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Jan 30 2004 12:00 am
The Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism

The award is a chance for non-governmental organisations to nominate an article that has raised awareness and understanding of human rights issues whether local, national or international.Each NGO can...

Jan 30 2004 12:00 am
Mexico: 'V-Day' march to demand justice over Juarez and Chihuahua Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights killings - 14 February

The two organisations and an expected several thousand people will be marching from El Paso, USA across the US-Mexican border to Juárez on Saturday February 14 2004.Amnesty International said...

Jan 29 2004 12:00 am
UK: Private Member's Bill to clean up business reaches crucial reading

Mr King's Bill seeks to inject real substance into so-called 'corporate social responsibility' by requiring companies to report on the social and environmental impacts of their activities. It is...

Jan 29 2004 12:00 am
Iran: Amnesty International dismay at execution of child offender

The organisation urged Iran's judicial authorities to halt further executions of child offenders.This is reportedly the eighth execution of a child offender in Iran since 1990.Amnesty International is...

Jan 29 2004 12:00 am
Cuba: New report dismisses 'feeble pretexts' for political detentions

Rolando Jiménez Posada, Rafael Millet Leyva, Miguel Sigler Amaya and Orlando Zapata Tamayo are four of the over 80 dissidents imprisoned after a massive government crackdown on 18 March 2003.Amnesty...

Jan 28 2004 12:00 am
USA: Texas - Call for execution of mentally ill man to be stopped

In a report on Mr Panetti's case, Amnesty International shows how Scott Panetti, who has had a long history of mental illness, stood trial in 1995 when suffering from schizophrenia. Despite his mental...

Jan 28 2004 12:00 am
China: E-repression leads to dramatic rise in those imprisoned for expressing opinions online

By January 2004, 54 people had been detained or imprisoned for these internet-related activities, a 60 per cent increase in just over a year. In addition an unknown number of people remain in...

Jan 27 2004 12:00 am
USA: Kenny Richey case - fresh call for justice as Scottish man reaches 17 years on death row

On this 'anniversary' the two organisations are drawing attention to serious questions about the fairness of 39-year-old Kenny Richey's trial and the safety of his conviction. He was convicted of...

Jan 22 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: Flogging of 16-year-old girl suspended, cruel punishments continue

Intisar Bakri Abdulgader, who lives with her family in a suburb of the capital Khartoum, was to receive 100 lashes tomorrow (Friday 23) for the ‘crime’ of adultery. Human rights activists in Sudan and...

Jan 21 2004 12:00 am
Switzerland: Policing of World Economic Forum must respect human rights standards

Policing operations surrounding a number of recent demonstrations in Switzerland have resulted in alleged violations of international standards on the use of force and firearms by law enforcement...