Oct 31 2001 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: Amnesty International condemns killing of civilians
The suicide bomber, believed to be a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), was apprehended by plain clothes policemen in Chitra Lane, in the Narahenpita area of the city, when he blew...
Oct 31 2001 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories/Palestinian Authority: The only way forward is respect for fundamental human rights
'Unlawful killings, demolitions of homes, denial - for a population of more than three million - of the right to freedom of movement are gross violations of human rights obligations which the Israeli...
Oct 31 2001 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Amnesty International condemns reported summary executions by the Taleban
'The prohibition of murder is a fundamental principle of international law,' Amnesty International said. 'All those taken prisoner in the fighting currently taking place in Afghanistan must be treated...
Oct 30 2001 12:00 am
Egypt: Release child imprisoned for alleged sexual orientation
On 31 October Cairo Juvenile Court will hear the appeal case of 16-year-old Mahmud. He was sentenced to three years' imprisonment on 18 September following his arrest in May for alleged homosexual beh...
Oct 30 2001 12:00 am
Blair Speech: Failing to Affirm Need for Justice and Protection
'People in Britain, initially shocked and dumbfounded by the calamity of 11 September, wish to see a response to that day's horrors based firmly on the need for justice not revenge. Mr Blair's speech...
Oct 29 2001 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Accountability for civilian deaths
'Every civilian victim of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan adds to years of killings, repression, displacement and hunger. The human cost of the conflict continues to mount and increasing reports o...
Oct 26 2001 12:00 am
Peru/Japan: Former Peruvian President must be brought to justice for human rights violations
The organisation is urging the Japanese authorities to either return Alberto Fujimori to Peru, where judicial proceedings have been started against him, or to open an investigation into his responsibi...
Oct 26 2001 12:00 am
Gambia: Secretary General of AI Gambia released but concern remains
While the organisation welcomes the release of Mr Lamin Sillah, it remains concerned by his arrest and incommunicado detention that can only be seen as an attack on freedom of expression and human rig...
Oct 26 2001 12:00 am
Gambia: Amnesty International demands the release of the head of its Gambian section
'The arrest of Mohamed Lamin Sillah is an open attack on all human rights defenders in Gambia. We consider it also an attack on Amnesty International and its worldwide membership. He has been detained...
Oct 25 2001 12:00 am
Nigeria: Killings by government soldiers must be investigated
'It appears that the attack by the troops was an act of revenge which went on for three days. There was no imminent danger to the life of soldiers who took part in this military operation. It can only...