Dec 12 2002 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo: 115 people face imminent execution

'President Joseph Kabila should demonstrate his personal commitment to human rights by making it clear that no death sentences will be passed as a result of the assassination trial,' Amnesty...

Dec 11 2002 12:00 am
Nigeria: Intimidation of human rights defenders

In the course of last week, the passports of three human rights activists were confiscated by the security forces at Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos. The human rights defenders were then...

Dec 11 2002 12:00 am
Madagascar: Time for independent and impartial investigation of human rights abuses

In a new report, entitled 'Madagascar: Justice is selective', Amnesty International underlines the need to bring to justice all suspected perpetrators of the human rights violations and abuses during...

Dec 11 2002 12:00 am
Colombia: Democratic security or insecurity for all?

The statement was made in Bogotá as the organisation released a new report on the human rights consequences of the Uribe government's security policies. 'The frustration of Colombian society at the...

Dec 10 2002 12:00 am
Liberia: Hassan Bility released but other human rights activists remain held

However, the organisation questions the Liberian government's continued detention of other human rights activists who have also been held solely because of their legitimate activities in defence of...

Dec 10 2002 12:00 am
Hong Kong: Article 23 Legislation - the potential for abuse

The organisation has grave concerns about the proposals in the government's consultation document and the lack of a draft White Bill which means that the public still do not know how the legislation...

Dec 09 2002 12:00 am
USA: Need for reflection on Human Rights Day

This is what Amnesty International said today, noting that as many as five other men could also be put to death in the USA this week.'More than half the countries of the world have turned their backs...

Dec 08 2002 12:00 am
UK/Russian Federation: Chechen presidential envoy arrested on arrival to the UK after having been released in Denmark

'Given the widespread use of torture and ill-treatment by the Russian authorities, there are good reasons to fear for Akhmed Zakayev's physical safety if he is sent back there,' the organization said...

Dec 06 2002 12:00 am
Southern Africa: Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and girls still facing discrimination and violence

'Despite commitment by Southern African governments to eliminate 'all forms of discrimination [and] all forms of violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and girls'...

Dec 06 2002 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Amnesty International demands the immediate acquittal and release of journalist and environmental activist Grigory Pasko

'Grigory Pasko's conviction and continuing arrest solely for exercising his basic human right of freedom of expression is yet another example of the denial of justice that is the fate of other victims...