Sep 17 2001 12:00 am
United Kingdom: Public statement on Wormwood Scrubs

Brutality against prisoners at Wormwood Scrubs in the 1990s did not consist of a few isolated incidents but of a pattern of systematic abuse by prison officers, according to evidence collected by...

Sep 14 2001 12:00 am
USA: Justice, not revenge, must prevail

Amid growing evidence of a backlash and attacks against Muslim and Middle Eastern community groups around the world, Amnesty International stressed that efforts to bring the perpetrators of these...

Sep 14 2001 12:00 am
Uganda: Growing restrictions on freedom of association, movement and expression

Winnie Byanyima, an opposition MP and wife of Kiiza Besigye, has been charged with unlawful possession of a gun under circumstances suggesting evidence of harassment. Col. Besigye, the strongest...

Sep 13 2001 12:00 am
USA: Amnesty International appalled at devastating attacks against civilians

'We condemn these attacks in the strongest terms. Whether they have been carried out by a state or an armed political group, these attacks amount to the gravest abuses of fundamental human rights and...

Sep 12 2001 12:00 am
Australia: Amnesty International welcomes court ruling on asylum-seekers

The asylum-seekers , most of whom have reportedly fled Afghanistan, were rescued at sea by the Norwegian MV Tampa around 26 August. They had been making their way to Australia on an Indonesian ship...

Sep 11 2001 12:00 am
Turkey: Risk of reprisals against torture victims and human rights defenders

The HRFT, Turkey's most important NGO working for the treatment and rehabilitation of torture victims, was raided by the police on 7 September 2001. All patient files, computers and the details of...

Sep 11 2001 12:00 am
Arms Fair: What has the Government got to hide?

If the UK government truly believes in a transparent arms control system, then the doors to its arms fairs should be opened to allow for closer public scrutiny, said Amnesty International at the start...

Sep 07 2001 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: International scrutiny needed for Zimbabwe-Commonwealth pact

Amnesty International cautiously welcomes the agreement reached by the Commonwealth delegation and the Zimbabwean government in Abuja, Nigeria, in which the Zimbabwean authorities pledged commitment...

Sep 07 2001 12:00 am
UNITED KINGDOM: OAKINGTON SHOULD 'RE-OPEN' AS RECEPTION CENTRE

The organisation recognises the importance of access to legal advice and the availability of other essential services at Oakington and said that the principle change that is required at the centre is...

Sep 07 2001 12:00 am
Sierra Leone Diamonds:International certification system essential

A meeting to be held in London, United Kingdom (UK), from 11 to 13 September, is the seventh meeting of the so-called 'Kimberley process' which aims to develop proposals for an international diamond...