Mar 16 2005 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: Human rights violations make free participation in election process impossible
During a research trip to Zimbabwe last month, Amnesty International delegates gathered evidence of continued government intimidation and arbitrary arrest of opposition candidates and supporters, mani...
Mar 16 2005 12:00 am
EU-China: Javier Solana must press Chinese Foreign Minister over growing harassment of activists in China
Amnesty’s latest research shows that harassment and imprisonment of activists defending civil, political and economic rights in China is on the increase with cases reported in just the past few week...
Mar 16 2005 12:00 am
Croatia: Suspension of EU accession sends strong signal against impunity
The EU Council decided not to begin accession talks on 17 March, as originally scheduled. These will be opened only after it is established that Croatia is fully cooperating with the International Cri...
Mar 15 2005 12:00 am
UK: Campaigners welcome Straw commitment on Arms Treaty and urge swift action
Jack Straw confirmed the UK government's commitment to work for an international Arms Treaty. "I announced last September that the UK would work for such a treaty. I want to set out today some more de...
Mar 15 2005 12:00 am
Nepal: Amnesty UK Director appeals for UK action to expose abuses
She urged the UK to press for a strong resolution at the UN Commission on Human Rights, meeting in Geneva 14 March – 22 April, to ensure that the UN sends an investigator to Nepal to report on the h...
Mar 15 2005 12:00 am
Bangladesh: UK award-winning journalist and colleagues threatened with grenade attacks
Sumi Khan has been in the UK (1 March) to collect an Index on Censorship award for "outstanding commitment to journalistic integrity in defence of freedom of expression". The letter to Sumi Khan told...
Mar 14 2005 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty calls for public enquiry into Deepcut deaths
But the organisation said that there is still a pressing need for a public enquiry into non-combat deaths at Deepcut and other army barracks. Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Stephen Bowen...
Mar 11 2005 12:00 am
Burma: Amnesty campaign for release of Burma's longest-serving prisoner of conscience
He has been in a poor state of health, exacerbated by his treatment in prison, which has included torture, inadequate access to medical treatment, being held in a cell designed for military dogs, with...
Mar 10 2005 12:00 am
Syria: New report calls for end to human rights violations against Syrian Kurds
The authorities must open investigations into the allegations of unlawful killings, deaths resulting from torture and ill-treatment in custody and torture of Kurds that have come to light since March...
Mar 10 2005 12:00 am
Nepal: UN Commission on human rights must act on 'human rights catastrophe' in Nepal
Peter Splinter, Amnesty International’s representative at the UN in Geneva, said: "Nepal is on the verge of a human rights catastrophe. Basic human rights have been suspended; impunity is rampant. T...