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Jul 28 2005 12:00 am
UK: Amnesty International briefing on tasers as Leicestershire police prepare to introduce new electro-shock weapons

Amnesty has studied Taser use in the USA, where the devices are widely used. The organisation found:Deaths 130 people have died after being 'Tasered' in the USA. In at least 15 cases coroners have...

Jul 28 2005 12:00 am
Haiti: Arms proliferation fuels human rights abuses ahead of elections

Armed groups continue to illegally control territory and people, and commit criminal acts without being challenged by national authorities or UN forces, says the report.It reveals that attempts to...

Jul 26 2005 12:00 am
Nepal: New report accuses government and rebels of torturing and killing Children's rights

In a new report, Amnesty International shows that government security forces, including the Royal Nepalese Army, have arbitrarily killed Children's rights, and subjected others to illegal detention...

Jul 25 2005 12:00 am
UK: Investigation must examine full circumstances of Stockwell shooting

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has begun its investigation into the circumstances of the shooting, which Amnesty International recognizes took place against a background of heightened...

Jul 25 2005 12:00 am
Iraq: Appeal to religous leaders as new report condemns armed groups attacks as crimes against humanity

The call coincides with the publication of a new report by Amnesty International branding the actions of a new generation of armed groups as crimes against humanity. Amnesty International has issued a...

Jul 21 2005 12:00 am
UK: The detention of Hilal Abdul-Razzaq Ali Al-Jedda

Hilal Abdul-Razzaq Ali Al-Jedda is a dual national having both United Kingdom (UK) and Iraqi citizenship. He has been in detention without charge or trial ("internment") in Iraq since 10 October 2004...

Jul 21 2005 12:00 am
UK: Government human rights report welcomed

The organisation highlighted the importance of the report as a way of ensuring accountability in what is the increasingly high-profile area of human rights.Amnesty International welcomed the reportâ€...

Jul 20 2005 12:00 am
UK: Jordan assurances not worth the paper they are written on

"‘Memoranda of Understanding’ are not a new idea. But such promises from countries like Jordan, which are known to have used torture, are not worth the paper they are written on. "These assurances...

Jul 19 2005 12:00 am
UK: Zardad conviction major step forward in fight against torture

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:“This prosecution is a major step forward in the international fight against torture and the UK authorities should be congratulated for bringing...

Jul 15 2005 12:00 am
Thirteen more governments announce support for Arms Treaty

The governments of Benin, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, the Netherlands, Norway, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, Turkey, Uganda and the Vatican gave their support, bringing the treaty much closer to...