Feb 25 2003 12:00 am
Honduras: New report calls for action on killings of street Children's rights
Amnesty International has, for a number of years, been denouncing the execution of Children's rights and youths at the hands of state agents or unidentified individuals, under circumstances suggesting...
Feb 25 2003 12:00 am
Government 'get-out clause': UK child soldiers could still go into battle
'The government has retained the right to send under-18s into battle by adding a declaration that it will do so if there is a genuine military need or due to the nature and urgency of the situation. T...
Feb 24 2003 12:00 am
Burundi: No justice for victims of the Itaba massacre
'Once again it is clear that there is simply no will to hold the Burundian armed forces accountable for their actions and to bring them to justice for gross human rights violations,' said Irene Khan,...
Feb 21 2003 12:00 am
Venezuela: Human rights once more hang in the balance
At midnight on Wednesday 19 February, Carlos Fernandez, the President of the business association Fedecamaras and a prominent leader of the general strike called by the opposition, was arrested by arm...
Feb 21 2003 12:00 am
Sudan: Urgent call for Commission of Inquiry in Darfur as situation deteriorates
'The situation must not be allowed to deteriorate further into another Sudanese war. We call on the government to respond to the escalating cycle of attacks by immediately settling up an independent C...
Feb 21 2003 12:00 am
Somalia/Somaliland: Human Rights Defenders issue Declaration
Somali human rights defenders from 23 organisations, meeting in Hargeisa from 10 to 18 February 2002, declared that they will 'increase the struggle against human rights abuses, such as arbitrary kill...
Feb 21 2003 12:00 am
Morocco/Western Sahara: reports of secret detention and torture on the rise
'We are particularly concerned about proposed provisions to widen the scope of applicability of the death penalty and to extend the existing legal limit of detention before being formally charged, whe...
Feb 21 2003 12:00 am
Egypt: Anti-war activists at risk
'We are extremely concerned about the detention of people in connection with their peaceful participation in recent demonstrations in Egypt', the organisation said. Several detainees have been held fo...
Feb 20 2003 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Paris meeting must include strong stand on human rights
Over the last three years, Zimbabwean government security forces and state-sponsored militia have been responsible for numerous human rights violations, entrenching a pattern of impunity over the past...
Feb 20 2003 12:00 am
Thailand: Extrajudicial killing is not the way to suppress drug trafficking
The effect of the government's campaign against drugs trafficking has been a de facto shoot-to-kill policy of anyone believed to be involved in the drugs trade. 'It is a sad fact that after 10 years o...