Jan 21 2004 12:00 am
Guatemala: Trial of Bruce Harris, Director of Children's rights's rights organisation

Bruce Harris is due to stand trial tomorrow and, if convicted, will face up to 5 years in prison.Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:'This blatant attempt to silence a man dedicated to...

Jan 21 2004 12:00 am
Death Penalty: USA only country to execute child offenders - record denounced as 'truly shameful'

The execution of child offenders - those under 18 years old at the time of the crime - is forbidden under international law and Amnesty International's report tracks how the practice has virtually...

Jan 20 2004 12:00 am
North Korea: Government must share blame for famine deaths and chronic malnutrition

The report criticises North Korea's policies of distributing food unevenly, restricting the freedom of movement of those who want to search for food elsewhere and hampering the work of international...

Jan 20 2004 12:00 am
Haiti: Attacks on demonstrators must be fully investigated

In a letter addressed to the president, Jean Bertrand Aristide, as well as police and justice authorities, Amnesty International said it is imperative that the Haitian authorities show clearly to the...

Jan 20 2004 12:00 am
European Union: Asylum - Amnesty International warns that EU proposals could lead to 'refugees in orbit'

The warning came in an open letter to the Irish EU Presidency, as EU Justice and Home Affairs ministers discuss sending asylum seekers to 'safe third countries' this week (JHA Council, Dublin...

Jan 16 2004 12:00 am
Sierra Leone: Special court needs support, Nigeria must hand over Charles Taylor

Amnesty International UK Media Director Lesley Warner said:'The Nigerian government's sheltering of a person indicted for crimes against humanity and war crimes violates international law. Nigeria is...

Jan 15 2004 12:00 am
UK: Maghaberry - unfit and unsafe for asylum seekers

Sixteen prison officers were reportedly injured in the riots last night by thirty-five loyalist prisoners.'Maghaberry is neither a fit nor a safe place for asylum seekers, who have often fled trouble...

Jan 15 2004 12:00 am
NI: Maghaberry - unfit and unsafe for asylum seekers

In the wake of last night's riots in Maghaberry Prison, Amnesty International has repeated its call for an end to the detention of asylum seekers in the prison. Sixteen prison officers were reportedly...

Jan 15 2004 12:00 am
Haiti: Rights eroded from all sides - international community must help

The call came as numerous Haitian non-governmental organisations mobilise today to draw attention to the Haitian people's struggle for respect of their fundamental human rights. The organisations will...

Jan 14 2004 12:00 am
Singapore: Report exposes highest execution rate in the world

The city-state has hanged more than 400 people in the last 13 years. According to recent UN figures Singapore's per capita execution rate of 13.57 executions per one million population is nearly three...