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Aug 01 2001 12:00 am
LIBERIA: Killings, torture and rape continue in Lofa County

Amnesty International today called on Liberian government forces and Liberian armed opposition groups to immediately end widespread and gross abuses against unarmed civilians in Lofa County. In a...

Aug 01 2001 12:00 am
Italy/G8 Summit: Amnesty International calls for commission of inquiry

The organisation wrote to Italy's Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, expressing concern about the alleged human rights violations committed in the context of the G8 policing operation and asking for...

Aug 01 2001 12:00 am
ISRAEL/OCCUPIED TERRITORIES: Israel shows reckless disregard for human life

The Israeli Air Force killed yesterday eight people, including two Children's rights and two journalists and wounded 15 others, including a human rights defender as they shot two missiles from an...

Jul 31 2001 12:00 am
USA: One strike and you're out - Texas set to execute another juvenile offender

The organization today issued a new report on the case of Napoleon Beazley, scheduled to be put to death on 15 August for a carjacking murder committed when he was 17. This would be the 18th execution...

Jul 30 2001 12:00 am
KENYA: Police execute seven people in cold blood

On 25 July 2001, an elite squad of the Kenyan Police Force surrounded a bus, forced all the passengers out and detained eight people. The passengers were then allowed to continue with their journey...

Jul 30 2001 12:00 am
INDIA: Police harassment against the workers of human rights defenders raising AIDS awareness

'These activists appear to have been targeted by the police solely for their work with the homosexual community,' the organization said, adding that it considers them to be prisoners of conscience...

Jul 30 2001 12:00 am
EAST TIMOR: Justice at risk

A reduced UN presence will remain to assist the future East Timor government after UNTAET's mandate ends on 31 January 2002. Amnesty International argued for human rights to be integrated into the UN...

Jul 30 2001 12:00 am
Czech Roma denied entry to the UK

Several independent reports received by Amnesty International suggest that UK immigration officials based at Prague airport are singling out travellers from the country's Roma ('Gypsy') minority...

Jul 30 2001 12:00 am
50th Anniversary of the Refugee Convention: Amnesty International appeals for further accession

The human rights organization appeals to those countries that have not acceded to this cornerstone of international refugee protection to do so without delay or reservation. 'Only through a global...

Jul 27 2001 12:00 am
USA: Amnesty International condemns housing minors in Wisconsin supermax prison

Prisoners at Boscobel prison are allowed no outdoor exercise and can see their relatives only through a video screen. In the most restrictive custody levels, inmates are confined alone for 24 hours a...