May 31 2002 12:00 am
CHINA'S WORLD CUP FIXTURE COINCIDES WITH TIANANMEN SQUARE CALL
Amnesty International, which has documented the cases of 195 people still imprisoned after unfair trials, is calling for the Chinese authorities to release all prisoners - including, since June 1989,...
May 30 2002 12:00 am
USA: Killing hope, confirming hypocrisy - Texas executes another child offender
'International law respected across the world unequivocally prohibits the use of the death penalty against child offenders - people who were under 18 years old at the time of their crimes,' Amnesty In...
May 30 2002 12:00 am
Sweden - Seven years on: No accountability for Osmo Vallo's death in police custody
In a statement to the organisation on the eve of the anniversary of his death, Signe Modén, Osmo Vallo's mother, said: 'I have been partially vindicated by the authorities' admission that the actions...
May 30 2002 12:00 am
NIGERIA: AMINA LAWAL MUST NOT FACE DEATH BY STONING
Amina Lawal was charged with adultery and sentenced to stoning to death on 22 March 2002 by a Sharia Court in Katsina State in northern Nigeria. Her appeal was originally scheduled for 27 May 2002, bu...
May 30 2002 12:00 am
McShane v the United Kingdom: Another landmark judgment
Dermot McShane died shortly after being taken to hospital on the night of 12 July 1996 in Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He had been fatally injured in the course of a major public di...
May 28 2002 12:00 am
GOVERNMENTS MUST STOP THE TRADE OFF BETWEEN HUMAN RIGHTS AND SECURITY
Amnesty International's global survey of human rights in 2001 indicates that a number of governments jumped on the 'anti-terrorism' bandwagon and seized the moment to step up repression, undermine hum...
May 24 2002 12:00 am
NIGERIA: AMINA LAWAL MUST NOT FACE DEATH BY STONING
Amina Lawal was charged with adultery and sentenced to stoning to death on 22 March 2002 by a Sharia Court in Katsina State in northern Nigeria. 'We have continually asked the Nigerian authorities not...
May 23 2002 12:00 am
TEXAS, USA: APPEALS FOR CHILD OFFENDER NAPOLEON BEAZLEY AS TIME RUNS OUT
Napoleon Beazley (now aged 25), who in August 2001 came within hours of execution, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6pm Texas time for a crime committed when he was 17 years old, an executio...
May 23 2002 12:00 am
ISRAEL/OCCUPIED TERRITORIES: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CALLS FOR INQUIRY INTO DETENTION OF PALESTINIANS
The report 'Mass detention in cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions', documents how detainees were humiliated and detained for days without charge, access to a court, their lawyer or families. 'We c...
May 20 2002 12:00 am
CUBA: SWITCH TO NEW FORMS OF DISSIDENT HARASSMENT REVEALED IN NEW REPORT
Amnesty International's findings show that the recent pattern of persecution has included short-term detentions, interrogations, summonses, official warnings, threats, intimidation, evictions, loss of...