Dec 24 2002 12:00 am
Nepal: Victims of alleged human rights abuses under pressure
Two young Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights, Tarnum and Tabsum Maniyar, were today pressurized by army officials from Chisapani army camp to retract information given to Amnes...
Dec 23 2002 12:00 am
Nepal: Victims and witnesses of alleged human rights abuses under threat
The organisation is closely monitoring the situation of the individuals , including family members of the victims, named in the report, 'Nepal: a deepening human rights crisis' published on 19 Decembe...
Dec 23 2002 12:00 am
Malaysia: Will review board's recommendations lead to freedom?
'The review board's statement highlights the misuse of the Internal Security Act (ISA) and provides an ideal opportunity for the government to act to secure the immediate and unconditional release of...
Dec 23 2002 12:00 am
Kenya: Tension rises in advance of polls
The mission is monitoring the human rights situation in Kenya over the election period. 'Violence is not concentrated on any one party, with attacks being suffered by candidates and supporters on all...
Dec 21 2002 12:00 am
Viet Nam: Crackdown on dissidents continues
Nguyen Khac Toan, a 47 year old former soldier from Ha Noi, briefly a teacher of mathematics and in recent years a businessman, became interested in human rights issues around 2000. 'The branding of N...
Dec 21 2002 12:00 am
Guatemala, 2002: The human rights toll
The organisation referred to a string of human rights violations and the apparent inability of the justice system to respond to them, not least because of the victimisation of legal personnel working...
Dec 21 2002 12:00 am
Egypt: Trial of Britons and Egyptians - unfair trial and torture concerns raised
The human rights organisation, which recently published a report revealing systematic torture in Egypt, voiced its concern that the men may have been tortured during interrogation, noting that torture...
Dec 20 2002 12:00 am
India: The cause of justice is not served by judicial murder
'The death penalty is a violation of the right to life and the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment,' Amnesty International said today. 'We oppose the death penalty unconditionally, whethe...
Dec 19 2002 12:00 am
Viet Nam/Cambodia: The Vietnamese Montagnard minority in urgent need of
The organisation also called for Cambodia to honour its international obligations under the UN Refugee Convention by protecting those Montagnard people who have sought sanctuary in Cambodia. "The Mont...
Dec 19 2002 12:00 am
UN: UN Adopts Protocol to Prevent Torture
The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture was adopted by an overwhelming majority of 127 in favour, 4 against, and 42 abstentions. The eleven international non-governmental organisati...