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Jul 24 2002 12:00 am
Philippines: Protect the community from crime - but not at the cost of human rights

'The community has a right to be protected from violent crime. However, this must be achieved through a professionalised police force, adequately resourced and trained, and fully respectful of human...

Jul 24 2002 12:00 am
Gambia: Missed opportunity to promote human rights

'Their absence is particularly regrettable in light of systematic attacks on freedom of expression and of the press, harassment of human rights defenders and journalists, long term detention without...

Jul 23 2002 12:00 am
Israel/OT: Killing Palestinian civilians will not bring security or peace

'This attack was disproportionate and is utterly unacceptable', Amnesty International said. A missile fired from a F-16 plane reportedly seriously damaged four houses including the apartment of...

Jul 23 2002 12:00 am
Israel/OT: End collective punishment of Palestinians in Occupied Territories

Hundreds of Palestinians remain in detention, including in administrative detention without charge or trial, and destruction or damage to homes and property continues. The organisation calls on the...

Jul 23 2002 12:00 am
India: Amnesty International denied access to Gujarat for investigations

The Indian government failed to provide a response to the visa application submitted by the organisation before the mutually agreed deadline of 12 July 2002. As agreed with government representatives...

Jul 23 2002 12:00 am
China: 'Strike Hard' anti-crime campaign intensifies

'The call for an intensification of the anti-crime campaign, in advance of the Chinese Communist Party Congress in October, is likely to lead to an increase in executions and death sentences for...

Jul 22 2002 12:00 am
Israel/OT: Forcibly transferring relatives of suspected Palestinian suicide bombers would violate international law

'The forcible transfer of these people under these circumstances is collective punishment,' Amnesty International said. 'We call on the Israeli government not to carry out such measures.' 'If anyone...

Jul 19 2002 12:00 am
Guatemala: Human rights defenders still on the front line

The statement came in the run up to the Second Regional Consultation on Human Rights Defenders, which will take place in Guatemala from 23 to 25 July. Representatives of human rights organisations...

Jul 19 2002 12:00 am
Greece: Protection of human rights must be at the forefront

'In the aftermath of 11 September, the world has witnessed how human rights have been undermined in the name of ensuring security. Greece should set the standard, and not follow suit, in protecting...

Jul 18 2002 12:00 am
UK: Government in the dock for indefinite detention without charge or trial

Amnesty International is concerned about the consequences of the implementation of provisions of the ATCSA which have resulted in serious human rights violations. Under this legislation, a person who...