Mar 19 2002 12:00 am
ZIMBABWE: CITIZENS' RIGHTS NOT POLITICS MUST BE THE TROIKA AGENDA

'Addressing human rights concerns in Zimbabwe means immediately disbanding state-sponsored militias, releasing over 100 individuals still in illegal detention, reforming the police to ensure...

Mar 19 2002 12:00 am
NIGERIA: SAFIYA STONING MUST BE STOPPED

Amnesty International is opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances and urges the Nigerian authorities to ensure that the death by stoning sentence against Ms Hussaini is not carried out...

Mar 18 2002 12:00 am
Egypt: A trial that should never have taken place

'This trial should never have taken place,' the organisation said. The men, who have been in detention since their arrest in November 2001, were charged with 'habitual debauchery'. An Amnesty...

Mar 15 2002 12:00 am
ZIMBABWE: NEW RISK OF VIOLENCE AS ELECTION OBSERVERS LEAVE

'The police should abide by international human rights standards when fulfilling their duties. Action should be taken to ensure that the post-election period is free from the human rights abuses that...

Mar 15 2002 12:00 am
SPAIN: E.U. SUMMIT POLICING MUST RESPECT RIGHT TO PEACEFUL PROTEST

'This weekend, Catalan police must exercise restraint and respect human rights. People must be allowed to express their opinions, no matter what those opinions are.' 'In Barcelona, all sides have...

Mar 15 2002 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia : Investigation into tragic death of 14 school girls must be transparent and public

The religious police are also reported to have prevented rescuers from entering the school because they were males and therefore not permitted to mix with females. 'If these reports are true, this is...

Mar 15 2002 12:00 am
Belgium: Semira Adamu's case an opportunity to further review expulsion procedures

Nine officers accompanied Semira Adamu onto the plane, including three officers to act as escorts during the flight and an officer who videoed the operation. After being seated and bound hand and foot...

Mar 14 2002 12:00 am
ZIMBABWE: High risk of human rights violations

On the basis of previous experience in Zimbabwe, the organisation is concerned that there is a risk of attacks on perceived supporters of the opposition and of violence around any protests about the...

Mar 14 2002 12:00 am
USA: 'SEPTEMBER 11' DETAINEES DEPRIVED OF RIGHTS

Detainee held at the Metropolitan Detention Centre, New York, for an immigration violation. In a new 40-page report released today, Amnesty International shows that a significant number of people...

Mar 14 2002 12:00 am
UN Commission on Human Rights: Rights for all, not politics, must prevail

'Human rights are being undermined in the post-11 September security overdrive and the Commission has to rise to the challenge of protecting the rights of all independently of political interests. If...