Jun 27 2002 12:00 am
Egypt: Stop criminalising human rights activists
'With this politically motivated trial of Saad Eddin Ibrahim and his colleagues, Egyptian authorities intend to silence the whole Egyptian human rights movement,' said Amnesty International. In May 20...
Jun 26 2002 12:00 am
UN Day of Victims of Torture: Making the Convention against Torture a reality
'Only 129 of the 189 UN member states have become parties to the convention, and many of those that have are still failing to ensure its full implementation and allowing the practice of torture to con...
Jun 26 2002 12:00 am
Peru: Time for concrete action to eradicate torture
The organisation is releasing a new report today highlighting how political and common prisoners, criminal suspects and military conscripts continue to suffer torture and ill-treatment - including ele...
Jun 26 2002 12:00 am
Kuwait: Halt the execution of three Bangladeshi migrant workers
Their execution is currently scheduled to take place tomorrow, Wednesday 26 June 2002, at eight o'clock in the morning, at Nayef Palace, Kuwait City. One of their lawyers has stated that while in dete...
Jun 26 2002 12:00 am
Belarus: Condemned for speaking the truth
'The sentencing of these journalists yet again revealed Belarus' inability to brook dissent and allow its small independent journalist community to give voice to widely shared concerns about the fate...
Jun 26 2002 12:00 am
Amnesty International dismayed at Canadian authorities' refusal to grant accreditation to G8 observer
Having publicly welcomed the sending of an Amnesty International observer to the G8 summit, the police have subsequently refused to grant accreditation to the organisation's official on the grounds th...
Jun 25 2002 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Impunity enables more human rights violations
'Impunity has become the central problem in Zimbabwe where state and non-state actors commit widespread human rights violations without being brought to justice,' the organisation said. 'Unless the cy...
Jun 25 2002 12:00 am
Trinidad & Tobago: No Justice for Anton Cooper
'The authorities of Trinidad and Tobago have failed Anton Cooper, and his relatives, twice over,' Amnesty International said. 'Not only did they fail to protect his life while he was in their custody,...
Jun 25 2002 12:00 am
Latin America meeting on child soldiers highlights the need for the OAS to turn promises into practise
However, the urgency of the problem affecting Children's rights in the region, including direct and indirect participation in armed conflict, forced displacement and the growth of organised armed gang...
Jun 25 2002 12:00 am
G8: Failing to stop the terror trade
In a new issue of The Terror Trade Times, the organisation highlights recent cases of how nationals, companies and governments of the big powers have been assisting armed forces that commit serious hu...