Oct 01 2001 12:00 am
Tunisia: Police assault on Amnesty International's trial observers
In the early hours of Saturday 29 September the delegates were stopped in Tunis by traffic police while returning from a meeting with a Tunisian human rights defender. They were then forced by plain c...
Sep 29 2001 12:00 am
Vietnam: Harsh sentences for Montagnards
On September 26, after one-day trials, the provincial People's Courts in Gia Lai and Dak Lak provinces imposed six- to twelve-year sentences on fourteen ethnic Jarai and Ede men for their alleged role...
Sep 29 2001 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories : One year after the intifada - The International community must fulfil its obligations
'Over the past year there have been numerous investigations, by the United Nations, by the Mitchell Commission, by international and local human rights organizations. There is a remarkable consensus i...
Sep 28 2001 12:00 am
Zambia: UN Committee to review report on torture
The session will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 12 to 23 November 2001. As the session nears, the Committee will announce the exact date for the Zambia review. As a state party to the Convention...
Sep 28 2001 12:00 am
USA CRISIS: GOVERNMENT MUST GIVE ASSURANCES OVER ANY MILITARY INTERVENTION
Amnesty International is also urging delegates to this weekend's Labour Party conference in Brighton to seek firm commitments about any military intervention's respect for international humanitarian l...
Sep 28 2001 12:00 am
Tunisia: Human rights defender faces imprisonment
'If the Appeal Court confirms a prison sentence against him, Moncef Marzouki will once again be considered a prisoner of conscience ,' Amnesty International said today. Moncef Marzouki, a member and f...
Sep 27 2001 12:00 am
We must stand up for human rights
The attacks in the USA on 11 September 2001 amounted to an international tragedy. The victims included US citizens as well as Asians, Latin Americans and Europeans, Muslims as well as Christians and J...
Sep 27 2001 12:00 am
Haiti: Ten years after the coup, some human rights improvements lost
Ten years on from the violent coup of 30 September 1991 that overthrew the government of Jean Bertrand Aristide, the organisation presented today a report outlining the gains and losses in the level o...
Sep 25 2001 12:00 am
USA Crisis
Amnesty International called on US President George W. Bush to uphold the highest international human rights standards in his administration's response to the horrific acts of September 11. The organi...
Sep 24 2001 12:00 am
Sierra Leone: Renewed commitment needed to end impunity
In a report published today - Sierra Leone: Renewed commitment needed to end impunity - the human rights organisation urged that 'the Special Court for Sierra Leone, established by UN Security Council...