Dec 17 2004 12:00 am
Somaliland: 16-Year-Old Girl Jailed In Grossly Unfair Espionage Trial Should Be Released And Rape Allegations Investigated
Zamzam Ahmed Dualeh, aged 16, was arrested on 15 August at the Vice-President’s house and has been on trial since 4 October with several adjournments. She was alleged to be obtaining secret informat...
Dec 17 2004 12:00 am
Iran: Woman to Be Buried Up to Chest and Stoned to Death In The Next Five Days
According to reports, Hajieh Esmailvand was sentenced to five years imprisonment, to be followed by execution by stoning, for adultery with an unnamed man who at the time was a 17 year old minor. Alth...
Dec 16 2004 12:00 am
UK: Lords Anti-Terror Ruling: Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen Available For Comment
The Law Lords will give their judgement on whether the UK can lawfully intern the detainees held at Belmarsh and Woodhill prisons and Broadmoor High Security Hospital. Amnesty International was grante...
Dec 16 2004 12:00 am
UK Lords Ruling: Three Years Too Late For Internees
Today, a panel of nine Law Lords ruled that the legislation, adopted in the United Kingdom (UK) in the aftermath of the attacks in the USA on 11 September 2001, was unlawful. A number of people have b...
Dec 15 2004 12:00 am
UK/Iraq: Baha Mousa case - UK government must investigate unlawful killings in Iraq
The judgement concerned the death of Iraqi civilians at a time when the UK was recognised as an occupying power in Iraq. Five were shot dead in separate armed incidents involving UK troops and the six...
Dec 14 2004 12:00 am
Liberia: No Justice for Victims of Mass Rape
Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and girls remain vulnerable to attack because of the vast numbers living in camps for displaced people, but the international community has m...
Dec 14 2004 12:00 am
Chile: Reaction to Pinochet Being Placed Under House Arrest
'We welcome today’s developments. This presents a real opportunity to ensure that those who committed human rights violations during the military government are finally brought to justice. 'These cr...
Dec 13 2004 12:00 am
UK: Beryl Bainbridge Launches 'Books for Amnesty' in Camden
Dame Beryl Bainbridge will officially launch Books for Amnesty, a second-hand book shop whose proceeds will support the work of Amnesty International, at 12pm in Camden on Monday 13 December. There wi...
Dec 13 2004 12:00 am
Iran: Girl With Mental Age of Eight Given Death Sentence After Mother Forced Her Into Prostitution From Early Age
Leyla M was reportedly sentenced to death on charges of “acts contrary to chastity” by controlling a brothel, having intercourse with blood relatives and giving birth to an illegitimate child. She...
Dec 13 2004 12:00 am
Croatia: No justice for victims of war crimes as EU considers accession
There continues to be widespread impunity for past crimes committed by members of the Croatian Army and police forces against Croatian Serbs, the organisation said. Amnesty International UK Director K...