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Oct 31 2002 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Amnesty International calls for assurances on Zakayev case

The organisation's call comes after Akhmed Zakayev was detained in Copenhagen - where he was attending the World Chechen Congress - following an extradition request from the Russian authorities. An...

Oct 31 2002 12:00 am
Japan/North Korea: Five Japanese abductees must be allowed freedom of choice

'The Governments of North Korea and Japan should allow the five surviving Japanese nationals who were forcibly abducted and taken to North Korea in the 1970's and are currently visiting Japan freedom...

Oct 30 2002 12:00 am
Argentina: DaimlerChrysler opens human rights inquiry

The Commission should have full independence, operate impartially and report its findings publicly. Relatives of the victims and other interested parties must be able to submit their information to...

Oct 29 2002 12:00 am
Russia: Theatre hostage-taking 'yet another outrageous human rights violation' - new report exposes extent of abuse in Russia

As international reaction to the actions continued, Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan added her voice: 'I mourn the victims and extend my condolences and sympathy to the grieving...

Oct 28 2002 12:00 am
Morocco/Western Sahara: Time for inquiry into Ben Barka's 'disappearance'

As members of the Moroccan Human Rights Association, the Moroccan Human Rights Organisation and the Forum for Truth and Justice travel to Paris in a caravan of remembrance to highlight the need for...

Oct 28 2002 12:00 am
Laos: Amnesty International calls for immediate release of five Prisoners of Conscience arrested three years ago

The organisation considers the five Lao students to be prisoners of conscience, detained solely because of non-violent expression of their political beliefs. Amnesty International fears for their...

Oct 28 2002 12:00 am
Cameroon: Human rights defender and political activists arrested and held in prison

Amnesty International considers Albert Mukong to be a prisoner of conscience. 'Albert Mukong is being held solely for speaking out about the right to self-determination of the Anglophone provinces and...

Oct 24 2002 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Amnesty International condemns hostage taking

'Hostage-taking is simply unacceptable in any circumstances. People's lives are put at risk and their rights simply ignored. We are calling on those responsible to release the hostages immediately...

Oct 24 2002 12:00 am
Bangladesh: Accountability needed in 'Operation Clean Heart'

'The government must bring to justice any army or police personnel involved in the torture of detainees, and clarify the legal status of the army's involvement in arrests of civilians', said Amnesty...

Oct 23 2002 12:00 am
Morocco/Western Sahara: Free prisoner of conscience Ali-Salem Tamek

The trial of 29-year-old Ali-Salem Tamek comes at a time when an alarming number of Sahrawi (Western Saharan) civil society activists, many of whom are perceived to have pro-independence tendencies...