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Nov 26 2001 12:00 am
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Some dignity at last for victims of 'disappearance' in Prijedor

'After over six years of agony of not knowing what happened to the Matanovic family, the funeral will help provide some kind of closure, and enable family, friends and parishioners to mourn their...

Nov 26 2001 12:00 am
Afghanistan: A human rights agenda for the future

A political settlement must be based on broad consultation and participation by the widest possible cross section of Afghan society. 'At this critical moment the human rights of the Afghan people must...

Nov 23 2001 12:00 am
South Korea: Amnesty International welcomes new Human Rights Commission

Amnesty International hopes that the Commission will monitor, investigate and offer correctional measures regarding human rights concerns such as discrimination, cases of ill-treatment in prisons, the...

Nov 23 2001 12:00 am
Morocco: Court acquits rights activists; action to guarantee right of assembly urged

In a joint report issued today on the case, Morocco / Western Sahara: Freedom of assembly on trial, the two groups urged rapid progress in ensuring the right of Moroccans to demonstrate peacefully...

Nov 23 2001 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Kunduz - Both Afghans and Foreign Fighters must be Protected as Prisoners

On 16 November 2001, the organisation sent an urgent communication to Afghanistan's United Front military commanders, reminding them of their obligations to protect civilians, and ensure humanitarian...

Nov 21 2001 12:00 am
Colombia: Safety of municipal officials must be guaranteed

The men were reportedly abducted on Sunday 18 November 2001. The Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC, Self-defense Groups of Colombia) - in a letter to the Governor of the department of Antioquia...

Nov 20 2001 12:00 am
Tanzanian: Inquiry into Zanzibar killings must be prompt, independent and impartial

'The decision to set up an inquiry into the January demonstration violence is an important step for the future of human rights in Tanzania. The government of Tanzania and the semi-autonomous...

Nov 20 2001 12:00 am
Syria: Releases should include all prisoners of conscience

'This positive step should immediately be followed by the release of all remaining prisoners of conscience, including the leading member of the banned Party for Communist Action (PCA) Abd al-Aziz al...

Nov 20 2001 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: Israel fails to address increasing use of torture

Amnesty International's briefing to the Committee stated that, since the September 1999 High Court of Justice judgement which banned interrogation methods constituting torture, there has been strong...

Nov 20 2001 12:00 am
Egypt:Trials of civilians before military courts violate human rights standards

The appeal follows the appearance on 18 November 2001, before a military court, of 94 civilians charged in connection with their alleged affiliation with armed Islamist groups. Several of the accused...