Dec 19 2001 12:00 am
Egypt: Torture and imprisonment for actual or perceived sexual orientation

'This trial should never have taken place. The detention or imprisonment of anyone solely on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation is discriminatory and violates international...

Dec 17 2001 12:00 am
Pakistan: Refugees Must Not be Forced Back to an Unstable Afghanistan

Eight Afghan Sikhs, arrested in late November, were deported to Afghanistan last weekend without having the opportunity to seek asylum or obtain the assistance of the United Nations High Commission...

Dec 14 2001 12:00 am
United Kingdom: Rushed legislation opens door to human rights violations

The Act will permit non-nationals to be detained without charge or trial for an indefinite period of time. People will be detained when the Home Secretary states that he reasonably believes and...

Dec 14 2001 12:00 am
Pakistan: Young offenders taken off death row

Irene Khan, Amnesty International's Secretary General, raised the plight of the young offenders with the President on Tuesday and asked that their death sentences be commuted. This important action...

Dec 13 2001 12:00 am
UK: Inquiry needed into Stobie murder

'William Stobie's murder reinforces the need for the government to initiate immediately a full, independent and public inquiry into allegations of official collusion into the murder of Patrick...

Dec 12 2001 12:00 am
Refugee Convention - a Convention for the 21st century

Fifty years since the Refugee Convention was adopted, states are failing to effectively address the source of refugee flows - human rights violations, including violations during armed conflict...

Dec 12 2001 12:00 am
India: Civilian deaths in Kashmir are unacceptable

'Security forces and armed groups should spare civilians from both direct and indirect violence. The recent incident at Baramulla is just one in a long line which have led to the deaths of dozens of...

Dec 12 2001 12:00 am
Guinea-Bissau: Amnesty International concerned about arrests after alleged coup attempt

On 3 December 2001, the Guinea-Bissau authorities announced that armed forces and police had foiled a coup attempt the night before, and that several former military officers and paramilitary...

Dec 11 2001 12:00 am
TORA BORA, AFGHANISTAN: CLEAN SURRENDER NEEDED

Amnesty International said: 'Recent events at the Qala-i-Jhangi fort near Mazar-i-Sharif, where several hundred captured Taleban fighters and others were killed in disputed circumstances, and news...

Dec 11 2001 12:00 am
The first International Human Rights Day of the 21st century Global Coalition for Human Rights - a must

During their visit to Peshawar and Afghan refugee camps, the Amnesty International delegation met victims who suffered repression at the hands of the factions who held or sought power, mothers in...