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Jan 31 2005 12:00 am
UK: Reaction to bail for Mahmoud Abu Rideh

"Bail conditions are obviously likely to be better than detention without trial but they are still likely to fall a long way short of fairness and basic human rights standards."Mr Abu Rideh should...

Jan 28 2005 12:00 am
Sudan: Four men tortured and held in a hole in the ground, 'Janjawid' and military stand guard

The men were arrested and reportedly tortured in December by members of the Sudanese military and government-backed militia, the ‘janjawid’, who are still guarding the men. A fifth man arrested...

Jan 27 2005 12:00 am
India: Demand for justice for the Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights who were raped and murdered in Gujarat

The report examines how systematic sexual violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights was used deliberately by Hindu mobs to inflict maximum suffering and humiliation...

Jan 26 2005 12:00 am
UK: Home Secretary's proposal fails to provide justice

Charles Clarke announced that detaining foreign "terror" suspects without trial will be replaced by restrictions on movement and communication, in some cases amounting to house arrest. The proposed...

Jan 25 2005 12:00 am
USA: Kenny Richey case – appeal victory welcomed and speedy release urged for death row scot

Earlier today the 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeal in Cincinnati ruled that Mr Richey's death sentence has been overturned. The federal court has instructed the state of Ohio to release Mr Richey...

Jan 25 2005 12:00 am
Guantánamo Bay: Return of Britons should mark end to all illegal detentions

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:"The arrival of these men back in Britain after three years of detention should mark the end of all illegal detentions at Guantánamo Bay."In the past...

Jan 24 2005 12:00 am
Ukraine: Letter to new president calls for urgent human rights reform

Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan said:"The new administration has the opportunity to significantly improve the protection of human rights in Ukraine, including by bringing relevant...

Jan 24 2005 12:00 am
UK: Mozart birthday concert this Sunday

The composer’s birthday has been celebrated at the Queen Elizabeth Hall since 1984 with a varied programme of chamber music. This annual concert has always been held in aid of charity and last year...

Jan 24 2005 12:00 am
Guatemala: Attackers try to burn anti-corruption campaigner alive as attacks on human rights defenders spiral

Attacks include death threats, attacks with firearms, false bomb alarms and "burglaries" in which mostly sensitive information was taken.On 14 January, attackers drenched Makrina Gudiel’s car with...

Jan 24 2005 12:00 am
European Convention Against Trafficking in People: Call for victims' rights to be put at heart of new law

As the Council of Europe's Parliament meets this week to give its formal Opinion on the draft European Convention against Trafficking in Human Beings, Amnesty International and Anti-Slavery...