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 ca...
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: 'Hund...
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 backe...
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...
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 detentio...
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 arso...
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 offi...