Jul 16 2004 12:00 am
China: Fresh Arrests of HIV/AIDS activists
Four people, all HIV positive, have recently been detained in Shangqiu city in Henan province, after they tried to protest at inadequate healthcare for people infected with HIV/AIDS. Amnesty Internati...
Jul 15 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: 'Weak' UN resolution misses human rights opportunities
Amnesty International welcomes that the Security Council resolution includes a commitment by all forces in the country to act in accordance with international law, including their obligations under in...
Jul 15 2004 12:00 am
Guatemala: 15-year-old girl raped to intimidate trade unionist parents
The girl and her 13-year-old brother were washing clothes near their home on the afternoon of 6 July when two men in balaclavas attacked them, dragged them at gunpoint to nearby coffee trees, and tied...
Jul 14 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: Security Council has a moral and legal responsibility to act
Given the provisions of the UN Charter requiring member states to cooperate in the promotion and protection of human rights, each one of the country members of the council has not only a moral, but al...
Jul 13 2004 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: New report demands repeal of discriminatory citizenship law
In its report, ‘Torn Apart: Families split by discriminatory policies’ , Amnesty International shows how the ‘Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law’ bars Israelis who are married to Palestinia...
Jul 13 2004 12:00 am
Greece: Olympic Games must not lead to a trade off of security for human rights
Amnesty International said: “The Greek government must protect athletes, officials, journalists and spectators. It is responsible for the security of its citizens and guests. However, this must not...
Jul 12 2004 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: Wall should be dismantled in line with court decision
In its Advisory Opinion, the ICJ concluded that the construction of the wall by the Israeli army inside the West Bank, including in and around East Jerusalem, violates international human rights and h...
Jul 12 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: UK visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Alawi: Briefing on Amnesty International concerns
Amnesty International UK said: “After many years we could now see a turning point for human rights in Iraq. Tony Blair has a golden opportunity to emphasise its importance in this first visit of the...
Jul 12 2004 12:00 am
EU Foreign Ministers today: New EU force in Bosnia-Herzegovina must not make the same mistakes as 'SFOR'
In particular, Amnesty International points to its concerns, repeatedly raised with NATO and individual governments contributing troops, about instances where SFOR has failed to adhere to internationa...
Jul 09 2004 12:00 am
Bereaved parents call on governments to get tough on arms
The grass-roots action comes as the Control Arms Campaign (Oxfam, Amnesty International and IANSA) publishes figures showing that there is now one gun for every ten people on the planet – that’s m...