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Apr 16 2004 12:00 am
Syria: Four Kurdish Children's rights arrested at risk of torture

The four 12 and 13-year-olds, Nijirfan Saleh Mahmoud, Ahmad Shikhmous’Abdallah, Walat Mohammad Sa’id and Serbest Shikhou were arrested at al-Talane’ school, in the Syrian town of Qamishli, on 6...

Apr 16 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: Systematic rape of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and girls

Alarming reports about the systematic rape of hundreds of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights by the government-backed armed militia, the ‘Janjawid’, are coming from the...

Apr 16 2004 12:00 am
Amnesty International Media Awards 2004: Shortlist announced

The Amnesty International UK Media Awards, sponsored by Pci: Live, recognise excellence in human rights reporting and acknowledge the significant contribution made to the UK public’s awareness and...

Apr 15 2004 12:00 am
UK: Top footballers launch new anti-racism asylum video for schools

A Safe Place features top players Thierry Henry, David James, Ashley Cole, Shaka Hislop, Lomana Lua Lua and Shola Ameobi, together with England manager Sven Goran Eriksson. Also interviewed are young...

Apr 14 2004 12:00 am
UK/USA/Iraq: Blair in Washington - PM should call on Bush to respect rights in Iraq as 'way out of quagmire'

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: “The danger is that coalition forces risk feeding extremism with every hastily discharged weapon and every arbitrary detention. So many civilians...

Apr 14 2004 12:00 am
Scotland: Scotland United 2004 - Hearts, Hibs and Livingston players support Amnesty at Scotland United

Premier League footballers including Hearts players Alan Maybury, Scott Severin and Patrick Kisnorbo, Hibs players Kevin Nicol and Alan Reid and Livingston Captain Stuart Lovell teamed up against...

Apr 14 2004 12:00 am
EU-China: Arms embargo - don't sabotage human rights activists in China, says Amnesty International to EU

The call comes as the EU Presidency prepares for talks with the Chinese Foreign Minister in Dublin this Monday, and with EU Foreign Ministers due to discuss the lifting of the EU arms embargo against...

Apr 13 2004 12:00 am
East Timor: UN dragging its heels while perpetrators walk free

Amnesty International UK Media Director Lesley Warner said:“While the UN is dragging its heels, those responsible for grave crimes in East Timor are free and, in many cases, are in active military...

Apr 08 2004 12:00 am
Yemen: Terry Waite to attend conference on Guantánamo Bay and 'war on terror' detentions

The two-day conference, an Amnesty International initiative co-organised by the National Organisation for the Defence of Rights and Freedoms (HOOD) in Yemen, will take place at the Taj Sheba Hotel in...

Apr 08 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: Amnesty International calls on coalition and insurgents alike to protect civilians

Amnesty International UK Media Director Lesley Warner said:“The loss of life in Iraq in recent days is tragic and unacceptable. The parties to the conflict must immediately take all necessary...