Jan 31 2001 12:00 am
Government must apply international standards to Action Directe four
Joëlle Aubron, Nathalie Ménigon, Jean-Marc Rouillan and Georges Cipriani were arrested in February 1987 and sentenced in 1994 to multiple terms of life imprisonment for politically-motivated acts of...
Jan 30 2001 12:00 am
Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam: Amnesty International calls on the authorities to respect the freedom of assembly
At least 37 people have reportedly been killed, including six police officers, and an unknown number injured when police used gas and live bullets to break-up demonstrations on the islands of Unguja a...
Jan 30 2001 12:00 am
Rewards for torturers must not be tolerated
Condemnation from the human rights organisation followed the announcement earlier this month of pardons for 11 National Police officers and three Civil Guards who had been convicted of committing tort...
Jan 30 2001 12:00 am
An appeal to all presidential candidates
The manifesto produced by Amnesty International with the support of over 12 other Ugandan nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), calls for ensuring that every Ugandan has the right to live in a society...
Jan 29 2001 12:00 am
Davos: Credibility of meeting threatened by policing, say NGOs
The signatories to the letter accuse the Swiss authorities of transforming the ski resort of Davos into a 'fortress' and of curtailing 'the right of assembly and free speech.' The organisations state...
Jan 26 2001 12:00 am
TURKEY - Prison critics in danger
The Ankara headquarters of IHD was raided this morning by security police who confiscated all five of the computer hard-disks on which the Association stores information. Documents were also removed....
Jan 26 2001 12:00 am
Davos: Intimidation must not be tolerated
Pierre Sané, who is representing Amnesty International in Davos, said today: 'Intimidation cannot be tolerated. People must be allowed to express their opinions, no matter what those opinions are. Th...
Jan 25 2001 12:00 am
ISRAEL & OT: Impunity for Killers of Palestinians
The punishment is in sharp contrast with the six and half year sentence given to Su'ad Hilmi Ghazal, a Palestinian from Sebastia village near Nablus who in December 1998 at the age of 15 and whilst su...
Jan 25 2001 12:00 am
CHECHNYA: The Council of Europe must act to stop further abuses
'As a defender of human rights the Council of Europe has a responsibility to ensure that strong pressure is applied to Russia.' Amnesty International said. 'It has an obligation to remind the Russian...
Jan 24 2001 12:00 am
Uganda must act now to halt further slaughter in Democratic Republic of Congo
'The latest killings and the climate of extreme distrust which is once again taking hold in the region are an indication that ethnic violence is set to intensify and could lead to renewed large - scal...