Feb 20 2003 12:00 am
Cote d'Ivoire: Liberian refugees at imminent risk
Amnesty International is calling for an urgent international response to the desperate plight of some 40,000 Liberian refugees in Cote d'Ivoire. 'Liberian refugees are at imminent risk of being killed...
Feb 20 2003 12:00 am
Burundi: Journalists subjected to constant attacks.
'The Burundian authorities should order an independent and impartial investigation into the attack and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice,' the organisation said. In the early hours o...
Feb 18 2003 12:00 am
Turkmenistan: Turkmen leader should mark birthday by introducing rule of law
President Saparmurat Niazov of Turkmenistan should mark his birthday by committing himself to protect human rights, a coalition of human rights groups said today. President Niazov's birthday, February...
Feb 18 2003 12:00 am
Kenya: A human rights memorandum to the new Government
In a memorandum sent to the new Government today, Amnesty International welcomes the positive signs for human rights in Kenya, namely, expressions of commitment to abolish the death penalty, transitio...
Feb 17 2003 12:00 am
Colombia: FARC should respect lives of captives
The organisation's call comes after information emerged that three US citizens, apparently contracted by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), may have been taken captive by the FARC following the...
Feb 14 2003 12:00 am
Philippines: Safety of civilians must be ensured
Conflicting reports indicate that between 17 and 175 people have been killed in the fighting which resumed and escalated following the end of the ceasefire. Amnesty International is gravely concerned...
Feb 14 2003 12:00 am
Liberia: Amnesty International calls for leading human rights activist's release as trial begins
'Aloysius Toe has done nothing but work legitimately for the defence of fundamental human rights in Liberia. He should not be in prison and he should not be on trial,' the organisation said. Aloysius...
Feb 14 2003 12:00 am
India/Bangladesh: 'Push-in/Push-out' practices at the border not acceptable
The organisation considers that such collective expulsions by India and Bangladesh across the border without offering recourse to judicial remedy or appeal to the persons being expelled appear to be a...
Feb 14 2003 12:00 am
EU Iraq Summit: EU leaders should make fate of civilians top priority
In an open letter sent to the Greek EU Presidency and all EU heads of state and government, Amnesty International has called on EU leaders to stage a serious, substantial and open debate on the likely...
Feb 13 2003 12:00 am
South Africa: Government should compensate victims of the past and end impunity
'President Thabo Mbeki should use the opening of the 2003 parliamentary session tomorrow to announce a program of reparations for victims and to renounce any possibility of a further amnesty,' the org...