Feb 13 2003 12:00 am
Guatemala: Death of army intelligence official implicated in Gerardi murder must be investigated
Sergeant Villanueva was the lowest ranking of the three former members of the Presidential Chiefs of Staff military intelligence agency, sentenced to 30 years imprisonment in July 2001 for planning th...
Feb 12 2003 12:00 am
Indonesia : Activist's arrest could undermine Aceh cease-fire
The organisation also warned that the detention of activists risks discrediting the two month old cease-fire agreement in the province. 'The cease-fire agreement, although fragile, has been successful...
Feb 11 2003 12:00 am
United Nations/Iraq: Security Council scared to face up to the human toll
'The humanitarian and human rights consequences of war must be given high priority by the Security Council. When war is contemplated against a country whose people have been suffering from severe viol...
Feb 11 2003 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Recommendations of Commissioner for Human Rights must be implemented
'The human rights situation in Chechnya remains deplorable,' Amnesty International said. 'Federal forces commit grave human rights violations against the civilian population and are only rarely held t...
Feb 11 2003 12:00 am
Children's rights should not be used in adult wars - 12 February anniversary of UN 'child soldiers' treaty
'Child soldiers continue to be abused as foot soldiers, porters, look-outs and sexual slaves - the problem is not decreasing but, with each new conflict, Children's rights are at risk of being drawn i...
Feb 11 2003 12:00 am
Cambodia: Freedom of expression under attack
The arrests of journalists Mom Sonando and In Chan Sivutha and the closure of Cambodia's only independent radio station set an ominous tone for national elections scheduled for July 2003, the two orga...
Feb 10 2003 12:00 am
Spain: The lethal cost of freedom of expression in the Basque Country
Joseba Pagazaurtundua was a dedicated member of the Basque Socialist Party (Partido Socialista de Euskadi, EE) and a member and organiser of the'Basta Ya' movement, which vigorously opposes ETA violen...
Feb 10 2003 12:00 am
Burma: Amnesty International welcomes first visit, calls for further improvements
'The continued imprisonment of between 1200-1300 political prisoners, many of whom we believe are prisoners of conscience, held solely for their peaceful political activities, was one of the key issue...
Feb 10 2003 12:00 am
Colombia: Amnesty International condemns car bomb attack in Bogota
'Attacks on civilians are never justified. Civilians must not be deliberately targeted or placed in situations where they are in danger of death or injury,' Amnesty International said as the organisat...
Feb 06 2003 12:00 am
USA: The USA must abide by International Court of Justice order on death penalty cases
'Last September, President Bush told the United Nations General Assembly that his country wants the UN to be 'effective' and 'respected',' Amnesty International noted, also recalling that in his State...