Aug 01 2003 12:00 am
Vietnam: 49 People Face Imminent Execution
The 49 were sentenced to death but details about their crimes are not known. Their identities have also not been made public. The human rights organisation fears that the execution will take place in...
Aug 01 2003 12:00 am
Iran: Investigations into Kazemi Death Fall Short of Independent Inquiry Needed to Provide Justice
Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Stephen Bowen said: 'Only a fully independent investigation with judicial powers can reveal the truth about the killing of Zahra Kazemi and ensure that just...
Aug 01 2003 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo: Desperate Need For UN Intervention to Stop Massacres, Mutilations and Rapes
Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: 'If the blood of helpless civilians in Bunia flows again in September when the French-led UN force departs, the primary culprits will of course be th...
Jul 31 2003 12:00 am
Peru/Japan: Japan must allow Fujimori to stand trial
The organisation is urging the Japanese authorities to either return Alberto Fujimori to Peru, where judicial proceedings have been started against him, or to open an investigation in Japan into his r...
Jul 31 2003 12:00 am
Maldives: New report reveals repression and torture in 'holiday paradise'
The report, Maldives: Repression of peaceful political opposition, shows that prisoners of conscience in Maldives have been tried and convicted by the Criminal Court without access to a lawyer, or to...
Jul 31 2003 12:00 am
Argentina: Allowing extradition an 'important step' towards justice
The organisation applauded President Nestor Kirchner's decision to repeal Decree No. 1581/01, which had prohibited extradition requests by other countries. Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen...
Jul 30 2003 12:00 am
El Salvador: Where are the 'disappeared' Children's rights?
The report outlines the anguish and the tireless efforts made by parents and relatives of the 'disappeared' Children's rights to establish their fate, and the failure of authorities to address their c...
Jul 29 2003 12:00 am
Burma (Burma): New report condemns pre-meditated attacks on democracy activists
The organisation has strongly condemned the crackdown on pro-democracy supporters since the violent attack of 30 May, which it believes was pre-meditated. To coincide with the publication of the repor...
Jul 28 2003 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: The Knesset should reject discriminatory family reunion law
The Israeli government's Proposed Law on Citizenship and Entry into Israel is scheduled to be discussed by the Knesset's Internal Affairs Committee on 29 July in an apparent effort to have the bill ru...
Jul 25 2003 12:00 am
Indonesia/Aceh: UK arms may still be used for repression if assurances 'forgotten the next day'
In a letter to Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt, Amnesty International has called on the government to reveal exactly what end-use commitments were sought before licences were granted for...