Feb 27 2002 12:00 am
GUATEMALA: LETHAL LEGACY OF IMPUNITY
The 57-page report, 'Guatemala's Lethal Legacy: Past Impunity and Renewed Human Rights Violations', shows that the 'corporate mafia state' is made up of certain economic actors, including subsidiaries...
Feb 26 2002 12:00 am
JAMAICA: Amnesty International`s observation of the Braeton inquest
Ivor Frank has been mandated by the organisation to observe the proceedings on its behalf. He is reporting to the organisation alone and is not authorised to communicate his observations on the procee...
Feb 26 2002 12:00 am
ALGERIA: Human rights activist sentenced to a year in prison
Mohamed Smain, President of the Relizane branch (western Algeria) of the League for the Defence of Human Rights , Ligue algérienne pour la défense des droits de l'homme (LADDH), was convicted by the...
Feb 25 2002 12:00 am
Pakistan: Amnesty International condemns killing of abducted journalist
'The kidnapping and murder of a journalist, or of any civilian, violates the most fundamental principles of humanity. Those responsible for the murder of Daniel Pearl must be brought to justice,' Amne...
Feb 25 2002 12:00 am
Council of Europe: A step closer to a death penalty-free zone
'This is a step closer towards creating a death penalty-free zone.' Protocol No. 13 bans the death penalty in all circumstances, including for crimes committed in times of war or imminent danger of wa...
Feb 25 2002 12:00 am
Colombia: As human rights emergency looms, action must be taken to protect civilians
The organisation condemned Wednesday's hijacking of a commercial aircraft and the kidnapping of Senator Jorge Gechen Turbay which sparked the presidential decision to regain control of the demilitaris...
Feb 22 2002 12:00 am
USA: As President Bush visits China, he should reflect on an execution looming at home
Alexander Williams is scheduled for lethal injection on Monday in Georgia for a crime committed when he was 17 years old. International law prohibits the execution of child offenders - people who were...
Feb 22 2002 12:00 am
Indonesia: First indictments but will justice be delivered?
The long-awaited first trial in Indonesia of serious crimes committed in East Timor in 1999 is one step closer following the issuing of an indictment against seven suspects, including senior members o...
Feb 21 2002 12:00 am
CHINA VISIT: BUSH URGED TO INTERVENE IN IMPRISONED CHINESE BUSINESSWOMAN CASE
Rebiya Kadeer, a successful businesswoman from northwestern China and a prominent members of China's Uighur ethnic group in the largely Muslim Xinjiang region, had an appointment to discuss human righ...
Feb 20 2002 12:00 am
ZIMBABWE: Withdrawal of EU observers may send the wrong signal, encourage further violations
'It is alarming that the largest contingent of international observers will not be on the ground during these crucial days leading up to the election. By their very presence they acted as a check to s...