Sep 21 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: Massive Increase in Human Rights Monitors Needed

The organisation is calling for a massive increase in monitors and for them to be deployed in every region of Darfur because the government’s so-called 'safe areas' provide no real security.Amnesty...

Sep 17 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: Inquiry Urgently Needed into Civilian Killings by US Troops

Amnesty International said:“There are worrying reports about the mounting casualties amongst civilians who find themselves caught in the battle between American troops and insurgents.“It is time...

Sep 16 2004 12:00 am
UK: Public Inquiry must be held into Finucane killing

The conviction and sentencing today of Kenneth Barrett, a former loyalist paramilitary, for the murder of Patrick Finucane has removed any purported justification on the part of the authorities to...

Sep 15 2004 12:00 am
Death Penalty: New report shows USA and Iran top child offender execution table

Since 1990 the USA has executed 19 child offenders (those convicted of offences committed when they were aged below 18), and Iran 10 - including three this year, most recently a 16-year-old girl...

Sep 13 2004 12:00 am
Laos: Disembowelling and torture of Children's rights condemned as war crimes

The reports, which include video evidence and witness testimony, say that the four girls and one boy, who were aged between 13 and 16 years old and part of an ethnic Hmong rebel group, were killed...

Sep 13 2004 12:00 am
Amnesty International in Darfur, Sudan: Available for interview

Amnesty International has finally been granted access to the region where over a million people have been forced from their homes, more than 50,000 people have been killed, thousands of Women's rights...

Sep 10 2004 12:00 am
Belarus: Imprisoned for a Poem

The human rights organisation considers the two men to be prisoners of conscience and urges the authorities to release them immediately and unconditionally.Valery Levonevsky, the president of the...

Sep 09 2004 12:00 am
Indonesia: Amnesty International condemns Jakarta bomb attack

Attacks on civilians can never be justified and are prohibited by international law. Amnesty International calls for the perpetrators to be brought promptly to justice in proceedings that meet...

Sep 08 2004 12:00 am
Russian Federation: Joint NGO statement on Beslan hostage tragedy

Human Rights Centre “Memorial”, Moscow Helsinki Group, All-Russia Movement for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)...

Sep 08 2004 12:00 am
Human Rights in North Korea: Amnesty International Media Briefing

OverviewAmnesty International has monitored the human rights situation in North Korea for many years; we have received reports of torture, executions, and the denial of fundamental rights such as the...