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Oct 25 2001 12:00 am
Malaysia: Concerns for health of government critics detained without trial

'The six men - five leading activists from the opposition party Keadilan* and a media columnist - have already been made to suffer for their peaceful dissenting political activities. They should not...

Oct 24 2001 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Amnesty International calls for international observers

The new Amnesty International report appeals to the European Union and the Commonwealth to send international observers as soon as possible, ahead of the Presidential elections due before April 2002...

Oct 23 2001 12:00 am
USA: Amnesty International calls for respect of detainees' rights in wake of 11 September

The organisation is disturbed by reports that many individuals arrested in the wake of these attacks were denied prompt access to lawyers or relatives. In some cases there were delays in gaining...

Oct 22 2001 12:00 am
India: New ordinance raises concerns

The text of the ordinance has not yet been published, but the organization considers that the procedure chosen for enacting the new text is a matter of concern in itself. It would bring into existence...

Oct 19 2001 12:00 am
Philippines: Alarm bells ring for human rights as President announces about-turn on the death penalty

'The death penalty is nothing more than a brutal and unjust punishment that always carries the risk of extinguishing the lives of innocent people. This risk is heightened in the Philippines because of...

Oct 19 2001 12:00 am
Pakistan: Refugee camps in tribal areas - a risky strategy

'Plans to open refugee camps will go some way toward protecting those fleeing the US-led attacks on Afghanistan. However placing the camps in tribal areas will present problems for relief workers, the...

Oct 18 2001 12:00 am

The call follows recent reports that the Chinese authorities have launched a new campaign to suppress 'terrorist and separatist' activity in the XUAR. Local officials made it clear that 'ethnic...

Oct 18 2001 12:00 am
Brazil: Firm action needed to stop torture

Published at a time when the Brazilian government is launching a campaign to combat torture , the report documents its widespread and systematic use against criminal suspects and detainees at all...

Oct 17 2001 12:00 am

The human rights organisation is also calling for greater safeguards – including reporting and monitoring - of US, UK and allied 'military-to-military' force deployments that may involve the...

Oct 16 2001 12:00 am
Liberia: International community must address widespread torture

In a new report issued today, ahead of a United Nations Security Council debate on Liberia this month, Amnesty International describes the continued brutal repression and use of torture , including...