Jun 25 2001 12:00 am
KENYA: Impunity encourages the perpetuation of police torture
'The unwillingness or failure of the government to uphold the rule of law signals to Kenyans that police who abuse people's fundamental rights are above the law, 'Amnesty International said in Ending...
Jun 22 2001 12:00 am
Torture based on sexual identity - an unacknowledged global shame
In a new report launched today the organisation describes the plight of the thousands of people who are tortured and ill-treated because their real or perceived sexuality is seen as threatening social...
Jun 21 2001 12:00 am
Japan: Executions - continuing the secret and cruel practice
In the coming days, Japan faces international scrutiny over its use of the death penalty. Executions in Japan will be on the agenda at the First World Congress against the Death Penalty in Strasbourg...
Jun 20 2001 12:00 am
Mauritania: Prisoners of conscience sentenced to five years in prison
The three men were convicted on 14 June by Aioun criminal court on charges of conspiracy to commit acts of sabotage and terrorism. Their lawyers have alleged numerous serious irregularities and initia...
Jun 20 2001 12:00 am
INDIA: Excessive use of force in Manipur riots must be investigated
Additional paramilitary forces have been deployed to the state and an indefinite curfew is now in place in three Manipuri districts. 'Amnesty International is concerned about reports that troops have...
Jun 20 2001 12:00 am
Egypt: Human rights defenders Saad Eddin Ibrahim and his colleagues must be released
On 18 June 2001 the Supreme State Security Court issued the written verdict in the trial of Ibrahim and 27 others. 'The written verdict confirms that the charges against Ibrahim and three of his colle...
Jun 20 2001 12:00 am
CAMBODIA: Judiciary on trial
'Once again, the Cambodian judicial system is in the spotlight, and once again, it has failed to give a fair hearing to those on trial,' the two human rights organizations said. 'No one questions the...
Jun 19 2001 12:00 am
USA: GARZA EXECUTION SACRIFICES FAIRNESS FOR FINALITY
Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: 'Fresh from his charm offensive in Europe, President George Bush is back home allowing his country to violate once again international human rights s...
Jun 19 2001 12:00 am
Rwandese-controlled eastern DRC: Devastating human toll
It is estimated that 2.5 million people have died in eastern DRC from war-related causes in the last four years. Since August 1998, Rwandese government forces have occupied most of this part of the DR...
Jun 19 2001 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Grigory Pasko -- The voice of conscience must not be silenced
'By reporting on the Russian navy's illegal dumping of nuclear waste off the coast of Vladivostok and informing the public about the dangers of such acts to human life and health, Grigory Pasko was ex...