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Jul 30 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: UN resolution welcome, but not enough to protect human rights

Amnesty International has urged the UN Security Council and all UN member states to take more effective action to end the massive human rights violations in Darfur, including to: increase the number...

Jul 30 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: Amnesty condemns continued violence by armed groups

Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Stephen Bowen said:“Armed groups must set free all hostages and refrain from kidnapping people or attacking civilians. “Attacks on civilians are a...

Jul 27 2004 12:00 am
Portugal: Man beaten by more than ten prison officers

The report, Portugal: Attack on a prisoner in Lisbon Prison, raises serious concerns about ill-treatment with impunity in Lisbon prison. Albino Libanio was isolated from other prisoners so that prison...

Jul 27 2004 12:00 am
Colombia: Kidnapped Bishop must be released immediately

Press reports claim that the guerrilla group, the Ejército the Liberación Nacional (ELN), National Liberation Army, was responsible for the kidnapping of Monsignor Misael Vacca Ramírez, as well as...

Jul 27 2004 12:00 am
Bangladesh: Fears for safety of writer after attacks on him and his family

Anannyo Azad was abducted by three unknown men at about 4:15pm on 24 July in a street near his home in the capital Dhaka. He was forced into a nearby alley and, according to a press report in the...

Jul 26 2004 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Human rights groups must not be banned

The measures are reportedly contained in a draft bill governing the operation of non-governmental organisations(NGOs).Amnesty International said: “These reports indicate that as with other...

Jul 21 2004 12:00 am
Thailand: Truth and justice under a shadow

Irene Khan said:“The adoption of a progressive Constitution, the ratification of human rights treaties, the creation of national institutions and other measures to protect human rights are important...

Jul 20 2004 12:00 am
Malaysian Prime Minister visits Blair 23 July: Amnesty Internationsl's human rights concerns

Key issues include:detention without trial;allegations of ill-treatment and torture, including being assaulted, forced to strip, deprived of sleep, food and water, detainees being told that their...

Jul 19 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: New report reveals girls as young as eight victims of mass rape in Darfur

In some cases Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights are having their arms or legs broken in rape attacks and mass abductions are also taking place, with Women's rights's rightss...

Jul 16 2004 12:00 am
Czech Republic: JK Rowling letter prompts end of 'cage beds'

On 13 July the Czech Minister of Health Jozef Kubinyi issued a press statement stating that he had instructed directors of all health institutions to immediately cease use of 'cage beds', calling for...