Dec 19 2002 12:00 am
UK: Internment one year on - no hope in sight
In a statement to Amnesty International, some of the detainees said: "Our wives have been widowed and our Children's rights have been without a father for a year now. Our lives and our families' lives...
Dec 19 2002 12:00 am
Nigeria: Security forces in Nigeria: Serving to protect and respect human rights?
On many occasions, this violence appears to have been unleashed with government complacency, and even outright complicity. 'The federal police and the armed forces are responsible for numerous human r...
Dec 19 2002 12:00 am
Nepal: Human rights abuses have reached unprecedented levels
A new report published by Amnesty International 'Nepal: a deepening human rights crisis' reveals that nearly half of the victims of the 'people's war' were civilians targeted for their real or perceiv...
Dec 19 2002 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: Conscientious objectors jailed while soldiers who commit grave violations enjoy impunity
Amnesty International's letter to Shaul Mofaz expresses concern over the imprisonment of those Israelis who refuse to perform military service or serve in the Occupied Territories, as they believe tha...
Dec 19 2002 12:00 am
Bangladesh: deaths in custody must be investigated
At least 32 people have died so far due to alleged torture by the army and there are reports of about ten more deaths in suspicious circumstances. 'Neither justice nor the fight against crime will be...
Dec 19 2002 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Human Rights must be the priority
In a statement to the Afghan Support Group meeting in Oslo to discuss future donor coordination for Afghanistan, they went on to say in a joint statement: "Major human rights abuses continue to be com...
Dec 18 2002 12:00 am
UK: Father Christmas 'Internment' Protest at Harsh 'Anti-Terrorist' Measures
After delivering the presents and cards - intended for 11 detainees held under the draconian Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (ATCSA) - the traditionally-costumed Santa in red clothing and...
Dec 17 2002 12:00 am
Rwanda: Gacaca tribunals must conform with international fair trial standards
In a report published today, 'Rwanda: Gacaca: A question of justice', Amnesty International examines the Gacaca Jurisdictions, the legislation establishing them, their organisation and various phases...
Dec 17 2002 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Amnesty International calls for an independent investigation into Chechen fighter's death
Salman Raduyev was found dead over the weekend in his cell in a high-security prison, where he was serving a life sentence for his role in taking more than 2000 people hostage in 1996. 'Given the wide...
Dec 17 2002 12:00 am
Kenya: Amnesty International appeals to presidential candidates
In an open letter to the presidential candidates and political leaders, Ms. Khan pointed expressed concern that human rights violations have already occurred in the run-up to the elections and since t...