Jan 15 2001 12:00 am
CATASTROPHIC HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES STILL THE CRITICAL ISSUE

Amnesty International, which condemns any act of hostage-taking by armed political groups - including hijacking - as a human rights abuse, remains deeply concerned about the situation in Afghanistan...

Jan 11 2001 12:00 am
Commission's findings must be made public

In the interest of transparency and justice for the victims of decades of human rights violations, the Commission's report and recommendations should be published in full at the earliest opportunity...

Jan 11 2001 12:00 am
Amnesty International urges immediate response to threats of political violence

On 9 January representatives of popular organisations claiming to support the dominant Fanmi Lavalas party issued threats of physical violence against members of opposition parties and journalists...

Jan 10 2001 12:00 am
Yugoslav national faces death following ill-treatment and lack of medical attention in prison

'This man's plight highlights long-standing concerns about the Japanese prison system,' Amnesty International said. 'Everyone should be treated humanely, whatever crime they have committed.' Thirty...

Jan 10 2001 12:00 am
Executions may be resumed after 24 years

Following a cabinet decision in the context of rising levels of crime last March, the government is on the verge of breaking its 24-year moratorium. 'The death penalty is a brutalising punishment...

Jan 09 2001 12:00 am
13 prisoners set to die in January, as the country prepares for new president

'The USA must recognise the damage being done to its international reputation by its relentless and increasingly isolated use of this brutalizing punishment,' Amnesty International said today. The...

Jan 08 2001 12:00 am
Isolation and beatings in new prisons must stop now

Representatives of the groups are currently in Turkey to research the operation conducted in 20 prisons in December 2000 and to investigate conditions at the new F-type prisons to which many of the...

Jan 05 2001 12:00 am
Landmark High Court ruling against fatwas

'This is a significant and most welcome development which sends a clear message that discriminatory practices against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights , particularly in rural...

Jan 05 2001 12:00 am
Armed groups target civilians in Assam, India

'In light of the escalating violence and conflicting claims about who has carried out the killings, the government must exercise some control over this dire situation and initiate impartial and...

Jan 03 2001 12:00 am
Human rights defender sentenced to year in prison

Following an unfair trial , Moncef Marzouki was sentenced on 30 December 2000 to eight months' imprisonment for 'maintaining an unauthorized association' and four months for 'spreading false...