Jun 20 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: Government 'in denial' to blame for refugee crisis
The organisation was highly critical of the Sudanese government which it says is ultimately responsible for human rights atrocities committed in Darfur. It also called on the international community t...
Jun 18 2004 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia: Amnesty International appeals to armed group for the safety and release of Paul M. Johnson
The armed group is said to have given an ultimatum to the Saudi Arabian authorities to release some prisoners held by its security forces by Friday 18 June 2004, or it would carry out the killing of P...
Jun 17 2004 12:00 am
New report shows more asylum seekers being imprisoned in Northern Ireland
The report – Measuring Misery, detention of asylum seekers in Northern Ireland: a statistical analysis 2002-2004 – has been produced by the Refugee Action Group, a coalition of refugee and human r...
Jun 15 2004 12:00 am
UK: Concern at government forcing asylum-seekers back to Somali war zone
In a little-publicised policy change, the government has been forcibly returning male Somalis to Mogadishu since 31 March 2004, with six people known to have been sent there by early June. In the last...
Jun 15 2004 12:00 am
Burma (Burma): Sports journalist remains imprisoned while Europe hits football frenzy
Zaw Thet Htwe is the editor of a popular Burmese sports magazine, First Eleven. He was initially sentenced to death in November 2003 but his sentence was reduced to three years imprisonment on 12 May...
Jun 14 2004 12:00 am
UK: Three out of four applications for asylum made by people from countries in conflict, says new report released to mark Refugee Week 2004
The report also reveals the impact these conflicts have on asylum claims to the UK. According to available Home Office statistics, up to three-quarters (around 74%) of asylum applications are made by...
Jun 11 2004 12:00 am
USA: Kenny Richey case - blow for death row Scot - reaction
“It brings Kenny closer to execution, setting the clock ticking faster than ever. “Mr Richey has already endured over 17 years on death row and we have deep concerns about his case that go beyond...
Jun 11 2004 12:00 am
Spain: Amnesty International human rights action plan calls for domestic action to match foreign commitments
Spain: The necessary commitment – AI recommendations for a human rights action plan defines the key human rights challenges facing Spain, sets a roadmap for change and contains a list of 15 indicato...
Jun 11 2004 12:00 am
Jamaica: Amnesty International mourns death of leading gay rights activist and repeats call for action on homophobia
Amnesty International said: “Brian Williamson was a courageous individual prepared to speak out for one of the most marginalised and persecuted communities in Jamaica: the gay and lesbian community....
Jun 08 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: Policy of repression lies at root of human rights catastrophe, says Amnesty in memorandum to government
The rule of law and traditional mechanisms for resolving conflict between different ethnic groups have been destroyed by the government’s support for the ‘Janjawid’ militia groups, its failure t...