug 24 2000 12:00 am
Channel 4 journalists must be released

The arrest fits into a pattern of arrests of journalists and human rights defenders in Liberia on politically-motivated charges. Mark Lattimer, Amnesty International UK Communications Director, said:...

Aug 24 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International condemns actions of Gujarat police

Amnesty International believes that those arrested in Baroda and other parts of Gujarat in the past 48 hours have been detained solely on the grounds that they are planning to exercise their right to...

Aug 23 2000 12:00 am
When freedom of expression is a crime

'If she is convicted she would be considered to be a prisoner of conscience.' Nadire Mater will stand trial on 24 August and could be sentenced to several years in prison. Her publisher Semih Sökmen...

Aug 23 2000 12:00 am
Human rights defenders must be supported

The organisation expressed concern about the safety of Mrs. Dahlia Allen, attorney representing some twenty inmates at the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre, Spanish Town, who have allegedly...