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Dec 23 2004 12:00 am
Greece: Police 'torture' of 60 Afghan asylum-seekers - including Children's rights - must be investigated

In a letter to the Greek Minister of Public Order Giorgos Voulgarakis, Amnesty International has called for a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation of the allegations and for the perpetrators...

Dec 23 2004 12:00 am
China: Christian Church Leader Arrested and at Risk of Torture For Possession of Religious DVDs

Zhang Rongliang is diabetic and there are concerns that he may not receive the medical care or treatment he needs. Amnesty International has issued an 'Urgent Action' appeal and is calling for Mr...

Dec 22 2004 12:00 am
More resources for EU human rights: Amnesty International's 10-point programme for the Luxembourg presidency

Among the critical areas highlighted by Amnesty International is the chronic lack of resourcing for the EU’s human rights work at Council level including totally inadequate staffing at the Councilâ€...

Dec 22 2004 12:00 am
Iran: Woman sentenced to be buried up to chest and stoned to death

Hajieh Esmailvand’s death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court last month. Her unnamed co-defendant is at risk of imminent execution by hanging. Amnesty International members have been faxing...

Dec 21 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: New US Jail Abuse Allegations Must Be Fully Investigated

'These new allegations only underline the need for a full, impartial and independent inquiry that establishes what happened and who was responsible. 'If necessary, these investigations should go to...

Dec 21 2004 12:00 am
Iraq: Amnesty International Condemns Recent Attacks Against Civilians

More than 200 others were reportedly injured. Amnesty International also condemns the killing in broad day light of three election employees in Haifa Street in central Baghdad.'There can never be any...

Dec 21 2004 12:00 am
Congo: Call For Unconditional Protection Of Civilians After Renewed Fighting

Ongoing fighting between DRC government forces and dissident troops allied to the former RCD-Goma armed opposition group in North-Kivu province, as well as recent unconfirmed reports of a Rwandan...

Dec 21 2004 12:00 am
Chile: Pinochet Ruling Hailed As 'Opening Door' To Justice

Amnesty International said:'The new judicial process against Augusto Pinochet in Chile is one further step on a long journey to justice. It has opened a door that many governments have been eager to...

Dec 20 2004 12:00 am
Iran: One day left to save woman sentenced to be buried up to chest and stoned to death

Her unnamed co-defendant is at risk of imminent execution by hanging. Amnesty International members are now faxing urgent appeals to the Iranian authorities, calling for the execution to be stopped...

Dec 17 2004 12:00 am
Sudan: Time is running out for 2 million people in Darfur

Civilians are still being attacked in Darfur, west Sudan, and the international community has failed to make the Sudanese government understand that these attacks must stop, said Amnesty International...