Sep 01 2003 12:00 am
DRC: UN Force Must Not Stand-By as Massacres Take Place
Amnesty International UK Media Director, Lesley Warner, said: MONUC has a new, more robust mandate and it must use this to assure the civilian population that it will not stand by and watch people bei...
Sep 01 2003 12:00 am
Burma (Burma): Aung San Suu Kyi must be freed immediately
Amnesty International UK Media Director, Lesley Warner, said: 'Prisoner of conscience Aung San Suu Kyi should never have been arrested in the first place. The SPDC must release her immediately.' While...
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 appoin...
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 ref...
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 e...
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 th...
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 u...
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...