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Sep 22 2000 12:00 am
Prisoners of conscience must be released

'This trial ought never to have taken place. The conviction of Alpha Condé and some of his co-detainees shows just how far the Guinean authorities are determined to go to silence any opposition'...

Sep 22 2000 12:00 am
A sea of flowers for Akin Birdal

Akin Birdal was put on trial because he called for a peaceful approach to the Kurdish issue in speeches made in 1998 and 1996. He has been imprisoned since 23 March 2000, sentenced under Article 312...

Sep 21 2000 12:00 am
FR YUGOSLAVIA: Increased violence against opposition groups

'The weeks preceding the forthcoming elections in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, have seen a deeply disturbing rise in the use of violence, intimidation and harassment', Amnesty International...

Sep 20 2000 12:00 am

Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: 'Despite real progress in some areas, the Labour Government still has outstanding commitments to introduce legislation to ratify the statute of...

Sep 19 2000 12:00 am
Muzzling Civil Society

In the report 'Muzzling the civil society', Amnesty International said 'The authorities in Egypt are sending a clear message to the country's civil society by detaining and imprisoning, those who...

Sep 18 2000 12:00 am
Civilians at risk as armed forces launch massive attack

'Indiscriminate bombing of the civilian population must be halted immediately. No security crisis can justify a military offensive which involves the killing of civilians,' Amnesty International said...

Sep 15 2000 12:00 am
F R of Yugoslavia(FRY): Let these men go - Mr Jankovic

'These men should be released immediately; their detention is completely unlawful - it violates both national and international law', Amnesty International said. 'If there is substantial evidence that...

Sep 13 2000 12:00 am
Supreme Court dismisses Prosecutor General's appeal against acquittal of Aleksandr Nikitin

The Presidium of Russia's Supreme Court today dismissed the Prosecutor General's appeal against the earlier acquittal of Aleksandr Nikitin, a former prisoner of conscience charged with treason and...

Sep 13 2000 12:00 am
Death penalty - Time for leadership

The study has found significant racial and geographical disparities in the application of the death penalty at federal level, and indicates that minorities - particularly African Americans - have been...

Sep 11 2000 12:00 am
MILLENNIUM SUMMIT: World leaders strengthen committment to human rights protection

The three day Summit which closed on Friday, has included many states signing and ratifying treaties which safeguard the fundamental rights of people. 'People in countries that have ratified human...