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Oct 23 2003 12:00 am
Grenada: Forerunner to Guantanamo sees 'Grenada 17' Still Imprisoned 20 Years On

The report, The Grenada 17: Last of the Cold War Prisoners documents arbitrary detention without charge, appalling detention conditions and allegations of torture, leading up to an unfair trial that...

Oct 21 2003 12:00 am
Democratic Republic of Congo: Uganda must stop stoking the conflict

Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said:'Armed groups, sponsored and supported by the Ugandan and Rwandan governments and the central government in DRC, have stoked inter-ethnic...

Oct 17 2003 12:00 am
UK: New arms laws will be 'full of holes'

Today's (Friday 17 October 2003) government response, to the parliamentary committee responsible for scrutinising the new law, shows that the loopholes are being ignored and as a result, British-sold...

Oct 16 2003 12:00 am
UK: Gun crime - Urgent action needed to cut supply of guns to criminals

Official statistics show that the total number of firearm offences in 2002/03 (excluding offences involving air weapons) increased by three per cent.Lesley Warner, Amnesty International UK Media...

Oct 16 2003 12:00 am
Nepal: New report shows alarming upsurge in 'disappearance' cases

Amnesty International has to date recorded over 250 cases of 'disappearance' since members and supporters of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) (Maoist) declared a 'people's war' in February 1996. In...

Oct 15 2003 12:00 am
Bolivia: Human rights and rule of law must be protected during crisis

According to information received, most of the victims had received bullet wounds. The joint forces' use of large calibre combat ammunition and the tragic consequences of the military operation have...

Oct 10 2003 12:00 am
Nobel Peace Prize: Recognition and hope for all who defend human rights

Amnesty International UK Media Director, Lesley Warner, said:'By honouring Shirin the Nobel Committee has recognised the critical importance of human rights and the individuals who defend them around...

Oct 09 2003 12:00 am
Global Arms Dangerously Unregulated - New Report: Amnesty International, Oxfam, IANSA Launch Global Control Arms Campaign

Arms proliferation and abuse, have reached a critical point, fuelling human rights violations, poverty, and conflict. Someone is killed every minute by armed violence while many more suffer abuse and...

Oct 06 2003 12:00 am
UK: Human rights groups call for prompt publication of Cory collusion reports

On the eve of the handing over of his reports, four international and domestic human rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have urged the United Kingdom and Irish governments to commit...

Oct 06 2003 12:00 am
Post-Taleban, post-war: justice for Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in Afghanistan?

Two years after the beginning of the military action against the Taleban, the Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights of Afghanistan are still subject to horrific abuses, from...