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Mar 27 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Civilian deaths must be urgently investigated

According to reports, at least 15 Iraqi civilians were killed yesterday and around 30 wounded when missiles hit a residential area in north Baghdad.An Amnesty International spokesperson said:'Any...

Mar 26 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Military must ensure civilians are protected

'We have seen reports from Basra of the impact that urban warfare can have on civilians and we are seeking explicit information from the military authorities on the steps they have taken to minimise...

Mar 26 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Fear of war crimes on both sides

The organisation's Senior Director of International Law has called on Coalition forces to justify the targeting of Iraq's main TV station in Baghdad.Coalition forces have confirmed attacking the main...

Mar 26 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Bombing of State television

'The bombing of a television station, simply because it is being used for the purposes of propaganda, cannot be condoned. It is a civilian object, and thus protected under international humanitarian...

Mar 25 2003 12:00 am
Mexico: Torture still widely used by state, says report

The organisation is calling on the Mexican authorities urgently to tackle the use of torture and review the many unsound cases where torture-based evidence has led to a conviction. The new report...

Mar 25 2003 12:00 am
Kashmir: Amnesty International condemns massacre of civilians

The human rights organisation expressed concern that the killings may have been intended to undermine movements towards peace talks in Kashmir, and called on the authorities to begin an immediate...

Mar 25 2003 12:00 am
Iraq/USA: No double standard on POWs

Amnesty International said:'Prisoner of war should be treated humanely and not be subjected to any form of torture or ill-treatment and should be given immediate access to the International Committee...

Mar 24 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Water and other humanitarian needs must be met

Basra has been under fire by the USA and its allied forces for the last three days.Amnesty International said: 'We are concerned that the situation in Basra may be mirrored in other cities and regions...

Mar 21 2003 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Mass arrests signal new and dangerous phase of repression

Although some of those arrested have been released, many remain in detention, whilst the whereabouts of others remain unknown. At least one person, Steven Tonera, a farmworker in Manicaland province...

Mar 20 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Military action could trigger civilian and human rights catastrophe

With the onset of military action against Iraq, 'Those who have launched the military attacks must take responsibility if their action provokes a human rights and humanitarian catastrophe. We fear it...