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Oct 14 2004 12:00 am
UK: Government Must Ensure Protection and Assistance for Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and Girls Trafficked into Sex Trade

Trafficking for sexual exploitation into the UK has increased over the last few years. Home Office research estimated that up to 1,420 Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights were...

Oct 13 2004 12:00 am
Colombia: Abducted, Raped and Mutilated, Punished for Wearing 'Low-Slung' Jeans - Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights And Girls are Terrorised by Both Sides, Says New Report

Following an international meeting held in London last July, Colombia was the recipient of a £250 million EU aid agreement based on the need to improve human rights – the 'London Declaration'.Yet...

Oct 11 2004 12:00 am
Azerbaijan: Amnesty International Human Rights Concerns

In advance of the Azerbaijan-England World Cup football qualifier, Amnesty International today (11 October) issued the following briefing on its key human rights concerns in the country.Election 2003...

Oct 10 2004 12:00 am
Death Penalty: Death Row Scot Kenny Richey Speaks Out on World Day Against the Death Penalty

Mr Richey, who was convicted of arson and murder in the state of Ohio in 1986 and has been on death row since 1987, has always maintained his innocence. He is presently awaiting the outcome of an...

Oct 09 2004 12:00 am
Worldwide/UK: New figures show massive rise in arms transfers as campaigners call for Arms Treaty

These figures come amid further calls for an international Arms Treaty to regulate the export of arms across the globe.The campaign was given a major boost last week when UK Foreign Secretary Jack...

Oct 08 2004 12:00 am
Jamaica: Scots Forensics Expert Supports Eyewitness Accounts of Killings

'There is now serious pressure on the Jamaican military and police authorities to ensure individual soldiers provide detailed explanations of what they did, and if they fired shots, why and when,'...

Oct 08 2004 12:00 am
Afghanistan: 'Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights Treated Worse Than Dogs' as Ignorant Judges Fail to Protect Victims and Punish Criminals

Ingrid Massage, Asia director at Amnesty International said:'The act of holding elections has been held up by some parties as a sign of Afghanistan’s recovery. This could not be further from the...

Oct 07 2004 12:00 am
Indonesia: Torture, Political Killings and Armed Raids Destroying Lives

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:'There is virtually no aspect of life in Aceh that has been untouched by abuses of human rights, carried out under the military emergency and since...

Oct 07 2004 12:00 am
Brazil: Authorities must prevent bloodbath in the 'real City of God'

Amnesty International said:“British audiences were shocked by the film City of God and its scenes of brutal violence in Rio’s favelas. Sadly for many people in Brazil this is a terrifying, daily...

Oct 05 2004 12:00 am
Italy: Human Rights Of Refugees Violated

The immediate forced return to Libya, by aeroplane, of over 300 foreign nationals newly arrived in Italy constitutes a very serious violation of national and international laws and conventions...