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Aug 30 2002 12:00 am
Nigeria: Couple sentenced to stoning

The couple, from New Gawu in Niger state were both arrested and charged with adultery following a police officer's report, which was brought to court in May this year. The initial sentence handed to...

Aug 30 2002 12:00 am
Morocco/Western Sahara: Day of the 'Disappeared' - families still await truth and justice

'If my relative is dead, I want to receive the body or remains for burial and begin the grieving process that would allow me to come to terms with the loss. If my loved one is alive, I want the chance...

Aug 30 2002 12:00 am
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Amnesty International calls for new commitments on the International Day of the 'Disappeared'

'Despite real progress in the exhumation and identification of the victims of 'disappearances' and abductions throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina there has been pitiful little progress in bringing those...

Aug 29 2002 12:00 am
USA: Police brutality in Prince George's County must not be tolerated

'While some reforms have been recently introduced to tackle police brutality and complaints have reportedly fallen in 2001, there remains a disturbing pattern of abuse, mainly against the county's...

Aug 29 2002 12:00 am
Tunisia: Ten years on - no justice for Bab Saadoun and Bouchoucha prisoners while civilians continue to be brought before military courts

On 28 and 30 August 1992, 265 alleged members of the unauthorized Islamist movement al-Nahda were sentenced to heavy prison terms in trials that grossly violated international standards. The trial...

Aug 29 2002 12:00 am
Syria: 'Prisoners of conscience' must be released, not convicted

'The trial and sentencing of these three men falls into a pattern of systematic and flagrant violation of Syria's obligations under international human rights treaties to which it is a state party,'...

Aug 29 2002 12:00 am
Barbados: Amnesty International open letter on the death penalty

The human rights organisation is particularly concerned about a proposed amendment to the Constitution, which threatens to curtail constitutional guarantees protecting people under death sentence...

Aug 27 2002 12:00 am
Australia: 'Pacific solution' one year on - punishing the refugees

'Church leaders, doctors, psychiatrists, lawyers, human rights groups and the UN have all asked the government to find a solution to the problem of people smuggling which does not compromise human...

Aug 23 2002 12:00 am
Philippines: first execution in two years imminent

If these executions go ahead, they will end a two-year freeze on executions introduced by former President Joseph Estrada in 2000 to mark the Christian Jubilee year. Although President Arroyo has...

Aug 22 2002 12:00 am
Sudan: Death sentences must be not be carried out

'Everything is wrong with this case. Not only have death sentences been passed, which Amnesty International opposes unconditionally, but they were passed after an obviously unfair trial. Those...