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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...

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...

Jul 26 2001 12:00 am
JORDAN: Amnesty International deplores State Security Court trial sentences

Amnesty International has repeatedly expressed concern in statements and letters to the Jordanian authorities, including the Prime Minister, that the initial trial of these defendants before the SSC...

Jul 24 2001 12:00 am
ITALY: Authorities must carry out urgent investigation and review of G8 policing

'The Italian authorities should institute a thorough review of the current training and deployment of law enforcement officers involved in crowd control and take all necessary measures to ensure that...

Jul 23 2001 12:00 am
INDONESIA: Human rights defenders in Aceh arrested as attention distracted by political crisis

Fifteen human rights activists were detained when members of the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) raided the Banda Aceh branch of one of Indonesia's leading human rights organizations, the Legal Aid...

Jul 20 2001 12:00 am
UN Conference on Small Arms on the brink of failure

New York, July 20 – Oxfam International and Amnesty International fear that the first ever United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons will end as a major failure...

Jul 20 2001 12:00 am
SRI LANKA: Police must uphold the right to peaceful protest

Achinte Perera from Algama and Manjula Prasad from Janpatha St, Colombo 15, both supporters of the United National Party (UNP), died whilst participating in a peaceful protest called by a coalition of...

Jul 20 2001 12:00 am
SINGAPORE: International trial observer to attend Court of Appeal as former opposition leader JB Jeyaretnam faces possible expulsion from parliament

Amnesty International and Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada are concerned that the Singaporean government may be using libel laws in a manner that amounts to a violation of the fundamental rights to freely...

Jul 20 2001 12:00 am
ITALY: G8 Policing Must Respect Human Rights

These rights, including the right of free expression and assembly and the right not to suffer arbitrary arrest or detention, must be fully respected said the human rights organisation. Law enforcement...