Mar 18 2005 12:00 am
Cuba: Two years after crackdown, prisoners confined to tiny cells and beaten
Prison guards reportedly stamped on the neck of Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta, causing him to pass out during a beating last November while he was handcuffed. Another man, Luis Enrique Ferrer Garcia, was...
Mar 17 2005 12:00 am
Sudan: Proposals against ICC role in Darfur undermines justice for victims
Amnesty International said: "This proposition undermines the confidence many countries, including Nigeria, have put in the ICC as the institution to judge the worst crimes committed in the world. "Man...
Mar 17 2005 12:00 am
China: Release of top Uighur prisoner welcome, but timing tactical
But the organisation noted with scepticism the timing of the release, on medical parole: the same day, the US announced it will not seek to sponsor a resolution on China at the ongoing UN Human Rights...
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...