Dec 22 2003 12:00 am
Burma: Amnesty Finds Human Rights Deteriorating, Calls for Action Not Words
During the 17-day visit Amnesty International met with government officials and interviewed 35 political prisoners but was denied access to National League for Democracy (NLD) leader, Aung San Suu Kyi...
Dec 19 2003 12:00 am
USA: Federal Court Challenges to 'Enemy Combatant' Detentions Must Be Heeded
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in the case of Jose Padilla that the US government had no inherent constitutional authority to detain a US citizen as an 'enemy combatant' on US so...
Dec 18 2003 12:00 am
UK Anti-Terrorism Laws: Fresh Call for Repeal of Emergency Internment Powers
The system permits potentially indefinite detention on the basis of secret 'evidence' and allows the use of 'evidence' extracted under torture. Amnesty International made the fresh call after the Priv...
Dec 18 2003 12:00 am
Sudan: Peace Agreement Must Include Darfur
A recent Amnesty International mission to the Sudan-Chad border region found that villages in Darfur have been bombed by government planes and during 2003 militia groups supported by the government ha...
Dec 18 2003 12:00 am
Liberia: Atrocities Continue as the World Turns a Blind Eye
The call follows a recent Amnesty International visit to Liberia which found that men, Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and Children's rights in areas where UN peace-keeping...
Dec 17 2003 12:00 am
UK Asylum: ‘Devastating’ New Bill Endangers Refugee Protection in the UK
The Asylum and Immigration Bill, which has its second reading today, could lead to refugees being returned to face torture, persecution or death, they said. Amnesty International, the Refugee Council...
Dec 17 2003 12:00 am
Afghanistan: Threats of Violence and Expulsion Against Female Loya Jirga Delegate Condemned
During this morning's plenary session, a female delegate spoke out against what she described as the domination of the process by strong political figures whom she called 'criminals'. The Chairman pre...
Dec 15 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Trial of Saddam Hussein Must Draw on International Expertise and Reject Death Penalty
A fair and independent trial that meets international standards is now essential. Whatever court will try Saddam Hussein and others should be fair and be seen to be fair. It must be competent, indepen...
Dec 12 2003 12:00 am
Sudan: 16-year-old Girl to be Flogged for ‘Crime’ of Adultery
Intisar Bakri Abdulgader gave birth to a child in September after becoming pregnant outside marriage. She was convicted of adultery and sentenced by a local court in the Khartoum suburb of Kalakla in...
Dec 11 2003 12:00 am
UK: Response to Blunkett ‘Resignation’ Threat
Amnesty International said: 'We are saddened that David Blunkett is reportedly considering resigning from Amnesty International. We hope he will not conclude that it is incompatible to be Home Secreta...