Mar 11 2004 12:00 am
Syria: Verdicts due in case of men facing up to three years for internet use

Amnesty International, which is calling for the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience in Syria held for exercising their right to freedom of expression, is also concerned that the three men...

Mar 09 2004 12:00 am
UK vs M: UK authorities' refusal to accept yesterday's judgement amounts to persecution

'Having been told that this man, interned without charge or trial for 16 months, should be set free, the UK authorities have chosen to stoop to lower depths. By seeking leave to appeal against this...

Mar 09 2004 12:00 am
Jamaica: More alleged police killings and witness intimidation

According to the police, at 9.45am on 2 March, officers saw a Toyota Corolla car with the men in it 'acting suspiciously' and signalled the car to stop. Following a car chase, police claim the car...

Mar 09 2004 12:00 am
EU: Russia foreign ministers meeting Thursday - EU must demand answers on Chechnya as part of 'new' approach

In the past few weeks alone, Amnesty International has sent out three urgent appeals to the Russian government regarding 'disappearances' and abductions of Chechen civilians reportedly carried out by...

Mar 05 2004 12:00 am
Amnesty International launches global campaign to Women's rights's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights - a 'cancer' and 'human rights atrocity'

Speaking at a press conference in London, Irene Khan said:'Violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights is a human rights atrocity. From the battlefield to the bedroom...

Mar 04 2004 12:00 am
UK: Response to Surrey Police Deepcut investigation report

'It is also time to put an end to the practice of recruiting under-18s. The UK is the country with the lowest deployment age in Europe and Surrey Police's report itself has highlighted the fact that...

Mar 02 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: Amnesty International strongly condemns latest bombings

'Deliberately attacking civilians can never be justified,' said Amnesty International. 'Targeting worshippers during religious observances betrays complete contempt for the most fundamental principles...

Mar 02 2004 12:00 am
Dominican Republic: Backlash against protesters

“The Dominican authorities must issue clear and public instructions to the security forces that they should not use unlawful levels of force or violence to respond to peaceful protests,' the...

Mar 01 2004 12:00 am
Haiti: Lessons must be learned from past mistakes

The UN Security Council has mandated the force to assist Haitian security forces 'to establish and maintain public safety and law and order and to promote and protect human rights'. Significantly, the...