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Nov 24 2000 12:00 am
Another human rights defender killed

T. Puroshottam, Joint Secretary of the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC), was attacked by a group of unidentified men wielding knives when he went to a local shop to buy soap this...

Nov 24 2000 12:00 am

Sally Potter ('Orlando', 'The Tango Lesson') will personally introduce the film, a moving depiction of refugees uprooted in 1920s Soviet Union and the threats to minority groups posed by fascism in...

Nov 23 2000 12:00 am
Lack of concrete progress on outstanding concerns is disappointing

Amnesty International welcomed the encouraging statements made over the past year by the Algerian authorities at the highest level. These included the authorities' wish to deal with these outstanding...

Nov 23 2000 12:00 am
Criminal justice system still on trial

Momcilo Trajkovic, who faces charges of war crimes against ethnic Albanians, will go on trial in the absence of a prosecutor from the international community. The presence of an international...

Nov 22 2000 12:00 am
Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights, Children's rights and activists living in fear of violence in Aceh

'We are used to violence -- we have violence for breakfast' Ridwan*, who was 14-years old when his father was killed after being taken from his village by security forces in 1991. 'While thousands of...

Nov 22 2000 12:00 am
Immediate action needed to end torture

Belarus' disturbing human rights record was once again in the international spotlight yesterday afternoon, as the UN Committee presented the conclusions and recommendations of its four-yearly review...

Nov 22 2000 12:00 am
First executions in four years -- a step backwards for human rights

'There is no convincing evidence that the death penalty deters crimes such as drug-trafficking more effectively than other punishments,' Amnesty International said. 'The Malaysian authorities must...

Nov 22 2000 12:00 am
Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD colleagues -- two months in detention

'The international community should step up pressure on the Burma government to release these prisoners of conscience without delay. Detaining people to silence them is completely unacceptable,' the...

Nov 21 2000 12:00 am
Time to work towards ending torture

While welcoming Armenia's willingness to acknowledge problems during this transitional phase in the country's history, Amnesty International strongly urges the government to set about improving its...

Nov 21 2000 12:00 am
Technical cooperation with the UN is not enough

The MOU program will initially focus on training in the areas of human rights education, police, and the issue of minor crimes and administrative detention. However it does not appear to include a...