Sep 28 2000 12:00 am
Freedom March 2000 - the authorities must avoid repeat of last year's crack-down
'The large-scale arbitrary arrests and police ill-treatment of peaceful demonstrators during the Freedom March 1999 should be avoided at all costs, during which there were reportedly over 200 arrests'...
Sep 28 2000 12:00 am
Agencies applaud arms promise, now call for action
This is a significant advance on the Government's 1998 White Paper proposals, and a sign that the British Government are listening to the evidence of agencies who witness on a day-to-day basis the suf...
Sep 27 2000 12:00 am
Time is long overdue to address Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's rights
'Despite an encouraging emerging debate on Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's rights in Saudi Arabia, Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights still face ex...
Sep 27 2000 12:00 am
Papua at risk of becoming another East Timor
'The police and military continue to commit serious human rights violations in Papua and the authorities have failed to make a credible effort to bring those responsible to justice. Until the security...
Sep 27 2000 12:00 am
Joint appeal calling for rights of conscientious objectors
The Law of Defence sets out the premises for military service in Macedonia and Amnesty International is concerned about its lack of compatibility with existing international recommendations. Specifica...
Sep 27 2000 12:00 am
Are returning Afghan refugees properly protected?
'The international community is labouring under the illusion that some areas in Afghanistan are safe for the return of Afghan refugees This ignores the reality that frontlines change quickly and ethni...
Sep 27 2000 12:00 am
Appeal for revising the Penal Code
'Failing to do so in this last sitting before parliamentary elections which are scheduled for November 2000 would represent a broken commitment to the people of Romania to ensure that their rights and...
Sep 26 2000 12:00 am
Are returning Afghan refugees properly protected?
'The international community is labouring under the illusion that some areas in Afghanistan are safe for the return of Afghan refugees . This ignores the reality that frontlines change quickly and eth...
Sep 26 2000 12:00 am
Aceh situation worsening, human rights groups warn
'Abductions, torture, and unlawful killings are taking place on a daily basis throughout Aceh. Civilian authority has all but collapsed, and no one in Jakarta seems to be paying serious attention to h...
Sep 25 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International condemns harassment of human rights defender
Kamal al-Batal was first summoned by the police for interrogation in July 2000 concerning a call for urgent action Mirsad had issued by e-mail in April 2000. The communique expressed concern about a r...