Jul 15 2005 12:00 am
Iraq: call for investigation into torture and suffocation of nine prisoners in container
The nine who died were among a group of 12 men who were detained in Baghdad's al-'Amariya district on 10 July. The Iraqi authorities have suggested they were members of an armed group who had engaged...
Jul 14 2005 12:00 am
UN 'deal' on arms controls means business as usual for the world's worst arms dealers
The new UN agreement on a system to track small arms and light weapons is toothless and riddled with loopholes, according to the Control Arms campaign. The agreement, obtained by the campaign, was neg...
Jul 14 2005 12:00 am
Mexico: Activist murdered in apparent homophobic hate crime, others at risk
Amnesty International supporters are writing urgent appeals to the Mexican authorities calling for protection for his partner and other activists, and for a full investigation into the murder. Health...
Jul 14 2005 12:00 am
Israel: Netanya bombing condemned
The Palestinian armed group Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility for the attack, once again showing utter disregard for fundamental human rights. Amnesty International has repeatedly called on Pal...
Jul 14 2005 12:00 am
Colombia: Amnesty head meets president Uribe and calls on him not to ratify impunity law
Amnesty International is concerned that the Justice and Peace Law, recently approved by the Colombian Congress, will guarantee that those responsible for the most barbaric human rights atrocities, be...
Jul 08 2005 12:00 am
Srebrenica: Ten years on and no justice for the victims
The vast number of unresolved cases of 'disappearances' in which the perpetrators have not yet been brought to justice is perhaps the most serious ongoing human rights violation in Bosnia and Herzegov...
Jul 07 2005 12:00 am
UK: London bombings condemned by Amnesty International
Explosions have been reported at six Underground stations and on one bus. Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan said: 'Our thoughts and sympathy are first and foremost with those who have...
Jul 06 2005 12:00 am
Sri Lanka: President urged to prevent return to death penalty after 29-year moratorium
Sri Lanka's Justice Ministry and the Attorney General have recently recommended that three people convicted in 1999 for a notorious abduction and killing should be executed. The Sri Lankan prisons chi...
Jul 06 2005 12:00 am
Iraq: Targeting of diplomats by armed groups a worrying new trend, says Amnesty International
The attacks on Arab and foreign diplomats in recent days appear to represent a new and worrying phase in the campaign by armed groups opposed to the Iraqi government and the presence of US and other f...
Jul 06 2005 12:00 am
Burma: Prisoner releases welcomed, but over a thousand still held
Amnesty International Asia Program Deputy Director Catherine Baber said: 'We are happy to hear of the release of prisoners of conscience, many of whom have been imprisoned for more than a decade. 'How...