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Nov 21 2003 12:00 am
Burma (Burma): Amnesty International plans second visit

Amnesty International said:'Our concerns in Burma are wide-ranging. We are planning to discuss the human rights situation with the government, including the justice system, political imprisonment and...

Nov 20 2003 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Seven sentenced to 50+ lashes for October's demonstration

Amnesty International fears that the men are at risk of imminent flogging and that they have been sentenced for exercising their right to demonstrate peacefully and as such would be prisoners of...

Nov 19 2003 12:00 am
UK: Bush visit - David Blunkett urged to ensure policing operations respect right to peaceful protest

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:'There have been reports that the special powers to 'stop and search' people without suspicion, let alone a reasonable one, granted to the police...

Nov 18 2003 12:00 am
Uzbekistan: New report denounces 'ghoulish' secret executions

The report, Justice only in heaven: the death penalty in Uzbekistan, shows that the death penalty is secretly carried out in scores of cases every year despite the fact that torture of criminal...

Nov 18 2003 12:00 am
UK: Bush visit - 'crucial' that Blair presses for lawyers and fair trials for Guantánamo Bay prisoners

The human rights organisation has written to the Prime Minister, outlining its concern that all Guantánamo Bay detainees are either charged with recognisable criminal offences or released, that legal...

Nov 13 2003 12:00 am
Russian Federation/UK: UK court decides not to extradite Chechen envoy Akhmed Zakayev

Becky Hess, Amnesty International UK Russia Campaign Manager, said:'The widespread use of torture and ill-treatment by the Russian authorities, as documented by Amnesty International and other human...

Nov 12 2003 12:00 am
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Justice cannot be achieved on the cheap

The human rights organisation's report Bosnia-Herzegovina: Shelving Justice emphasises that the International Criminal Tribunal (the Tribunal) has proceedings completed or ongoing for only about 90...

Nov 12 2003 12:00 am
Angola: Mass forced evictions must stop

Amnesty International published a report today (12 November 2003) calling on the Angolan government to put an immediate moratorium on the mass forced evictions which have seen more than 5,000 houses...

Nov 11 2003 12:00 am
China: Prescott should upgrade dialogue on human rights

In the light of the serious human rights abuses outlined in its new report China: Continuing abuses under a new leadership the human rights organisation is calling on Mr Prescott to use the visit as...

Nov 10 2003 12:00 am
Americas: Persecution of human rights defenders reaching crisis proportions

Speaking from Brazil during her first visit to the country, Ms Khan today (10 November 2003) launched the report Essential actors of our time: Human Rights defenders in the Americas. The report...