Jun 16 2003 12:00 am
UK: Asylum - new opinion poll shows many young people worryingly ill-informed

However, the poll - commissioned by Amnesty International UK, Refugee Action and Refugee Council - also shows that more than half of polled young people (51%) believe that asylum-seekers in the UK...

Jun 12 2003 12:00 am
China: Protestant pastor seriously ill following beating by prison officials

The human rights organisation urging the authorities to take immediate measures to guarantee Gong Shengliang's safety.Gong Shengliang, leader of the banned 'Huanan Church', was originally sentenced to...

Jun 12 2003 12:00 am
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ashdown's proposal to abolish Human Rights Chamber leaves citizens unprotected

The proposal would be a serious blow to human rights protection in that country, the human rights organisation declared. Amnesty International also warned that the European Court for Human Rights...

Jun 10 2003 12:00 am
Tunisia: New report reveals a decade of endemic human rights abuse

For over a decade the Tunisian authorities have used 'security' as a pretext to curtail the political and civil rights of hundreds of political and other prisoners and the 40-page report, Tunisia: The...

Jun 10 2003 12:00 am
Liberia: Peace talks in Ghana must ensure civilians are protected

In the last few days, while representatives of the international community have been meeting in Akosombo, Ghana, to find a solution to Liberia's internal armed conflict, fighting between the armed...

Jun 09 2003 12:00 am
USA: Jose Padilla's illegal one-year detention should be ended

Jose Padilla, a US citizen, has been held in solitary confinement on a naval base in Charleston, South Carolina, since being abruptly designated an 'enemy combatant' on 9 June 2002. He has been held...

Jun 06 2003 12:00 am
Burma (Burma): Authorities must end crackdown and reveal fate of 100 'disappeared'

The organisation has issued an urgent call on the Burma authorities to release immediately all those who have been detained for their peaceful political activities, and has demanded that the...

Jun 05 2003 12:00 am
Serbia and Montenegro: Cover up suspected as sex trafficking case collapses

The Prosecutor's Office in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, halted criminal proceedings against the Montenegrin deputy state prosecutor and three other men for involvement in sex-slavery...

Jun 04 2003 12:00 am
Iraq: No compulsory returns of asylum-seekers

Amnesty International's appeal comes following a recent meeting between ministers from France, Germany and the UK, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to explore...

Jun 04 2003 12:00 am
Flawed EU-USA extradition agreement threatens human rights

Ahead of tomorrow's (Thursday 5 June 2003) meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers where the EU-US Agreements on Extradition and on Mutual Legal Assistance is due to be approved, Amnesty...