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. M...
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 bec...
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 becau...
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 com...
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...
Jul 27 2001 12:00 am
LEBANON: Amnesty International welcomes repeal of death penalty law
'The abolition of the death penalty in Lebanon would be a major historical step to ensure one of the fundamental human rights for future generations in Lebanon' said Amnesty International. At least 17...
Jul 27 2001 12:00 am
GUATEMALA: Wave of attacks on human rights defenders must end
In recent months, human rights organizations and advocates, as well as others investigating human rights abuses, have been increasingly targeted. Acts of intimidation have included death threats, as w...
Jul 27 2001 12:00 am
EGYPT: Feminist writer threatened by forced divorce for comments on Islam
The complaints against Nawal al-Saadawi are based on the hisba law, a legal procedure which allows an individual to file a complaint 'on behalf of society' against another individual. The Public Prose...