Jun 30 2003 12:00 am
Russia: Torture report welcomed, openness on Chechnya needed

The report, one of several on Russia until recently blocked by Russia itself, has been produced by the Council of Europe's European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT). Russia is the last...

Jun 30 2003 12:00 am
Protests as Chilean torture ship comes to England

Amnesty International members will be holding protests in Dartmouth (9 July 2003, time tbc) and London (16 July 2003, 12:00 pm, West India Docks, Docklands, Meridian Gate) to voice concern at the ship...

Jun 30 2003 12:00 am
Laos: Foreign journalists get 15 years after two-hour trial

Two of the four Lao nationals who were assisting them were also reported to have been given harsh prison terms today, one reportedly receiving a twenty-year prison sentence.After hearing the verdict...

Jun 30 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: Conditions in US prisons may break international law

In a letter to Paul Bremer, the organisation also calls on the US to ensure that detainees are treated humanely and that excessive use of force is investigated, after one detainee was shot dead and...

Jun 28 2003 12:00 am
Guatemala: Editor attacked as political violence increases

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: 'The human rights situation in Guatemala is at crisis point. The international community must take urgent steps to halt the cycle of political...

Jun 27 2003 12:00 am
UK/Russia: Putin visit - Seize the opportunity for an honest discussion

Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director, said: 'A public statement on human rights in Chechnya and Russia was conspicuous by its absence, amid all the talk of special relationships, Iraq and...

Jun 26 2003 12:00 am
Torture: Call for renewed fight against torture worldwide

Today, on United Nations International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture (26 June 2003), Amnesty International issued a fresh call for an end to torture, as it launched a new manual to help...

Jun 25 2003 12:00 am
Jamaica: Welcome developments, is an end to to police impunity in sight?

Lesley Warner, Amnesty International UK Media Director said today: 'The recent actions to help bring about police accountability are positive, welcome and give credibility to the government's...

Jun 25 2003 12:00 am
Bangladesh: Death threats continue in latest 'white list' addition

As the human rights organisation issued a new Urgent Action on a Bangladeshi journalist and his family who have received death threats, it said the UK government's policy could send asylum seekers...

Jun 24 2003 12:00 am
Liberia/Ivory Coast: Desperate refugees have nowhere to run

As fighting and insecurity intensify in Liberia, Amnesty International is today (24 June 2003) urging the international community to organise a humanitarian evacuation programme for the tens of...