Dec 11 2001 12:00 am
Liberia: Independent human rights monitors urgently needed as civilians are increasingly targeted in conflict

The armed conflict, which last week reportedly spread to Gbopulu county between Liberian security forces and armed opposition groups based in Guinea, has been going on since early 1999. Amnesty...

Dec 11 2001 12:00 am
HOUSEL CASE: TIME RUNNING OUT FOR BRITON ON DEATH ROW

Tracey Housel, whose appeal to the US Supreme Court is expected to be heard later this month or early next, faces execution by lethal injection in the same state that executed the last British...

Dec 11 2001 12:00 am
Amnesty International addresses the Russian Parliament to urge abolition of the death penalty

In 1977 Nobel Peace Laureate Andrey Sakharov wrote in a letter to Amnesty International: 'I regard the death penalty as a savage and immoral institution which undermines the ethical and legal...

Dec 10 2001 12:00 am
Burma/Thailand: Nowhere to run

The previous month, 63 Karen asylum-seekers took shelter in Htee Wah Doh after being forcibly returned to Burma by the Royal Thai Army. They joined other internally displaced Karens who were living...

Dec 10 2001 12:00 am
Mexico: The right to defend human rights must be upheld

The organisation released today, in Mexico, a new report describing the ongoing pattern of abuses against those engaged in the defence of human rights. The report covers more than 35 cases from 1996...

Dec 10 2001 12:00 am
Guatemala: Shadow of Dos Erres massacre over new Minister of Interior

Guatemalan human rights groups believe that former General Arévalo Lacs may have trained the military patrol responsible for the massacre at Dos Erres, perpetrated by the Guatemalan army and its...

Dec 10 2001 12:00 am
Chile: Human Rights Day - Another day without knowing the truth about the 'disappeared'

As the world marks Human Rights Day today, Amnesty International paid tribute to the courage, endurance and tireless struggle of the relatives of the over 1,000 men, Women's rights's rightss rights's...

Dec 10 2001 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Video footage strengthens the case for an urgent inquiry

The reported conduct of the CIA operatives is disturbing, specifically the apparent threat of execution. All personnel involved in the custody and interrogation of prisoners should be fully aware that...

Dec 10 2001 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Refugees fleeing the war are an international responsibility

The international community must take responsibility for the refugees who have fled the bombing campaign. Pledges of international assistance at the start of the war have not materialised to the...

Dec 08 2001 12:00 am
LONDON: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CANDLE-LIT VIGIL

Monday 10th December 2001 Parliament Square London SW1 6PM - 8PM (nearest Underground Station: Westminster, District/Circle) Amnesty International UK, Liberty, the Al-Khoei Foundation, the Muslim...