Jul 01 2003 12:00 am
East Timor: New police force not yet capable of maintaining law and order and protecting human rights
Despite significant progress the PNTL remains a fragile and underdeveloped institution which is not yet adequately trained, equipped, or sufficiently well-supported according to Amnesty International'...
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 CP...
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 se...
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 violen...
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 tra...
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 tho...
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 statemen...
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 bac...