May 18 2001 12:00 am
FIJI: No reconciliation without human rights
'However experience shows that sweeping past human rights abuses under the carpet will not lead to stability and security, and will fail to bring about lasting peace both among and between ethnic grou...
May 17 2001 12:00 am
MOROCCO: Human rights defenders sentenced to imprisonment
'The verdict is a clear reminder that freedom of expression remains under serious threat in Morocco,' Amnesty International said today. The demonstration of 9 December 2000 was organised by the Associ...
May 17 2001 12:00 am
MEXICO: Time to end the injustice - release Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabrera
'This decision means that the injustice suffered by these two prisoners of conscience will be prolonged,' the organization added. In March this year, in a meeting with Amnesty International's Secretar...
May 17 2001 12:00 am
MEDIA AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED - Krishnan Guru-Murthy to host
Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: 'The very high standard of the entries to this year's Media Awards demonstrates the seriousness with which the UK media takes human rights issues.' T...
May 17 2001 12:00 am
INDONESIA: ASEAN Regional Forum members must address mounting violations in Aceh
If this Forum is to be effective, officials have to be prepared to address the difficult issues - and that includes dealing with human rights violations in Aceh, Amnesty International said. The securi...
May 15 2001 12:00 am
TUNISIA: Néjib Hosni is released following campaign of solidarity
'Néjib Hosni's imprisonment enraged human rights defenders inside and outside Tunisia,' Amnesty International said. 'The international campaign for his release has been a testament to global human ri...
May 15 2001 12:00 am
SLOVAKIA: Amnesty International welcomes recommendations to fight torture
'The conclusions of the Committee confirm the reports of torture and ill-treatment which we have received over the years, and which the Slovak authorities have consistently failed to investigate prope...
May 15 2001 12:00 am
ISRAEL/OCCUPIED TERRITORIES/PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY: Amnesty International urges the EU to take action on the Association Agreement
In a letter sent to all European Union foreign ministers Amnesty International today called for the European Union Association Council meeting, due to take place on 14-15 May, to address human rights...
May 15 2001 12:00 am
EGYPT: Run-up to Shura Council election marred by a wave of arrests
Over the past few weeks, tens of alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested in connection with their non-violent political activities in the run-up to elections to the Shura Council...
May 15 2001 12:00 am
CZECH REPUBLIC: UN Committee against Torture's conclusions and recommendations
'We urge the Czech authorities to implement the Committee's recommendations as a matter of urgency,' the organization added. In March 2001 Amnesty International called on the Czech authorities to take...