Apr 30 2001 12:00 am
TURKEY: Amnesty international concerns about prosposed amendments to Anti-Terror Law.
Amnesty International has repeatedly raised its concern with the Turkish Government that the imprisonment of people in solitary confinement or small group isolation may amount to cruel, inhuman or deg...
Apr 30 2001 12:00 am
TUNISIA: Free Néjib Hosni, prisoner of conscience
'The case of Néjib Hosni, imprisoned because of his activities on behalf of victims of repression, is an example of the relentless campaign to which human rights defenders are increasingly being subj...
Apr 30 2001 12:00 am
ITALY: Amnesty International calls for an independent inquiry into actions by law enforcement officers during Global Forum in Naples
The demonstration, held during the Global Forum, degenerated into violent clashes between groups of demonstrators attempting to enter the conference area and law enforcement officers. Both officers an...
Apr 30 2001 12:00 am
GUATEMALA: concern at wave of attacks on civil society
FRG supporters broke up a peaceful demonstration organized outside the Supreme Court of Justice to protest against impunity and request the arrest of ex-dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt for alteri...
Apr 27 2001 12:00 am
UNCHR: Acts to prevent 'disappearances' but continues to ignore grave violations in some countries
If the CHR is to live up to its role as the world's primary human rights body it must protect human rights on their merits rather than protect the narrow self-interests of the governments that make up...
Apr 27 2001 12:00 am
THAILAND: Prime Minister asked to halt executions
The appeal, on behalf of Amnesty International's one million members, is in response to the Thai government's recent announcement that it would 'speed up the execution of drug convicts'. While recogni...
Apr 26 2001 12:00 am
USA -- Old habits die hard: New Amnesty International report on death penalty in Oklahoma
'While Texas has drawn worldwide attention for the sheer number of executions, its smaller neighbour has passed death sentences, and is currently carrying them out, at a greater rate,' the organisatio...
Apr 26 2001 12:00 am
MALAYSIA: Human rights activist at risk of torture
Badaruddin Ismail, a member of leading human rights organisation Suaram, had been assisting the families of the victims of {arbitrary arrest} and documenting an inquiry into police brutality. No reaso...
Apr 26 2001 12:00 am
MALAYSIA: Human rights activist at risk of torture
Badaruddin Ismail, a member of leading human rights organisation Suaram, had been assisting the families of the victims of arbitrary arrest and documenting an inquiry into police brutality. No reasons...
Apr 26 2001 12:00 am
JORDAN: Amnesty International calls for a new chance for justice
The nine men, charged with carrying out a series of politically-motivated bombings in March and April 1998. They were tried two years ago before military judges in the State Security Court, whose proc...