Greece: sweep operation: the alleged ill-treatment and torture of 16-year-old Refat Tafili, an Albanian citizen
Amnesty International continues to receive complaints that Greek police officers have beaten and otherwise ill-treated Albanian unauthorized migrant workers while arresting and/or forcibly returning them to Albania in periodic round-ups often referred to as sweep operations. One such case is that of 16-year-old Refat Tafili. Amnesty International is concerned that investigations into his allegations of … Continue reading Greece: sweep operation: the alleged ill-treatment and torture of 16-year-old Refat Tafili, an Albanian citizen
Pakistan: transfers to US custody without human rights guarantees
Pakistan has handed over an unknown number of detainees to the US-led coalition without reference to any legal requirements, including Pakistan’s domestic legislation governing extradition.
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: alleged ill-treatment of 27 Albanians in Skopje by Macedonian police
On 22 June 2001 a group of some 30 Albanian citizens who had entered Macedonia in transit on their way to other countries, primarily Greece, to look for work, were expelled back to Albania at the Tushemisht border crossing at Sveti Naum. Nearly all of the group (reports state that 27 of the 30) alleged … Continue reading Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: alleged ill-treatment of 27 Albanians in Skopje by Macedonian police
Switzerland: alleged ill-treatment during an attempted deportation: the case of Karim
In November 2000 ”Karim”, a Syrian national, lodged a criminal complaint with the Geneva Attorney General concerning his alleged ill-treatment during an attempt by Vaud cantonal police to deport him via Geneva-Cointrin airport to Syria earlier that month. At the same time a request for an administrative investigation was addressed to the Vaud cantonal authorities. … Continue reading Switzerland: alleged ill-treatment during an attempted deportation: the case of Karim
Guinea-Bissau: human rights violations since the armed conflict ended in May 1999
Includes reports of expulsion, and arbitrary arrest and detention, of refugees.
Ethiopia and Eritrea: human rights issues in a year of armed conflict
This document includes the following sections: The border conflict – a brief background The war and human rights Expulsions and the treatment of Eritreans in Ethiopia and Ethiopians in Eritrea Mass expulsions Cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment during the expulsion process The citizenship issue for Eritreans in Ethiopia Expulsions as violations of international human rights … Continue reading Ethiopia and Eritrea: human rights issues in a year of armed conflict
Bhutan: nationality, expulsion, statelessness and the right to return
This document outlines the application of international human rights standards to questions of nationality, statelessness and repatriation and examines various country situations and repatriation programs. The prime aim of this document is to assist in bringing about a solution to the situation of nearly 100, 000 people, most of whom claim to be from southern … Continue reading Bhutan: nationality, expulsion, statelessness and the right to return
Amnesty International concerns in Europe, July – December 1995
This document lists Amnesty International’s concerns across Europe for the second semester of 1995. A number of concerns for refugees are listed in the Balkan states