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Nov 26 2002 12:00 am
INDIA: Jammu/Kashmir government should implement human rights program

Under the Program the authorities will review existing security laws and cases of detainees held without trial for a long time and will not implement the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) in the...

Nov 24 2002 12:00 am
NEPAL: Sexual abuse reports highlight plight of Bhutanese refugees

An investigation by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) revealed 18 cases of sexual abuse and exploitation in Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal. Victims included a 7-year old girl...

Nov 24 2002 12:00 am
Burma: Amnesty International calls for release of all prisoners of conscience

Amnesty International also urged the authorities to protect the right to freedom of expression, association and assembly in Burma. 'Among those already released are individuals who have served six or...

Nov 24 2002 12:00 am
LIBERIA: The UN Security Council should give highest priority to protecting human rights

'Given the widespread nature of human rights abuses by both sides in the continuing armed conflict in Liberia, the provision of arms and ammunition and other forms of military assistance - whether...

Nov 22 2002 12:00 am
EGYPT: With British men's trial ongoing, Egyptian Government urged to act following UN experts' torture review

With allegations of torture surrounding the ongoing trial of three Britons and 23 Egyptians in an (Emergency) Supreme State Security Court, Amnesty International noted with particular concern the UN...

Nov 19 2002 12:00 am
ZIMBABWE: Government steps up harassment of human rights defenders

'Human rights organizations who expose human rights violations and are perceived to be critical of government policy are coming under increasing attack,' Amnesty International said today. Amnesty...

Nov 19 2002 12:00 am
SYRIA: Leading opposition activist released

'This is a very positve step, but the Syrian authorities should not stop here. All other prisoners of conscience, including 'Aref Dalilah, Hasan Sa'dun and Habib Saleh who are reportedly suffering...

Nov 19 2002 12:00 am
NIGERIA: Government responsibility in vigilante violence

The rise in crime and insecurity three years after the return of civilian rule in Nigeria and the sense of low performance by the security forces has led to the expansion of vigilante groups at local...

Nov 19 2002 12:00 am
CZECH REPUBLIC: Past mistakes must not be repeated - ensure respect for freedom of expression

'The Czech authorities have a responsibility to ensure the safety and security of local inhabitants and property. Equally, it is also their duty to ensure that people are able to exercise peacefully...

Nov 19 2002 12:00 am
CAMBODIA: Cambodians deserve international standards of justice

However, the organisation believes that the proposed resolution now before the UN General Assembly's Third Committee regarding the establishment of a criminal tribunal for the prosecution of crimes...