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Mar 28 2001 12:00 am
AFGHANISTAN: Massacre in Yakaolang

According to eyewitness accounts, Taleban forces began to arrest and execute Hazara people over several days after recapturing Yakaolang district from Hezb-e Wahdat armed forces on 7 January...

Mar 27 2001 12:00 am
TOGO: Time to turn principles into practice

As the report of the joint UN - OAU Commission of Inquiry for Togo (COI) is about to be discussed at its 57th session, the UN Commission on Human Rights must ensure a full and prompt implementation of...

Mar 27 2001 12:00 am
COOK SPEECH: Government must press ahead with commitment to human rights

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: 'The pre-election period is absolutely the right time to demonstrate that the government is serious in its commitment to a human rights-centred...

Mar 26 2001 12:00 am
ISRAEL/OCCUPIED TERRITORIES/PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY 'Developing a human rights agenda for peace'

Amnesty International calls unreservedly for the full enjoyment of the human rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for all people. A major flaw of the process which began with the Oslo...

Mar 26 2001 12:00 am
INDIA: Five years after Jalil Andrabi's death and still no decisive action taken to arrest those responsible

On 27 March 1996, the dead body of human rights lawyer Jalil Andrabi was found in the river Jhelum, 19 days after he was seen being taken away by military personnel. Those responsible for his death...

Mar 23 2001 12:00 am
PAKISTAN: Mass arrests a bad omen for human rights protection

'Many people had little to celebrate today - Pakistan Day - as they spend the day behind bars,' the organisation said. 'People have been detained simply for exercising their right to express their...

Mar 23 2001 12:00 am
LIBERIA: As UN sanctions approach, repression of critics escalates

Dozens of university students were beaten by the security forces in Monrovia yesterday solely for peacefully protesting against the continued detention of four independent journalists of The News...

Mar 23 2001 12:00 am
HAITI: Outbreak of recent violence should end now

The latest series of violent incidents began on Saturday 17 March 2001 with clashes between supporters of President Aristide of the governing Fanmi Lavalas party, and those of the opposition coalition...

Mar 23 2001 12:00 am
GUATEMALA: intimidation must not stop justice

'This attack is simply the latest in a long line of threats and abuses directed at Guatemalan judicial officials and others involved in the case,' Amnesty International added. At least seven judges...

Mar 22 2001 12:00 am
BURUNDI: Between hope and fear

Amnesty International's report, Burundi: Between hope and fear, paints a deeply disturbing picture of the inexorable rise in killings of unarmed civilians, 'disappearances' , torture arbitrary arrests...