Feb 25 2004 12:00 am
UK Arms: New report reveals major loophole in British arms export controls
The report reveals that the government is applying weaker controls to the export of components, compared to the export of full weapons systems. These double standards allow British-sold weapons compon...
Feb 24 2004 12:00 am
USA: Human rights groups shut out of Guantanamo military commissions
In a letter sent last week to U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Amnesty International, Human Rights First (formerly the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights) and Human Rights Watch protested th...
Feb 24 2004 12:00 am
UK: Asylum - new figures show dramatic rise in wrong decisions
An Amnesty International report released earlier this month, based on analysis of the Home Office's own refusal letters to asylum seekers, exposed asylum decisions based on inaccurate and out-of-date...
Feb 23 2004 12:00 am
UK: Scrap internment, as Parliament prepares to debate anti-terror legislation
The human rights organisation also warned that the UK was effectively giving a green light to torturers by potentially relying on evidence extracted under torture. Amnesty International UK Media Direc...
Feb 23 2004 12:00 am
Romania: 17 dead this year and over 400 in danger at psychiatric hospital
A representative of the Centre for Legal Resources, a Romanian non-governmental organisation, visited the hospital on 20 February and established that 17 patients had died in 2004, apparently from mal...
Feb 23 2004 12:00 am
Preventing police from misusing their guns
Guns and Policing: Standards to prevent misuse focuses on what governments should be doing to control the use of guns by their police forces. The report has been written by Amnesty International for t...
Feb 23 2004 12:00 am
Haiti: Rebel and government forces must respect human rights
Amnesty International UK Media Director Lesley Warner said: 'A number of rebel leaders have abysmal human rights records, raising serious concern about levels of violence, as well as the humanitarian...
Feb 20 2004 12:00 am
USA: Amnesty International head speaks out after visit to death row Scot
Speaking after her visit yesterday (Thursday 19 February 2004) to the Mansfield Correctional Facility in Ohio, Kate Allen said: 'It was crucial for me to come to Ohio to see Kenny Richey and the state...
Feb 19 2004 12:00 am
Eritrea: Torture fears for 28 Jehovah's Witnesses arrested, including 90-year-old man
The whereabouts of the 28 are not known, but they are believed to be held in one of Eritrea's many secret detention centres. The Eritrean authorities have not publicly acknowledged the arrests or give...
Feb 18 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: 15-year-old girl to be given 100 lashes for 'crime' of adultery
Mahasin Abaker was 14 years old and nine months pregnant when she was sentenced to 100 lashes at a court in Nyala, South Darfur on May 17 2003. Her final appeal was heard by the Supreme Court in Octob...