Sep 22 2001 12:00 am
Tajikstan: Refugees from Afghanistan
Prior to the current fears of attack, some 10,000 Afghans fleeing fighting in Northern Afghanistan, are reportedly stranded on promontories in the Panj River which marks the border with Tajikistan. Th...
Sep 22 2001 12:00 am
Mass movement of populaton risks human catastrophe
'Pakistan, Iran and Tajikistan must reopen their borders and provide protection to Afghan refugees. However they should not bear a disproportionate cost - the international community must assist,' the...
Sep 21 2001 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: International human rights observers are a vital necessity
The call follows a 10-day visit to Israel and the Occupied Territories in September by Amnesty International delegates and recent killings of Palestinians and an Israeli woman settler. 'The closures r...
Sep 21 2001 12:00 am
Indonesia: 'New era of partnership' between US and Indonesia must prioritize human rights
'Any military assistance to Indonesia must be targetted at the core issues of institutional reform, accountability and transparency,' Amnesty International said. The Indonesian police and military are...
Sep 21 2001 12:00 am
Eritrea: Growing repression of government critics
The 11 - Petros Solomon, Ogbe Abraha, Haile Woldetensae, Mahmud Ahmed Sheriffo, Berhane Ghebre Eghzabiher, Astier Feshatsion, Saleh Kekya, Hamid Himid, Estifanos Seyoum, Germano Nati and Beraki Ghebre...
Sep 21 2001 12:00 am
Amnesty International welcomes EU efforts to combat impunity
The measures adopted yesterday by the Commission to strengthen judicial cooperation in criminal matters, include the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between the member states. Amn...
Sep 20 2001 12:00 am
USA ATTACKS: JUSTICE MUST NOT BE THE NEXT CASUALTY
'As an international community we can choose a path which honours our highest values and respects the human rights of all people, or one that seeks revenge and allows the perpetrators to set the moral...
Sep 20 2001 12:00 am
Jamaica: 'Dead men tell no tales' - BBC documentary, an indictment of the Jamaican policing system
The programme investigates the police killings of seven young men in Braeton on 14 March 2001 and of Janice Allen, shot by a police officer in April 2000, Richard Williams, beaten and shot to death by...
Sep 20 2001 12:00 am
Armenia: A positive step towards religious freedom
The mere fact that Levon Margaryan was charged under these provisions sends a worrying signal for the future of religious freedom in Armenia. If convicted and sentenced to imprisonment, Amnesty Intern...
Sep 19 2001 12:00 am
USA ATTACKS: BRITISH NGO'S IN UNPRECEDENTED JOINT CALL FOR RESTRAINT
In their statement, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) express their horror at the attacks. But they warn against a 'descent into a spiral of violence' if military retaliation causes the deaths of...