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Dec 26 2001 12:00 am
TUNISIA:Judge Yahiaoui summoned before disciplinary council

'Members of the judiciary, like other citizens, have the right to freedom of expression, as guaranteed by international standards on the independence of the judiciary,' Amnesty International said...

Dec 21 2001 12:00 am

Amnesty International is also calling on the authorities to take immediate steps to guarantee his safety. The human rights organisation is urging an immediate, full and impartial investigation into...

Dec 21 2001 12:00 am
Liberia: Urgent attention of Security Council on protection of internally displaced people is vital

Amnesty International calls on the Security Council to take the lead in calling on the international community to provide adequate protection and assistance to internally displaced people in Liberia...

Dec 20 2001 12:00 am
USA: Mumia Abu-Jamal - Overturning of death sentence falls short of full justice

'Mumia Abu-Jamal's right to a fair trial was violated in 1982, but yesterday's ruling clearly failed to address this,' the organisation added, renewing its call for new proceedings to be opened in his...

Dec 20 2001 12:00 am
Sweden: Deportations leave men at risk of torture in Egypt

Muhammad Muhammad Suleiman Ibrahim El-Zari and Ahmed Hussein Mustafa Kamil Agiza were forcibly returned to Egypt by the Swedish authorities on 18 December. In Egypt both men are at grave risk of...

Dec 20 2001 12:00 am

'With the spotlight very much on Afghanistan, we cannot not let the torture, including rape, and killing of Chechen civilians by the Russian military go unnoticed,' said Amnesty International. Amnesty...

Dec 19 2001 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Amnesty International calls for a strong line from the Commonwealth

'The situation in Zimbabwe is getting worse day by day as the Presidential elections draw nearer. The government of Robert Mugabe is determined to remain in power by any means, including harassment...

Dec 19 2001 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: A human rights agenda for the new Prime Minister

The organisation said that it hoped that human rights commitments outlined in the political manifesto of the new ruling party, the United National Party (UNP), would become reality. Those commitments...

Dec 19 2001 12:00 am
India: The Prevention Of Terrorism Bill is not the answer to the attack on parliament

'A vote in favour of the POTB is a vote which does away with legal safeguards designed to prevent innocent persons from being prosecuted and punished,' the organisation said. The organisation condemns...

Dec 19 2001 12:00 am
Haiti: Amnesty International condemns attacks

During the attack on the National Palace, two police officers were apparently killed and several others wounded. At least one of the assailants was killed, and several others were said to have been...