Oct 27 2004 12:00 am
USA: New report on 'war on terror' calls for Bush and Kerry to tackle 'made in America' torture
Neither presidential candidate mentioned the issue in three televised presidential debates. The call came as Amnesty International launched a major new 200-page report - Human Dignity Denied: Torture...
Oct 26 2004 12:00 am
Ukraine: Opposition Activists Harassed and Arbitrarily Arrested
Amnesty International is concerned by reports that members of the youth opposition organization PORA ('It is time') are being subjected to arbitrary arrest and harassment for the legitimate exercise o...
Oct 26 2004 12:00 am
Thailand: Deaths of demonstrators must be fully investigated
The Thai authorities today announced that 78 demonstrators died of suffocation after being taken into custody. They have reportedly acknowledged that at least an additional six died of gunshot wounds...
Oct 26 2004 12:00 am
DRC: Systematic Rape and Torture of Tens of Thousands of Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and Girls Leaves Public Health Crisis
Many victims, aged six to over seventy years, have been gang raped by up to twenty-five combatants or taken prisoner and used for months or years as sex slaves. The rapes have often been accompanied b...
Oct 20 2004 12:00 am
UK: Ealing Amnesty International School Group to Present Former Death Row Prisoner Ryan Matthews With 'Dove Of Freedom'
Ryan's mother Pauline will also be present at the event, as will leading British-born death row lawyer, Clive Stafford Smith, who worked on Ryan’s case. Ryan Matthews was sentenced to death in Louis...
Oct 20 2004 12:00 am
Belarus: Opposition cannot be stifled
For the past two days hundreds of people have been protesting in the centre of Minsk against the results of parliamentary elections and a controversial referendum that lifted restrictions on President...
Oct 18 2004 12:00 am
US Death Penalty Exonerees and Uzbek Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights Against The Death Penalty - 'East Meets West'
Amnesty International UK, Reprieve and Amicus have organised a special event bringing together three former death row prisoners from the USA - all since declared innocent - and two anti-death penalty...
Oct 18 2004 12:00 am
UK: New survey shows diamond shops can't assure customers that stones are not conflict diamonds
The survey, presented to this week’s World Diamond Congress (WDC) in New York, shows that almost two years after the diamond industry agreed to a system of self-regulation to prevent the trade in di...
Oct 15 2004 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: New Report Reveals Political Manipulation of Access to Food
The report, 'Zimbabwe: Power and Hunger, Violations of the Right to Food,' finds that the food distribution system has been used to discriminate against supporters of the political opposition. It exam...
Oct 15 2004 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Amnesty Welcomes Acquittal of Morgan Tsvangirai
Amnesty International believes that the trial of Mr Tsvangirai was a politically motivated prosecution in keeping with a wider pattern of arrest and trial on spurious charges as a form of harassment o...