Nov 29 2002 12:00 am
RUSSIA: No forcible return of displaced Chechens until security guaranteed
The human rights organisation voiced its concern following recent reports that the Russian authorities are planning to close - by the end of January 2003 - camps in Ingushetia for civilians who fled f...
Nov 28 2002 12:00 am
KENYA/ISRAEL: Amnesty International condemns targeting of civilians
According to press reports at least eleven people were killed in the attack. Reports also indicated that civilians aboard an Israeli passenger aircraft were also targeted when two missiles were fired...
Nov 28 2002 12:00 am
Ireland: Irish Government refuses access to Amnesty prison researchers
As part of its ongoing work as an international human rights organisation, Amnesty International monitors compliance with international standards in prisons throughout the world. Amnesty has, in the r...
Nov 28 2002 12:00 am
CAMBODIA/THAILAND: Sok Yoeun must not be extradited
'This decision is inexplicable. The Thai courts faced a big test with this case and were found wanting,' Amnesty International said today. The presiding judge disregarded the fact that Sok Yoeun has b...
Nov 28 2002 12:00 am
Bosnia-Herzegovina: SFOR detention violates human rights
On 22 November the organisation wrote to the Commander of the Eagle Base – the headquarters of the United States (US) Army detachment to SFOR – Brigadier General John T. von Trott, stating the org...
Nov 27 2002 12:00 am
Turkmenistan: Government must seek justice not revenge
'Precisely at times of heightened tensions governments must ensure that all measures taken are in accordance with international human rights law. We are particularly concerned that the government's re...
Nov 27 2002 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Lawmakers must abide by Russia's international obligations in safeguarding freedom of expression
'We welcome President Vladimir Putin's decision to veto the proposed law amendments concerning the coverage of extreme situations. However, Russian parliamentarians must ensure that any amendments to...
Nov 27 2002 12:00 am
Guatemala: Justice without fear
'It is all too common for Guatemalan judges, lawyers and prosecutors to face threats, intimidation and attacks,' the organization added. 'Those engaged in investigating and prosecuting cases of human...
Nov 27 2002 12:00 am
China: new report exposes persecution of internet users
Amnesty International said: 'Internet users in China are increasingly caught up in a pernicious system restricting their fundamental human rights. Anyone surfing the internet could be at risk of arbit...
Nov 27 2002 12:00 am
Brazil: Espírito Santo - Witnesses at risk!
Manoel Corrêa da Silva Filho, a suspect testifying against members of the police organisation Scuderie Detetive le Coq - which is believed to be involved in organised crime, unlawful killings, and hu...