Eritrea: ‘you have no right to ask’: government resists scrutiny on human rights
This report updates and expands on Amnesty International’s previously published information about arbitrary detention in Eritrea. It describes new evidence of torture and religious persecution, and sets out the political context in which human rights violations continue to be committed with impunity. It concludes with recommendations to the Government of Eritrea and the international community … Continue reading Eritrea: ‘you have no right to ask’: government resists scrutiny on human rights
Kenya: joint Letter to Hon. Chris Murungaru, Minister of State for Provincial Administration and National Security
A letter regarding the case of Mr Abdel Mohammed Al-Dahas, a 55 year-old refugee from Iraq in police custody at the time of writing, at Kileleshwa Police Station, Nairobi, since 8 October 2001
Yemen: the rule of law sidelined in the name of security
Includes concerns regarding lack of access to asylum processes and secret deportations.
Thailand: grave developments: killings and other abuses
Includes concerns regarding refugees and migrant workers from Myanmar living in Thailand
Syria: smothering freedom of expression: the detention of peaceful critics
This report raises the cases of 12 prisoners of conscience who are currently held in Syrian prisons. These include one man forcibly returned to Syria from Germany, following the rejection of his asylum application.
Liberia: state of emergency signifies a greater need for international involvement in human rights protection
Amnesty International has received reports that indicate that President Taylor is taking advantage of the state of emergency to derogate increasingly from certain rights, ranging from the right to life to the right of freedom of expression. In this report, Amnesty International highlights the increased lack of protection for civilians since 8 February 2002 and … Continue reading Liberia: state of emergency signifies a greater need for international involvement in human rights protection
Iraq: victims of systematic repression
This report addresses the range of Amnesty International concerns about human rights violations committed in Iraq in recent years, including arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, the death penalty, possible extrajudicial executions and forcible expulsion of non-Arabs.
Russian Federation (Chechnya): for the motherland: reported grave breaches of international humanitarian law: persecution of ethnic Chechens in Moscow
Amnesty International is concerned that the way in which the Russian forces are waging war in Chechnya and the discriminatory manner in which Chechens have been targeted by the authorities in Moscow, suggest that the government has been involved in a campaign to punish an entire ethnic group.
Myanmar: human rights violations against ethnic minorities
Amnesty International is concerned that the Burmese army has arbitrarily detained, extrajudicially killed, tortured and ill-treated members of ethnic minorities in the Shan and Mon States and the Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Division in eastern Myanmar. This report is drawn from January and February 1996 interviews with dozens of members of the Shan, Akha, Lahu, Karen, and … Continue reading Myanmar: human rights violations against ethnic minorities
Zaire: lawlessness and insecurity in North and South-Kivu
This report describes human rights abuses in North and South-Kivu and covers the period up to the attacks on, and mass movement of, refugees in the area in October 1996.