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Nov 30 2000 12:00 am
Uphold appeal of Zhuo Xiaojun

He was initially sentenced to death by Fuzhou City Intermediate People's Court on 7 September 1990 after the case had reportedly been returned to investigators several times due to insufficient...

Nov 29 2000 12:00 am

Amnesty International Director of Communications Mark Lattimer said: ' Torture is an abomination and no Government should accept it as part of normal police practice. Only by bringing the torturers to...

Nov 29 2000 12:00 am
Freedom of Assembly under increasing threat

Different rallies were held by both opposition and ruling party members of the Parliament and others who are critical of the government. On 26 November 2000, at the Tumsifu Centre in Kisumu, Western...

Nov 29 2000 12:00 am

The human rights organisation welcomed today's publication of the Foreign Affairs Committee report on the Government's policies towards China. Mark Lattimer, Communications Director of Amnesty...

Nov 29 2000 12:00 am
Concerns about risk of isolation in Turkish prisons

Amnesty International is concerned about reports that solitary confinement and small group isolation are being practised in Kartal Special Type Prisons. The organisation believes that these regimes...

Nov 28 2000 12:00 am
GUINEA BISSAU: Freedom of expression is under attack in the aftermath of an army rebellion.

Several opposition politicians were arrested between 24 and 26 November 2000 in the capital, Bissau, accused of supporting the rebellion led by General Ansumane Mané, the former leader of the...

Nov 27 2000 12:00 am
Torturers of Fatma Tokmak and her son go free

On 9 December 1996 Fatma Tokmak, a Kurdish woman who does not speak Turkish, was detained on suspicion that she and her husband were affiliated with Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). She was held in...

Nov 27 2000 12:00 am
Deaths of 80 people in custody must be investigated by independent experts

Although the authorities have said the bodies showed no signs of violence, the deaths on the night of 21-22 November occurred in suspicious circumstances. The Mozambican authorities have reportedly...

Nov 27 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International calls for deployment of human rights observers

'Various measures have been proposed by United Nations bodies, as well as the United States, Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), to end the violence and human rights abuses that...

Nov 24 2000 12:00 am
RUSSIAN FEDARATION: Continued pressure on Grigory Pasko

The human rights organization considers this court ruling as a sign of increasing pressure on environmental activists in the Russian Federation. Grigory Pasko was arrested in 1997 for treason and...