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May 31 2005 12:00 am
Nigeria: New report finds shocking level of violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in the home

Stephane Mikala, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Africa Programme, said:“On a daily basis Nigerian Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights are beaten, raped and even...

May 31 2005 12:00 am
EU: New analysis reveals lack of human rights safeguards undermining EU counter-terrorism effort

The organisation was launching a new detailed analysis of the EU’s counter-terrorism measures in the area of criminal law since 11 September 2001.The Analysis highlights the lack of judicial...

May 26 2005 12:00 am
Haiti: Obliterating justice, supreme court overturning sentences for Raboteau massacre is huge step backwards

Amnesty International believes that the arguments the Supreme Court presented to overturn these sentences are contrary to the Haitian Constitution and that the Supreme Court, by basing its ruling on...

May 26 2005 12:00 am
Colombia: Amnesty briefing on human rights concerns

Impact on civiliansCivilians are targeted by all sides in Colombia’s armed conflict — the security forces, paramilitaries and armed opposition groups. In the first half of 2004, at least 1,400...

May 25 2005 12:00 am
Governments betraying human rights says Amnesty International Annual Report

Speaking at the launch of the Amnesty International Report 2005, the organisation's Secretary General Irene Khan said that governments had failed to show principled leadership and must be held to...

May 19 2005 12:00 am
Uzbekistan: Fear for safety of detainees and refugees

The organisation has also repeated its call on the Uzbekistani authorities to allow an independent investigation - with the participation of international experts - into events in Andizhan with the...

May 17 2005 12:00 am
Uzbekistan: New clampdown fears as independent investigation urged

The investigation's results should be made public and those responsible for unlawful killings brought to justice.The organisation also expressed concern that the Uzbekistani authorities may use the...

May 17 2005 12:00 am
UK: Tasers: Amnesty International briefing

Amnesty has studied Taser use in the USA, where the devices are widely used. The organisation found: Deaths: Over 100 people have died after being 'Tasered' in the USA. In at least 14 cases coroners...

May 16 2005 12:00 am
Uzbekistan: Human rights briefing

Human rights record Amnesty International has criticised the Uzbek authorities for their dire human rights record - including the detention of thousands of people on political or religious grounds...

May 16 2005 12:00 am
UK: Leading UK charities call on UK government to sign up to new anti-trafficking convention

Trafficking of men, Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights and Children's rights into the UK for sexual exploitation, and for other forms of forced labour including domestic...