May 31 2001 12:00 am
JAMAICA: Patrick Genius inquest - A first step to end impunity?
The ruling came nearly a year and a half after Patrick Genius was killed by police officers in Kingston, Jamaica on 13 December 1999. The autopsy report into his death indicated that he had sustained...
May 30 2001 12:00 am
WORLD REPORT CRITICISES UK ASYLUM RECORD
The UK entry in the Amnesty International Report 2001 highlights: * The lack of access to legal advice for 'dispersed' asylum-seekers * The hostile attitudes facing many asylum-seekers * The detention...
May 25 2001 12:00 am
TIBETAN MUSICIAN CASE MARKS 40 YEARS OF HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNING
Now in his thirties, Ngawang Choephel, who is in urgent need of medical treatment, has been transferred to a prison in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, supposedly to receive hospital treatment. During...
May 22 2001 12:00 am
TRANSVESTITE CASE MARKS 40 YEARS OF HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNING
Police claim Vanesa Lorena Ledesma died from a ‘cardiac arrest', though an autopsy reportedly showed she had been tortured, including being beaten while handcuffed, with severe bruising to feet, arm...
May 22 2001 12:00 am
TRANSVESTITE CASE MARKS 40 YEARS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Police claim Vanesa Lorena Ledesma died from a ‘cardiac arrest', though an autopsy reportedly showed she had been {tortured}, including being beaten while handcuffed, with severe bruising to feet, a...
May 22 2001 12:00 am
INDONESIA: First execution in five years - a step back
The two men, Gerson Pandie and Fredik Soru, both 34 years old, were sentenced to death in 1989 for the murder of Theopilus and Marselina Pingak, and their two adopted Children's rights, Memori and Ast...
May 22 2001 12:00 am
ETHIOPIA: Freedom of expression and association under attack
'These human rights defenders are being held solely for peacefully carrying out their legitimate human rights work. The Ethiopian government should release them immediately and unconditionally,' the h...
May 22 2001 12:00 am
Canada: Amnesty International calls for public enquiry into alleged police brutality
'Eye witness accounts -- including from our own observer -- point to the excessive use of tear gas by police against peaceful demonstrators , and the use of plastic bullets,' the organization said. Fi...
May 22 2001 12:00 am
ALBANIA: Political will needed to end torture
As the report demonstrates, torture and ill-treatment persisted both under the previous government of the Democratic Party and the present one of the Socialist Party. 'With national elections just a m...
May 21 2001 12:00 am
COLOMBIA: Global action to support Colombian human rights defenders under attack
On 19 May in 1997 human rights activists Elsa Alvarado and Mario Calderón were killed in their home in Bogotá. Masked gunmen overpowered the doorman, forcibly entered the apartment and killed them w...