Dec 23 2004 12:00 am
Greece: Police 'torture' of 60 Afghan asylum-seekers - including Children's rights - must be investigated
In a letter to the Greek Minister of Public Order Giorgos Voulgarakis, Amnesty International has called for a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation of the allegations and for the perpetrators t...
Dec 23 2004 12:00 am
China: Christian Church Leader Arrested and at Risk of Torture For Possession of Religious DVDs
Zhang Rongliang is diabetic and there are concerns that he may not receive the medical care or treatment he needs. Amnesty International has issued an 'Urgent Action' appeal and is calling for Mr Zhan...
Dec 22 2004 12:00 am
More resources for EU human rights: Amnesty International's 10-point programme for the Luxembourg presidency
Among the critical areas highlighted by Amnesty International is the chronic lack of resourcing for the EU’s human rights work at Council level including totally inadequate staffing at the Councilâ€...
Dec 22 2004 12:00 am
Iran: Woman sentenced to be buried up to chest and stoned to death
Hajieh Esmailvand’s death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court last month. Her unnamed co-defendant is at risk of imminent execution by hanging. Amnesty International members have been faxing ur...
Dec 21 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: New US Jail Abuse Allegations Must Be Fully Investigated
'These new allegations only underline the need for a full, impartial and independent inquiry that establishes what happened and who was responsible. 'If necessary, these investigations should go to th...
Dec 21 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: Amnesty International Condemns Recent Attacks Against Civilians
More than 200 others were reportedly injured. Amnesty International also condemns the killing in broad day light of three election employees in Haifa Street in central Baghdad. 'There can never be any...
Dec 21 2004 12:00 am
Congo: Call For Unconditional Protection Of Civilians After Renewed Fighting
Ongoing fighting between DRC government forces and dissident troops allied to the former RCD-Goma armed opposition group in North-Kivu province, as well as recent unconfirmed reports of a Rwandan Defe...
Dec 21 2004 12:00 am
Chile: Pinochet Ruling Hailed As 'Opening Door' To Justice
Amnesty International said: 'The new judicial process against Augusto Pinochet in Chile is one further step on a long journey to justice. It has opened a door that many governments have been eager to...
Dec 20 2004 12:00 am
Iran: One day left to save woman sentenced to be buried up to chest and stoned to death
Her unnamed co-defendant is at risk of imminent execution by hanging. Amnesty International members are now faxing urgent appeals to the Iranian authorities, calling for the execution to be stopped. A...
Dec 17 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: Time is running out for 2 million people in Darfur
Civilians are still being attacked in Darfur, west Sudan, and the international community has failed to make the Sudanese government understand that these attacks must stop, said Amnesty International...