Mar 20 2003 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo: A neglected human rights tragedy in Ituri province

Amnesty International said this today in a new report on the deteriorating situation in Ituri province in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 'There must be no hiding place for those who...

Mar 19 2003 12:00 am
Viet Nam: Prisoner of conscience must be released

'This is yet more evidence of the ongoing harsh crackdown on freedom of expression by the Vietnamese authorities,' Amnesty International said.By arresting Dr Nguyen Dan Que the government continues to...

Mar 19 2003 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Racial discrimination is rife

The international organisation made the warning as it issued its latest report 'Dokumenty!' Discrimination on grounds of race in the Russian Federation on the eve of the United Nations International...

Mar 19 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Open letter to the Governments of the USA, UK, Spain and Iraq

'Those intending to launch military action against Iraq have a particular responsibility to ensure that international human rights and humanitarian law are fully upheld. Amnesty International demands...

Mar 18 2003 12:00 am
USA: President Bush sanctions another killing

'We deeply regret that the President has once again failed to offer human rights leadership on this fundamental issue,' Amnesty International said. 'His repeated assertions that the USA will stand...

Mar 18 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Amnesty International UK warns combatants to adhere to international law

'Indiscriminate or disproportionate attacks are prohibited under international law,' said Amnesty International UK Director, Kate Allen. 'Amnesty International is urging all participants to abide by...

Mar 17 2003 12:00 am
Amnesty International celebrates 30 years of Urgent Action

Through the scheme tens of thousands of Amnesty International supporters world-wide send urgent letters, faxes or e-mails to the authorities in the most urgent cases of human rights violations brought...

Mar 14 2003 12:00 am
Egypt: Verdict imminent on mass trial for sexual orientation

Amnesty International is concerned that the Egyptian authorities are pursuing a proactive policy of arresting and imprisoning men on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation.The...

Mar 13 2003 12:00 am
UN Commission: Human rights must be protected in counter-terrorism report

The human rights organisation, which on Thursday 13 March is laying out specific recommendations in Geneva ahead of the Commission's Monday 17 March opening, is calling on the UN to help strengthen...

Mar 13 2003 12:00 am
Nigeria: Respect for human rights essential during and after elections

Amnesty International's plea comes in the aftermath of what seems yet another politically motivated killing during the electoral period in Nigeria, that of Harry Mashall, a leading member of the All...