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Aug 29 2003 12:00 am
Viet Nam: Dramatic rise in use of death penalty

Amnesty International UK Media Director, Lesley Warner, said:'The recent dramatic rise in the use of the death penalty is seriously alarming. Trials are routinely unfair, with people unable to appoint...

Aug 29 2003 12:00 am
East Timor: International community must press for justice for crimes against humanity

Amnesty International UK Media Director, Lesley Warner, said:'The plight of the survivors and families of those who were attacked, killed, tortured or raped must not be forgotten.'The persistent...

Aug 28 2003 12:00 am
UK: Asylum statistics - setting targets an 'insult' to persecuted and tortured

The new Home Office asylum statistics, showing that human rights abuses are driving asylum claims from countries like Somalia and Zimbabwe, also show a significant drop in applications compared with...

Aug 28 2003 12:00 am
Peru: Truth and reconciliation commission's report - an essential step towards truth, justice and reconciliation

'The report is an important step towards truth and justice in Peru, after two decades of internal armed conflict in which grave human rights violations and abuses were committed by the state and by...

Aug 28 2003 12:00 am
Colombia: Trade unionists and human rights defenders under attack

The arrests came only days after President Álvaro Uribe criticized several military commanders for a lack of operational results, apparently including commanders in the department of Arauca.'Trade...

Aug 28 2003 12:00 am
Brazil: New report shows police killings rife ten years after massacres

The report documents consistent evidence that ten years on from the massacres at Candelária and Vigário Geral, in 1993, little has changed. Statements made in public by elected officials even appear...

Aug 27 2003 12:00 am
Nepal: Human rights monitors - a matter of priority

'Allegations of human rights abuses by both the CPN (Maoist) and the security forces during the cease-fire has led to a souring of the peace process,' Amnesty International said. 'In order to prevent...

Aug 26 2003 12:00 am
UK: Asylum - cuts in legal aid may jeopardise lives and undermine human rights

The human rights organisation, which has itself submitted a response to the government's Department for Constitutional Affairs, warns that the cuts will result in the closure of reputable legal firms...

Aug 26 2003 12:00 am
Amnesty International's agenda for justice and hope

Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan said:'The world is changing rapidly and new threats to human rights are emerging, while some existing patterns are getting stronger. Globalising...

Aug 22 2003 12:00 am
USA: Potential releases from Guantánamo Bay highlight shameful detention of Children's rights

The US authorities must be judged not on the basis of what games and videos were provided but on the appalling facts that these Children's rights were held thousands of miles from home with no access...