Jun 29 2001 12:00 am
TUNISIA: Three international human rights groups join call for release of all prisoners of conscience
The three organisations said the move must cover all known or suspected government opponents or human rights activists who have been imprisoned, prosecuted or harassed simply for the peaceful exercise...
Jun 29 2001 12:00 am
PAKISTAN: Harassment and police brutality against Afghan refugees
Afghan refugee Salahuddin Samadi had been living in Pakistan since 1996. Two police constables stopped him, his brother and two female relatives in Islamabad on 15 June and ordered them into taxis to...
Jun 29 2001 12:00 am
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia : Amnesty International welcomes Milosevic's transfer to The Hague
'This is the most significant step so far taken by the government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) towards ending the impunity which has been enjoyed for too long by senior political figure...
Jun 28 2001 12:00 am
USA: The USA must obey International Court decision on prisoners' rights
Ruling by overwhelming majority, the ICJ declared that the USA was in breach of its obligations under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations to Germany and to German nationals Karl and Walter LaG...
Jun 28 2001 12:00 am
TUNISIA: NOMINEE FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AWARD ARRESTED
Sihem Ben Sedrine has been shortlisted for this years ' Special Award for Human Rights Journalists Under Threat '. This award is given to a journalist who by reporting on the human rights situation in...
Jun 28 2001 12:00 am
GUINEA-BISSAU: Sustained attack against freedom of expression
'Freedom of expression is a fundamental right enshrined in the Guinean Constitution and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which Guinea Bissau is a signatory. The government m...
Jun 27 2001 12:00 am
INDONESIA: Aceh peace talks must put civilian protection first
The recent torture and killing of three high school students is a stark reminder of why human rights protection must be firmly on the agenda. Lukman (18), Azhari Iskandar (18) and Tarmizi (16) were sh...
Jun 27 2001 12:00 am
CHINA/NORTH KOREA: Asylum seekers must be protected
'As a signatory to the Refugee Convention, the Chinese authorities should guarantee the safety of the Gil-suh family while they have access to a fair refugee determination procedure. They should not b...
Jun 26 2001 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo: Torture - a weapon of war against unarmed civilians
In a situation of armed conflict involving troops from at least six governments and armed political groups, many of their forces use torture as a weapon of war, primarily against unarmed civilians. To...
Jun 26 2001 12:00 am
Americas: UN Day for the victims of torture -- a day for remembrance, a day for action
This happened in the Mexican state of Chiapas last month, but similar cases are still a sad occurrence in some 22 countries across the Americas, Amnesty International said today on the UN Day in suppo...