Aug 31 2001 12:00 am
SOMALILAND: Detained Sultans should be given fair trial or released
Sultan Mohamed Sultan Abdiqadir, Sultan Mohamed Sultan Hirsi, Sultan Ahmad Sheikh, Sultan Hadi and Abdullah Farar Harbi were arrested in Hargeisa in the early hours of Thursday 23 August and are repor...
Aug 31 2001 12:00 am
AFRICA: Account for the disappeared
'The governments concerned must take all necessary steps to account for all cases of the 'disappeared' by conducting independent and impartial investigations, with the aim of bringing all those respon...
Aug 30 2001 12:00 am
WORLD CONFERENCE AGAINST RACISM: Governments should set aside political differences in the interests of effective action
'The Conference is a huge opportunity for the world's governments to rise above narrow political interests. It is an opportunity for truth, a chance for commitment, accountability and action,' said Ir...
Aug 30 2001 12:00 am
UK: Not committed to racism conference?
Although the delegation includes Baroness Amos - who has a strong record on race issues – Amnesty International UK believes it lacks the weight and credibility that a senior minister and a Non-Gover...
Aug 30 2001 12:00 am
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Day of the 'disappeared' - Time to tell the whole truth
'While recognising that authorities in some countries have established in recent years mechanisms to look into the fate of those who have 'disappeared,' the fate of many thousands of 'disappeared' rem...
Aug 30 2001 12:00 am
EUROPE: Thousands of 'disappeared' await justice
The organization is calling on the governments concerned to take any necessary steps to clarify all cases of 'disappearance' by conducting independent and impartial investigations, with the aim of bri...
Aug 30 2001 12:00 am
AMERICAS: Day of the 'disappeared' - Where are they?
'Day in, day out, the relatives of the thousands of people who have 'disappeared' in the past three decades endure the agonizing suffering of not knowing what happened to their Children's rights, pare...
Aug 30 2001 12:00 am
'TAMPA' CARGO VESSEL: Australia must not shirk its obligations towards asylum-seekers
'With the ship currently in Australian territorial waters and with Australian troops on board, the Australian authorities are undoubtedly seized with the responsibility to examine the passengers' clai...
Aug 29 2001 12:00 am
INDIA: Day of the 'disappeared' - still no justice for the victims
The 'disappeared' are people who have been taken into custody by agents of the state, yet whose whereabouts and fate are concealed and whose custody is denied. 'Disappearances' are used by security fo...
Aug 28 2001 12:00 am
INDONESIA: New president - new hope for human rights?
'Amnesty International welcomes the new president's apology for past violations in Aceh and Papua and her stated view that alternatives to violence should be sought to resolve problems. The organizati...