Feb 18 2004 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: Court should rule on illegal wall
The governments of the UK and other EU members states, the US and Israel have objected to the ICJ hearing the case, claiming that the issue is 'political'. In a briefing issued today, Amnesty Internat...
Feb 18 2004 12:00 am
Haiti: Fears of exodus as known abuser leads rebel group
Over the last two days former paramilitary leader Louis Jodel Chamblain, convicted of involvement in the assassination of a prominent pro-democracy activist ten years ago, has led a group of former so...
Feb 16 2004 12:00 am
Haiti: Perpetrators of serious past abuses re-emerge
Amnesty International said today: “At the best of times, the spectre of past violations continues to haunt Haiti. At this crucial stage, when the rule of law is so fragile, the last thing that the cou...
Feb 13 2004 12:00 am
Maldives: Honeymoon paradise cracks down on Valentine's Day dissent
Amnesty International said: “These people have only been exercising their right to freedom of expression in a peaceful manner. They were holding an election to the Governing Council of their party. Th...
Feb 13 2004 12:00 am
Iran: Amir Abbas Fakhravar, freelance journalist and prisoner of conscience
This is the first time that Amnesty International has documented evidence of the practice of “white torture” in Iran. Amir Abbas Fakhravar has been in prison for over a year. In January 2004, he was t...
Feb 12 2004 12:00 am
Turkey: Rejecting old practices, abiding by new standards
Irene Khan said: 'Amnesty International acknowledges the progress that Turkey has made in the area of human rights. We want to encourage the government to go along this path, but we also want to indic...
Feb 10 2004 12:00 am
Nigeria: Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights on death row for abortion and consensual sex
Amnesty International is opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances and is particularly concerned that the application of the punishment in Nigeria is discriminatory. Some of the categories of...
Feb 10 2004 12:00 am
Haiti: Rule of law must be protected
Reports indicate that more than 15 people, including police officers and local residents, have been killed. Amnesty International said: 'Amnesty International deplores the reported killings of local i...
Feb 09 2004 12:00 am
UK: Asylum - new report exposes home office failures causing nearly 14,000 wrong asylum decisions in one year
A new report released today (Monday 9 February 2004) by Amnesty International reveals Home Office asylum decisions based on inaccurate and out-of-date country information, unreasoned decisions about p...
Feb 05 2004 12:00 am
Pakistan: New 'security' arrests and fear of illegal USA 'war on terror'
In an open letter to Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, Amnesty International said: 'Given the widespread use of torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in places of detention in P...