Sep 07 2001 12:00 am
Macedonia: Adoption of agreement - a step forward for human rights.

The agreement provides for redress of past human rights abuses and the institutionalised discrimination against ethnic minorities which has contributed in the past months to political instability and...

Sep 06 2001 12:00 am
Tampa's asylum-seekers: Amnesty International's role in the case before the Australian Federal Court

'Applying to the court to intervene in this case is consistent with our organisation's mandate to promote respect for human rights recognised in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, particularly...

Sep 05 2001 12:00 am
SYRIA: Release prisoners of conscience al-Turk and al-Humsi immediately

The human rights organisation considers Riad al-Turk and Mamun al-Humsi prisoners of conscience , arrested solely for their peaceful expression of their political opinions. The organization is also...

Sep 05 2001 12:00 am
BELARUS: Right to speak out violated ahead of presidential elections

'The election trail should have been regarded as a window of opportunity for free and fair debate and to place Belarus' failing human rights record back on the country's political agenda, not to...

Sep 04 2001 12:00 am
TUNISIA: The authorities must put an end to widespread human rights violations

'Around 1,000 political prisoners, mostly prisoners of conscience, languish in Tunisian prisons where they suffer cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. The repression is directed at the full range...

Sep 03 2001 12:00 am
LIBYA: Releases positive but not enough

'The release of dozens of political prisoners in Libya is a very positive step,' Amnesty International said. 'However, we remain concerned about the hundreds of remaining political prisoners, many of...