Oct 17 2002 12:00 am
Colombia: San Vicente del Caguán - a community abandoned

In a new report, Amnesty International highlights the plight of the civilian population living in the area which hosted peace talks between the Colombian government and the country's largest guerrilla...

Oct 14 2002 12:00 am
International Criminal Court: Foreign ministers of France, Italy, Spain and the UK should say no to impunity agreements

Only days after the EU ministers of foreign affairs adopted a weak position on US impunity agreements, US Ambassador Marissa Lino has reportedly arrived in Europe to negotiate agreements with France...

Oct 11 2002 12:00 am
UN: tougher measures needed on export of small arms and light weapons

'Whilst we welcome the attention given to this important subject by the UN Security Council and the UN Scretary-General in his recent report, we are nevertheless concerned that the UN's...

Oct 11 2002 12:00 am
Malta: The government should suspend deportations of Eritreans

According to reports received by the organisation, up to 223 Eritreans were forcibly deported between 30 September and 3 October 2002. The Eritreans were said to have been immediately arrested on...

Oct 11 2002 12:00 am
Americas: Indigenous peoples - second-class citizens in the lands of their ancestors

The statement came on the eve of the day - known as Columbus Day, Día de la Raza or Native American Day - in which several countries in the Americas celebrate the continent's multicultural heritage....

Oct 10 2002 12:00 am
People's Republic of China: Retrial of five Protestants originally condemned to death must be fair

'In the original trial, the five defendants appear to have been convicted based on evidence obtained through torture,' Amnesty International said. 'Any retrial must be conducted in line with...

Oct 10 2002 12:00 am
Guatemala: Wall of impunity fortified as landmark convictions annulled

Yesterday, the court ordered that the 30 year sentences of Retired Colonel Byron Disrael Lima Estrada, his son Captain Byron Miguel Lima Oliva, and former presidential bodyguard José Obdulio...

Oct 10 2002 12:00 am
Bulgaria: People in mental institutions dying of neglect

'People with psychiatric illnesses and mental disabilities are quite literally dying of neglect. They are being beaten, chained up and kept in cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions. Conditions in...

Oct 08 2002 12:00 am
Egypt: No access to prisons for Amnesty International delegates

'We regret that the Egyptian authorities did not permit us to conduct interviews with several men and Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights held in Egyptian prisons,' Amnesty...

Oct 08 2002 12:00 am
Burundi: Protection of civilians should be top of regional heads of state agenda

On 9 September 2002, at least 174 unarmed civilians were extrajudicially executed by members of the Burundian Army in Itaba commune, Gitega province. The killings, which remained hidden for over a...