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Feb 23 2001 12:00 am
GREECE: Freedom of expression must be upheld

The organisation urged that the charges against him be dropped, and that Article 191 of the criminal code, which deals with the 'dissemination of false information', be annulled or amended to ensure...

Feb 21 2001 12:00 am
TURKMENISTAN: CHRISTIAN LABOUR CAMP PRISONER HOSPITALISED

The prisoner, Shagildy Atakov, originally arrested in December 1998 and now being held in the town of Seydi in the northeast of the country, has reportedly been viciously beaten by guards and is...

Feb 21 2001 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: Amnesty International condemns state assassinations

In a new report out today the organisation is urging the Israeli authorities to put an end to this liquidation policy and to investigate all unlawful killings of Palestinians. During a recent visit to...

Feb 20 2001 12:00 am
Reforming São Paulo's prison system: tackle the cause not the symptom

'Short term responses to this unprecedented display of prisoner power will not prevent further incidents. Ill-considered and quick-fix solutions could aggravate the extreme crisis,' the organisation...

Feb 20 2001 12:00 am
CHILE: Victims of torture have the right to justice

The organisation expressed dismay at recent statements by the Minister of the Interior, Mr José Miguel Insulza, that a proliferation of human rights complaints would be detrimental to the country's...

Feb 20 2001 12:00 am
BRAZIL: Prison uprisings reflect deep-rooted crisis

'To prevent the situation from further spiralling into violence it is essential that human rights defenders, church representatives and independent observers be allowed to accompany any intervention...

Feb 20 2001 12:00 am
BAHRAIN: Amnesty International hails recent positive human rights developments

On 18 February the Amir of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa issued Decree 11 of 2001 abolishing the 'Decree Law on State Security Measures', which has been in force since October 1974. It...

Feb 19 2001 12:00 am
INDIA: Killings of human rights defenders must be investigated

Azam Ali, the district secretary of the Nalgonda branch of the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC), was killed by two unidentified men in Nalgonda town on the morning of 18 February. He...

Feb 16 2001 12:00 am
English speaking Caribbean: New court to replace Privy Council - must uphold standards

'We fear that this court is being created to make it easier for these states to put people to death,' the human rights organisation said. 'Judicial precedents that protect the rights of death row...

Feb 15 2001 12:00 am
GUINEA-BISSAU: Soldiers held in appalling conditions

The detainees were arrested in November 2000 for allegedly supporting General Ansumane Mané, the former leader of the disbanded Military Junta, who challenged the President over military promotions...