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Aug 31 2004 12:00 am
Israel/Occupied Territories: Suicide attacks against civilians condemned as crime against humanity

Amnesty International said:“Palestinian armed groups must put an immediate end to suicide bombings and other attacks against civilians.Such deliberate and systematic targeting of civilians is a...

Aug 31 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: Amnesty International appalled by execution of Nepalese hostages

Amnesty International said:'Nothing can justify such horrendous acts that disregard the most precious right - the right to life.These killings may have a negative impact for all Iraqis who are eager...

Aug 30 2004 12:00 am
Nepal: New report reveals one 'disappearance' every day in trekkers' favourite destination

‘Nepal: Escalating ‘disappearances’ amid a culture of impunity’, describes a culture of impunity in which security forces regularly obstruct investigations by Nepal’s courts and National...

Aug 27 2004 12:00 am
Chile Pinochet Ruling: A major step towards justice

The court’s decision shows that Augusto Pinochet can and must be brought to justice in the same way as any other citizen. This is a valuable step which restores confidence in the judiciary following...

Aug 26 2004 12:00 am
Peru: National human rights plan needed to end consequences of internal conflict

In a new report published today, Amnesty International urges the Peruvian government to establish a National Human Rights Plan comprising concrete measures to ensure truth, justice and reparation and...

Aug 26 2004 12:00 am
Bangladesh: 'Seige' threat to religious minority

News reports from 21 August state that Islamist groups organised a procession through Dhaka, saying that on 27 August they would surround the Ahmadiyya headquarters, prevent anyone from entering or...

Aug 25 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: Government trying to gag those who tell the world about human rights abuses

‘Intimidation and Denial: Attacks on freedom of expression in Darfur’ reports on how the Sudanese government, which is under increasing international pressure, is attacking freedom of expression...

Aug 24 2004 12:00 am
Observers Concerned at Denial of Access at Guantánamo Bay

Representatives from Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights First and Human Rights Watch voiced concern that the denial is impeding their ability to effectively assess...

Aug 24 2004 12:00 am
Iran: 16-year-old girl hanged in street for 'acts incompatible with chastity'

Amnesty International is alarmed that this execution was carried out despite reports that Ateqeh Rajabi was not believed to be mentally competent, and that she reportedly did not have access to a...

Aug 24 2004 12:00 am
Bangladesh: Government must stem growing tide of violence

The demonstrations have been called by the Awami League to protest against bomb attacks on their leadership last Saturday. The bombings left at least 19 people dead and some 300 wounded. Following the...