Jan 25 2002 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and girls - daily victims in the cycle of violence and impunity

Based on continuous reports by victims and witnesses, Amnesty International presented a briefing to CEDAW highlighting the climate of impunity where alleged perpetrators are rarely brought to justice...

Jan 25 2002 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories/Palestinian Authority: Injustice and repression are not the answer

'Injustice and repression have proved that they cannot stop these attacks,' said Amnesty International delegates leaving for Jerusalem. 'Justice and human rights are the only way forward and we call...

Jan 25 2002 12:00 am
Greece: Arban Perlala - Amnesty International writes to Justice Minister

Arban Perlala, at the time a high-school student aged 17, was detained after leaving a demonstration in Athens on 15 January 1999. 'Molotovs' had been thrown at a group of police officers, gravely...

Jan 23 2002 12:00 am
USA: Amnesty International requests access to Guantánamo base

'It is essential that these prisoners are granted access to lawyers and human rights monitors to guarantee that their rights are fully respected,' the organisation said. Drawing on its decades of...

Jan 22 2002 12:00 am
CHINA: Release of Tibetan prisoner of conscience welcome but authorities must do more

Amnesty International members around the world who have campaigned for Ngawang Choephel's release over the last six years welcomed the news. 'But the fact remains that like other prisoners of...

Jan 22 2002 12:00 am
BRAZIL: The shadow of political killings

Although the circumstances surrounding his killing are still unclear, it follows numerous threats and attacks against PT politicians in the state of São Paulo over recent months, in a wider context...

Jan 21 2002 12:00 am
ZIMBABWE: Baseless allegations against civil society are an open invitation to attack them

On 17 and 18 January 2002, the Zimbabwe Herald newspaper alleged that Amani Trust has been 'funding covert operations against Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF)'; that it is...

Jan 21 2002 12:00 am
United Kingdom: Escalating sectarian violence must be addressed

In yet a further exacerbation of the situation, a 20-year-old Catholic postal worker, Daniel McColgan, was killed by the Loyalist armed group, the Ulster Defence Association (UDA). He was shot by two...

Jan 21 2002 12:00 am
Sudan: Harassment of the 'Khartoum Monitor' must stop

On 15 January, Nhial Bol, the Khartoum Monitor's Chief Editor, was sentenced to six months imprisonment unless he pays a fine of 5 million Sudanese dinars (about USD 1,905). The newspaper was fined 15...

Jan 21 2002 12:00 am
SIERRA LEONE: An independent prosecution policy must be assured

Amnesty International fears that if these issues are not addressed the credibility and the effectiveness of the Special Court could be at stake and undermine efforts to ensure respect for human rights...